Magnolia House Veterinary Clinic

103 Staveley Gardens
Chiswick, GB W4 2SE

(783)567-7857

magnoliavets.co.uk

FOODs-

CAFFEINE: Teas, coffees, energy drinks and chocolate coated coffee beans

Causes hyper excitability but can have severe cardiac effects especially in animals with underlying heart disease.

SEEK URGENT ATTENTION

GRAPES- including Raisins, Currants and Sultanas:

An unusual one in that the mechanism of action is unknown and there are reports of very low levels of ingestion proving fatal. 

Signs- vomiting, anorexia, bloody stools, pancreatitis, acute renal failure.

Favourable prognosis if treated early but guarded prognosis if develops as far as renal impairment.

SEEK URGENT ATTENTION

Xylitol- E967- Chewing gum

Can cause hypoglycaemia with effects including convulsions and coma, as well as acute liver failure in as little as 2hrs. 

URGENT ATTENTION

Avocado:

Contains Persin which is extremely toxic to birds causing death of heart muscle. Avoid feeding nay part of the avocado to Birds.

Macadamia Nut

Can be caused by ingesting the butter as well as the nuts themselves.

Weakness and ataxia, bloating, joint pain and recumbency.

Prognosis usually excellent with treatment.

Potatoes

Only cause problems when green potatoes are eaten due to alkaloids present- cooked normal potato is safe.