ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES: can cause intoxication, coma, and death


BABY FOOD: can contain onion powder, which can be toxic to dogs (see below). Can also result in nutrional deficiencies, if fed in large amounts.


BONES FROM FISH, POULTRY, OR OTHER MEAT SOURCES: Can cause obstruction or laceration of the digestive system.


CAT FOOD: generally too high in protein and fats.


CHOCOLATE, COFFEE, TEA, AN OTHER CAFFEINE: contain caffeine, theobromine, or theophylline, which can be toxic and affect the heart and nervous system.


CITRUS OIL EXTRACTS: can cause vomiting.


FAT TRIMMINGS: can cause pancreatitis.


GRAPES & RAISINS: contain an unknown toxin, which can damage the kidneys. there have been no documented problems associated with grape seed extract.


HOPS: unknown compound causes panting, increased heart rate, elevated temperature, seizures, and death.


HUMAN VITAMINS CONTAINING IRON: can damage the lining of the digestive system and be toxic to the other organs including the liver and kidneys.


LARGE AMOUNTS OF LIVER: can cause vitamin A toxicity, which affects muscles and bones.


MACADAMIA  NUTS: contain an unknown toxin, which can affect the digestive and nervous systems and muscle.


MARIJUANA: can depress the nervous system, cause vomiting, and changes in the heart rate.


MILK & OTHER DAIRY: SOME ADULT DOGS AND CATS do not have sufficient amounts of the enzyme lactase, which breaks down the lactose in milk. This can result in diarrhea.




MOLDY OR SPOILED FOOD, GARBAGE: can contain multiple toxins causing vomiting and diarhea and can also affect other organs.


MUSHROOMS: can contain toxins, which may affect multiple systems in the body, cause shock, and result in death.


ONIONS & GARLIC: contain sulfoxide and disulfides which can damage red blood cells and cause ANEMIA. cats are more susceptible than dogs. garlic is LESS toxic than onions.


PERSIMMONS: seeds can cause intestinal obstruction and  ENTERITIS.


PEACH OR PLUM PITS: can cause obstruction of the digestive tract.


POTATO  & TOMATO (LEAVES / STEMS): contain oxalates, which can affect the digestive, nervous, and urinary systems. THIS IS MORE COMMON IN LIVESTOCK.


RAW EGGS: contain an enzyme called avidin, which decreases the absorption of biotin ( a  B-vitamin) . This can lead to skin, hair, and coat problems. RAW EGGS may also contain salmonella.


RAW FISH: can result in a THIAMINE ( a B-vitamin) deficiency leading to loss of appetite, seizures, and in severe cases death. MORE COMMON IF RAW FISH IS FED REGULARLY.


SALT: if eaten in large quantities it may lead to ELECTROLYTE imbalances.


SUGARY FOODS: can lead to obesity, dental problems, and possibly DIABETES MELLITUS.


TABLE SCRAPS (INLARGE AMOUNTS): Table scraps are not nutrionally balanced. They should never be more than 10% of the diet. Fats should be trimmed from meat and bones should not be fed.


TOBACCO: contains nicotine, which affects the digestive and nervous systems. Consumption can result in rapid heart beat, collapse, coma, and death.


YEAST DOUGH: can expand and produce gas in the digestive system, causing pain and possible rupture of the stomach or intestines.



contact your veterinarian or one of the animal poison hotlines (listed below). If you think your pet may have accidently received or been given an overdose of medication.


*** ASPCA national animal poison control center***

1-900- 443-0000 ($55.00 per case. The charge is billed directly to callers phone)


1-888-4ANI-HELP (1-888-426-4435) ... ($55.00 per case, billed to callers credit card ONLY)


FOLLOW-UP calls can be made for no additional charge by dialing 1-888-299-2973. There is NO CHARGE when the call involves a product covered by the animal product safety service.


*** Animal poison hotline - a joint service provided by north shore animal league America (NSAL) and PROSAR international animal poison center (IAPC).  1-888-232-8870 .. ($35.00 per incident. the charge is billed to callers credit card ONLY) staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.



aloe vera          amaryllis          apple (seeds)             apricot (pit)          arrowhead          asparagus fern          avocado          autumn crocus          azalea

baneberry          begonia          bird of paradise            black locust          black walnut          bleeding heart          boston ivy

caladium          california poppy          calla lily          carnation          castor bean          ceriman                  cherry (seeds, wilting leaves, and pit)                      chinese evergreen          chives          christmas rose         chrysanthemum          clematis          corn plant          crocus         croton          crown of thorns                    crown vetch          cyclamen

daffodil          delphinium          devils ivy          dicentra          dieffenbachia          donkey tail              dumb cane          dutchmans breeches

easter lily          elderberry         elephant ears           english ivy          eucalyptus  

fiddle-leaf fig          florida beauty          four o'clock          foxglove          foxtail          fruit salad plant

german ivy          gladiola

hemlock          holly          honeysuckle                   hurricane plant          hyacinth          hydrangea

iris          ivy

jack in the pulpit          japanese yew                     jerusalem cherry          jimson weed          jonquil


lambs quarter          lantana          larkspur          laurel          lily          lily of the valley           lobelia          locoweed          lords-and-ladies          lupine

marigold (marsh marigold)          marijuana          mayapple          mexican breadfruit          milkweed          mistletoe          monkshood          morning glory          mother-in-law plant          mother-in-law's tongue          mountain laurel          mushrooms

narcissus          nephthytis          nightshade

oak tree (buds & acorns)          oleander          onion

peac lily          peach (wilting leaves & pits)                pencil tree          philodendron          pigweed          poinsettia          poison ivy          poison hemlock          poison oak          poison sumac          poppy                 potato (all greenery)          pothos          precatory bean

rhododendron          rhubarb          ribbon cactus          rubber tree

sago palm          schefflera          shamrock plant           snake plant          snow on the mountain           sorghum            star of bethlehem                             stinging nettle          stinkweed          swiss cheese plant

taro vine          toadstools          tobacco                   tomato plant (entire plant except ripe fruit)

umbrella tree

water hemlock          weeping fig          wisteria







A Well-Balanced Diet is the Key to have a Healthy Chihuahua


As a responsible Chihuahua owner, you should provide your pet with meals containing proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, fatty acids and minerals. A proper balance of the above components will not only keep the dog healthy and happy but it will also save you from the hassles and frustration of frequent vet visits. And it will help you save on your vet bills too.

Owners can opt for either home-cooked or readymade food for their Chihuahua, or a combination of both.

Home-cooked food, can do wonders for the dog. Yes, for today's time-crunched Chihuahua owners, cooking food at home is a hassle - but the results that you get are worth the effort.

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Aside from homemade food, the dog can also be fed dry food available in the market. Dry food usually helps to keep the dog’s teeth clean and moreover, helps him to work his jaws. This kind of dog food is easily digestible.

Apart from a few premium quality dog food , you should avoid branded food items or commercial dog food like the plague. They contain preservatives, additives, artificial colors, non-nutritive residues etc. and can adversely affect your dog's health.

Are you wondering?

  • "Which foods should I give him?"

  • "How much should I feed him?"

  • "Which food items should I NEVER feed my dog?"

You can safely give your Chihuahua a normal lamb and rice combination. This not only takes care of the nutritional needs of your Chihuahua, it reduces the risk of allergies and other health disorders.

Here are 5 food items that you should NEVER give your Dog:

1. Chocolate, Tea, Coffee
2. Alcoholic Beverages
3. Grapes and Raisins
4. Bones from fish, poultry or other meats
5. Raw eggs

Apart from this you should avoid giving Sugar to your Dog. And even Salt should be given in administered quantities.

A Final Note: It is extremely essential to feed your prized Chihuahua the right food as it would develop complex health issues, otherwise.

Due to lack of proper nutrition, Chihuahuas can suffer from vomiting, belching, loose stools, gassiness and stomach ache after meals. In order to give your Chihuahua a long, happy, healthy life, you need to be conscious about what you are feeding him.

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