Do you have a new Dachshund? Are you wondering what foods may be toxic to them? Maybe you just want to find out what human foods to avoid feeding them. Here’s everything you need to know about toxic and dangerous foods for Dachshunds. Don’t try to treat your Dachshund without your vet’s guidance. It’s really important to seek advice from your vet if you suspect your Dachshund has eaten something dangerous or toxic, rather than trying to treat him yourself. 

Noodles, bread, beans or potatoes make dachshunds get bloated, indigestion and fermentation in the digestive system. Sometimes we let our dogs eat what we eat, but foods like noodles, bread, beans, or potatoes make them get bloated, indigestion and fermentation in the digestive system. Do not let your dachshunds eat sausages. Absolutely not to let your dachshunds eat sausages because they are very harmful to your dogs. They damage the liver and they may make your dachshund puppies die after eating sausages.

Don’t let your dachshunds eat sweet foods especially candies and chocolates because they make your dachshunds lose appetite and digestive disorders. In addition, they also damage tooth enamel and have a bad effect on their eyes (tearing).

What Foods Are Toxic For Dachshunds?

Onions

Garlic

Chocolate

Macadamia Nuts

Grapes

Raisins

Avocado

Fruit pits and seeds

Raw potato

Corn on the cob

Cooked bones

Xylitol Sweetener

Caffeine

Alcohol

But before you start feeding your Dachshund from the fridge, there’s more you need to know. Read on to find out why Dachshunds can’t eat toxic or dangerous foods, and what to do if your Dachshund has accidentally eaten something he shouldn’t have.

The ethanol in alcohol is toxic to Dachshunds and can make them drunk, even if they only have a tiny amount.

This can cause vomiting, disorientation, muscle tremors, seizures, restlessness, panting, and an increase in body temperature.

Hops are also poisonous to dogs and can cause their body temperature to rise dangerously, which can lead to organ and brain damage, and could sadly kill them.

Onions

Onions and members of the onion family like shallots, chives and leeks, are highly toxic to Dachshunds because they contain disulfides and sulfoxides.

They can cause hemolytic anemia, which damages the red blood cells and stops them functioning properly. Onion poisoning can sadly kill your Dachshund.

Garlic

Garlic is toxic to Dachshunds. It contains Thiosulfate which damages red blood cells and leads to anemia. It’s also worth noting that symptoms of poisoning can be delayed by a few days so may not be noticeable right away.

Chocolate

Eating white, milk or dark chocolate or cocoa powder can make your Dachshund very sick. Cocoa contains theobromine, which can affect your dog’s central nervous system, cardiovascular system and respiratory system.

It also contains caffeine, which can raise your Dachshund’s blood pressure and cause an irregular heartbeat, as well as tremors, seizures and heart failure.  

Macadamia Nuts

 If your Dachshund eats them, he could suffer from vomiting, fever, depression, muscle tremors, weakness and ataxia (a degenerative disease of the nervous system).

Macadamia nuts are very poisonous for dogs!

Grapes

If your Dachshund eats grapes, he could be at risk of serious kidney damage and sudden kidney failure, which can sadly kill him.

Raisins

Can Dachshunds eat raisins? No, Dachshunds cannot eat raisins. Like grapes, raisins can also cause kidney failure which can sadly be fatal for dogs.

Avocado

Avocado contains persin, a fungicidal toxin which is toxic to Dachshunds.

The fruit, skin, pits and leaves can all cause serious health problems that may sadly lead to death.

Apricots, cherries, pears, apples and peaches

While the flesh of apricots, cherries, pears, apples and peaches is OK for Dachshunds to eat in small quantities, they definitely should not have the pits, stems, seeds or leaves, as these are toxic.

The pits, stems, seeds and leaves need to be removed from the fruit or they could cause cyanide poisoning.

Your Dachshund shouldn’t eat canned or preserved fruits either, as they may contain high levels of sugars and chemicals that are bad for them.

Raw potato

Can Dachshunds eat raw potato? No, Dachshunds cannot eat raw potato. Raw potato can be toxic to dogs, but cooked potato is safe. The leaves and stems of the potato plant are also toxic.

Corn on the cob

Can Dachshunds eat corn on the cob? No, Dachshunds cannot eat corn on the cob.

Corn isn’t toxic for Dachshunds and it’s safe to feed in small amounts as long as it’s loose corn.

However, steer clear of corn on the cob, as the cob itself is a big choking hazard.

Cooked bones

It might seem like a good idea to give your Dachshund a bone to chew on, but only ever feed raw bones Cooked bones are very dangerous as they can easily splinter in your Dachshund’s mouth. Your Dachshund could choke on them and the sharp pieces could seriously damage his digestive system.

Xylitol Sweetener

Xylitol is an artificial sweetener that is toxic to dogs. It’s found in things like peanut butter, sweets, chewing gum, ketchup and other condiments, baking ingredients and syrups.

If you want to give your Dachshund some peanut butter as a treat, make sure you check the label first to make sure it doesn’t contain xylitol.

There are lots of natural dog-friendly peanut butters out there, and some will even be labelled ‘safe for dogs’ or made specifically for dogs.

Caffeine

Coffee, tea and other foods containing caffeine can be very dangerous for Dachshunds. Depending on how much caffeine your Dachshund has, he could suffer from raised blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, loss of muscle control, tremors, seizures, or even heart failure.

In some instances, caffeine can sadly be deadly for Dachshunds.  

Pork, lamb, raw eggs.

Human’s food may not suitable for dachshunds. However, just bear in mind this isn’t the full list of symptoms, and some of these symptoms could also be confused with other health conditions.

So, if your Dachshund is unwell or you’re concerned about his health, ALWAYS contact your vet for advice.

Signs Of Food Poisoning In Dachshunds Are:

Vomiting

Diarrhoea

Shaking

Disorientation

Coughing

Sneezing

Fever

Muscle tremors

Seizures

Breathing issues

Lack of appetite

Excessive thirst

Sluggishness

Out-of-character excitability

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