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7 Foods Not To Feed Your Wiener

foods not to feed your wiener

7 Foods Not To Feed Your Wiener

There is no doubt (in our minds at least) that dachshunds are the most charming, brave and loyal k9 friends that one can be lucky enough to have. Their winning personalities aside, they are susceptible to a number of health problems. Wiener dogs have an appetite superior to none, and a lot of the time their eyes are too big for their little stomachs. Without a closely monitored diet, sausages can easily become obese and develop hypothyroidism.

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Since doxies are predisposed to hip dysplasia and Intervertebral Disc Disease, a healthy and balanced food plan is critical to ensure your dachshund isn’t carrying any extra weight causing undue strain on their back. Keeping this in mind, here is a list of 7 foods you should NOT feed your wiener. 

1. Avocado

Avocados contain a fungicidal toxin called Persin. This is a derivative of fatty acids which, if consumed in large quantities, can cause vomiting and diarrhea, it is best to avoid avocado from your pup's diet.

2. Chocolate

Chocolate, whilst infinitely delicious for humans is considered to be poisonous to both cats and dogs. It contains an alkaloid named ‘Theobromine’ which can lead to theobromine poisoning if left untreated. If your pooch ingests chocolate (even a small quantity) you should contact your local veterinarian as soon as possible for advice.


3. Tomatoes and Raw Potatoes

Glycoalkaloid Solanine is a poisonous compound that can cause digestive ailments in all animals, which can be found in these foods. Make sure you don’t keep your potatoes on the bottom shelf where your sneaky sausage can get their paws on them.


4. Grapes and Raisins

Grapes and raisins need to be avoided as their toxicity has been linked to kidney failure in dogs, their toxicity is well documented in dogs. Although the exact substance that causes the toxic reaction is not yet known, dogs should not eat any grapes and raisins because even small amounts can prove to be fatally toxic for a dog.

5. Onions and garlic

It is not currently known what quantity of onion or garlic needs to be consumed by your sausage to be considered poisonous. However, if they do manage to eat some, you can expect pale gums, vomiting, and diarrhea. If you notice a rapid heartbeat or blood in the urine after you dachshund consumes onion or garlic, it is a sign to ring your local vet.

6. Foods containing Xylitol

Xylitol is a sugar-free sweater derived from fruit and vegetables with 40% fewer calories than sugar. Xylitol stimulates the pancreas causing it to secrete insulin which lowers the blood pressure and can cause liver damage. Even 30 minutes after ingestion your pooch may begin to lose their feeling in their legs and even have a seizure. It is imperative you seek veterinary treatment in this situation. If your hound ingests some lollies or other known candy food, check if the ingredients have xylitol.

7. Coffee

Dogs are more sensitive to the effects of caffeine than people are. While a few licks of coffee, tea or soda will not contain enough caffeine to cause poisoning in most cases, the ingestion of moderate amounts of coffee grounds, tea bags or diet pills can easily cause death in small dogs.

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5 thoughts on “7 Foods Not To Feed Your Wiener

  1. avatar Rebecca Davis says:

    Avocado IS NOT FOR DOGS! It can contain Persin, a fungicidal toxin, which can be lethal for dogs (according to the AKC.) They can also choke on the pit. Garlic is OK for people to eat to repel pests, but not for humans. I give my cats & dogs Brewers Yeast tablets for mosquito and tick repellants. Cooked potatoes are OK, as are small bits of bananas, cucumbers, carrots, and broccoli.

  2. avatar Mim says:

    Just curious, a lot of kibble includes garlic. I read garlic prevents parasites in the right quantity. Check " Dogs Naturally" site for benefits of garlic for dogs.https://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/garlic-for-dogs-poison-or-medicine/ As far as avocado, Persin IS present in the fruit as well as the leaves, pit and the actual plant, so I would not include this in my dogs diet.. Persin can be toxic, sx. include vomiting and diarrhea. As far as # 7 they did include potatoes with tomatoes… as well as onions and garlic… so the count is incorrect all together unless you, as I did, discount the incorrect inclusion of garlic, then we are back to 7, just misnumbered..

  3. avatar Kathy says:

    This list is incorrect. Avocado is NOT toxic to dogs. You can NOT give skin, pit or leaves they are toxic but we don’t eat those either. Garlic is not toxic to dogs unless you gave TONS of it and where is number 7?

  4. avatar Jay says:

    7things not to feed your dog;
    1 avocado
    2 choc
    3 tomato/potatoe
    4 grape/raisin
    5 onion/garlic
    6 xylitol

    Where is number 7… also these are obvious poison for all dogs nothing to do with specifics for dachshunds.
    Cheers though..

  5. avatar christine says:

    i found this very helpful my dog love avocado didn’t knowit was that bad he also likes grilled onion and that’s going to stop!!! the chocolate i knew and tomato but the potato i did not does that mean cooked potato too? guess i need to read up more before it hits the floor i also cook with alot of garlic so no morelittle tasted for the baby!!!

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