Diet: Dangerous Foods

Diet: Dangerous Foods


Gorilla Glue/Elmer's Probond

Gorilla Glue and Elmer's probond are two glues that when exposed to moisture create a strong bond, but when eaten by a dog, the glue will expand many times the original volume ingested and a mass will form wither in the dog's stomach of esophagus. These glue masses must be surgically removed and symptoms can begin to occur directly after eating the glue and up to 20 hours later. If you think that your dog has eaten or been exposed to glue, please DO NOT TRY TO GET YOUR DOG TO VOMIT. Glue masses begin to form within minutes of ingestion. Please call your veterinarian immediately if ingestion occurs.

Some symptoms of glue masses may be:

Abdominal distension, Anorexia or reduced appetite, Anxiety, Vomiting, or Lethargy.

Macadamia Nuts

If your dog is begging for nuts and they just happen to be Macadamia nuts, don't feel bad about not sharing. Macadamia nuts are toxic to dogs and can cause lethargy, vomiting, tremors, high temperatures, 'wobbliness', an inability to stand or use back legs. Symptoms can occur 12 hours after eating the nuts. If you know that your dog has eaten Macadamia nuts, please call your veterinarian immediately.

Salmon Poisoning in Dogs

Salmon poisoning in dogs of the Pacific Northwest can be fatal. If occurs when a dog has eaten raw salmon that are infected with fluke (Nanopheytus Samincola) that carry the organism Neorickettsia. It is the Neorickettsia larval flukes that cause the illness in dogs. Salmon, Steelhead, and trout can all be a source of the Neorickettsia organism.
Some usually occur 1 week after eating the raw fish and include: Fever, depression, anorexia, vomiting, diarrhea, nasal and ocular discharge. The diarrhea can be very watery and also contain blood. If your dog has eaten raw salmon, steelhead, or trout and is displaying any of these symptoms, you will need to get your dog to a veterinary hospital immediately.

Other Toxic Foods to Your Dog:

Chocolate, Onion, Grapes, Raisins, Coffee Beans. Ingesting any of these items in various quantities can cause toxic reactions in dogs. Call your veterinarian hospital if you think that your dog has eaten any of the above items.

Treasure Valley Veterinary Hospital

2600 S Meridian Rd
Meridian, ID 83642

Phone: 208-888-4844
Fax: 208-884-1583

*The Clinic is open 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month.


Monday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Tuesday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Wednesday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Thursday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday *9:00am - *2:00pm

Sunday Closed