Eating large amounts of the pineapple core has also been associated with the formation of fiber balls, which are also referred to as bezoars, in the digestive tract. Like most fruits, bananas contain sugar, which can be problematic for dogs in high amounts and lead to gastrointestinal issues, obesity, and diabetes. begonia. Alcohol and Raw Bread Dough. While tiny amounts of these foods in some pets, especially dogs, may be safe, large amounts can be very toxic. The plastic packaging is as ever a serious risk here as well, so if the whole thing has been consumed you should specify to your vet, “My dog ate a whole EOS chapstick.”. Toxicity. Caffeine. It's important to know what foods are toxic to dogs and avoid them. Seeds and berries can be a major concern for dog owners. 3. There are, in fact, several health benefits to dogs consuming sunflower seeds safely and in moderation. University of Maryland Medical Center: Bromelain, North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension: Ananas Comosus, University of California: Safe and Poisonous Garden Plants. Also, there is no way of knowing if a slug has eaten toxic pellets. When you combine pineapples and cats, the result is usually no worse than digestive upset. Ylang ylang. Dogs should not eat the seeds or the skin of the kiwi, as the skin may be a choking hazard and the seeds are toxic. Ingestion of lilies can cause gastrointestinal upset, depression, anorexia and tremors. However, the remaining 1 percent can be fatal if ingested by a dog or cat. So, if you're going to give your dog apples, core the apples. Cloves and allspice both contain a compound called eugenol, which can cause liver toxicity in cats. Mothballs are nearly 100% active ingredient, and the active ingredient may be either naphthalene or paradichlorobenzene. Take out any seeds first. Mothballs slowly turn from solids to toxic vapor. Citrus. If cats get all the nutrients they need from meat or meat proteins, why would they bother eating plant matter of any kind, much less pineapple leaves, in the first place? This is due to the enzyme bromelain, which is used as a meat tenderizer and is considered very low in toxicity. About the author: Melvin Peña trained as a scholar and teacher of 18th-century British literature before turning his research and writing skills to puppies and kittens. Now there may be many other things about pineapple juice that are appealing to your cat, but unless your cat has an exceedingly rare genetic mutation, sweetness is not one of them. And given that Melvin has been writing here for four years, I think he knows better than you what readers of this site want. The evolution of the cat digestive tract was mentioned above. The following foods may be dangerous to your pet Alcoholic beverages. Avocados. Daffodils. Solanine, a substance found in the stem and leaves of the tomato and related plants, is harmful to dogs in large quantities. If you are anything like me, a pineapple is a delicious treat, whether it is freshly diced, swimming in syrup within a can, or presented in juice form. 2. Mint species, including wild mint, spearmint and peppermint, are nontoxic to dogs, according to the Continental Kennel Club. Not only do tampons have ingredients that are harmful to your dog, but it can upset the lining of their digestive system. But some - namely spinach, beet greens, and Swiss chard - are also high in oxalic acid, the compound that gives hearty greens their signature earthy, slightly bitter taste. Pineapple (Ananas comosus) is a perennial plant prized for its sweet fruit. This is due to the enzyme bromelain, which is used as a meat tenderizer and is considered very low in toxicity. They love to run and chase things including insects, which in some cases protect themselves by stinging the dog. Oleander. 1. Melvin Pena must think that people have nothing better to do than sit & read through all his irrelevant chatter. What does this have to do with pineapple leaves? Corn plant (also known as cornstalk plant, dracaena, dragon tree or ribbon plant) is toxic to dogs and cats. Just like pineapple leaves can be dangerous, so too is pineapple skin. Pineapple leaves are not particularly dangerous or toxic to cats, though they do contain sap, which, like the milky white goo that emerges when you pick a ripe fig, can provoke allergic reactions when it comes into contact with skin. Taken as read, these three facts have a great deal to do with your cat’s fascination with pineapple leaves. The leaves of the pineapple plant is not considered poisonous, and while the entire fruit is considered non-toxic, the unripe flesh, thorns and leaves can have toxic effects. Other Foods Harmful to Dogs. Pet vet: Moth balls can poison dogs, birds. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center states that consumption of litter containing silica is unlikely to harm either dog or cats. The Amanita muscaria and Amanita pantherina varieties of mushroom also have a fishy odor, and are also frequently eaten by dogs. Stay away from cherries, holly berries, juniper berries, baneberries, poke berries, and mistletoe berries. The pineapple fruit contains an enzyme called actinidain, which some cats may be allergic to. The skin, core and ends are all parts of the pineapple that you cut up and don’t eat. A pineapple’s leaves and outer husk also contain an enzyme called bromelain. They can cause hind end weakness, tremors, lethargy and hyperthermia in dogs. Ingestion of even a small amount of grapes, raisins, or currants can result in severe, acute kidney failure. Humans can eat lemons, but man's best friend should stay away from lemon trees: They contain essential oils that are toxic to dogs. Peach stones contain a sugar-cyanide compound called amygdalin. Pine. If he killed the snake without ingesting any of it, he should be fine. Dogs love the taste of almonds, particularly the flavored variety (jalapeno, barbecued, smoked, vanilla, cinnamon, etc.). That is the stupidest logic I have,ever seen. If your dog has ingested pine needles, he may vomit them up or have mild diarrhea. It is worth mentioning that not all berries are good for dogs. If the sap gets on your skin, you may experience minor irritation or dermatitis, although this usually only lasts a few minutes. Many vines are toxic to people and pets, causing symptoms ranging from minor digestive upset to heart palpitations or seizures. These leaves have no substantive nutritional value to humans or their cats, but as we all know, that has never prevented a cat from doing anything. Since dogs don't have stomach issues eating blueberries, they can be used as a healthy dog treat, both fresh and frozen.