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Dexter has his attraction to trash, and I need to get a trash bin with a lid. But usually you tell him "out!" and he stops. But one thing he refuses to let go of is onion skins, or raw onion. I am cooking up some zuccini, onions and tomatoes over rice, and he's having a hayday digging for the onion parts I discarded in the trash. When he manages to sneak one, he'll suck on it for hours til I take it away. Guess it's not harmful for him, it's a veggie and it doesn't give him "pancakey poo".

Anybody else have a weirdo with strange tastes?

P.S. He loves to give kisses with onion breath, but it's better than when he's gotten into the kitties' room :shock:
 
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Onions and garlic are other dangerous food ingredients that cause sickness in dogs, cats and also livestock. Onions and garlic contain the toxic ingredient thiosulphate. Onions are more of a danger.

Pets affected by onion toxicity will develop haemolytic anaemia, where the pet's red blood cells burst while circulating in its body.

At first, pets affected by onion poisoning show gastroenteritis with vomiting and diarrhoea. They will show no interest in food and will be dull and weak. The red pigment from the burst blood cells appears in an affected animal's urine and it becomes breathless. The breathlessness occurs because the red blood cells that carry oxygen through the body are reduced in number.
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The poisoning occurs a few days after the pet has eaten the onion. All forms of onion can be a problem including dehydrated onions, raw onions, cooked onions and table scraps containing cooked onions and/or garlic. Left over pizza, Chinese dishes and commercial baby food containing onion, sometimes fed as a supplement to young pets, can cause illness.

Onion poisoning can occur with a single ingestion of large quantities or with repeated meals containing small amounts of onion. A single meal of 600 to 800 grams of raw onion can be dangerous whereas a ten-kilogram dog, fed 150 grams of onion for several days, is also likely to develop anaemia. The condition improves once the dog is prevented from eating any further onion
 

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My girlfriend just about lost her dog due to onion toxicity a few weeks back. Was in vet hospital for over a week!!! This is very serious!!!The hemoglobin breaks down, urine becomes very dark like strong tea/red wine and the dog, if it makes it may need to be transfued a few times!!!
 

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My girlfriend just about lost her dog due to onion toxicity a few weeks back. Was in vet hospital for over a week!!! This is very serious!!!The hemoglobin breaks down, urine becomes very dark like strong tea/red wine and the dog, if it makes it may need to be transfued a few times!!!
 

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GREAT information - thanks Linda & Kari! We ALWAYS have onions in the trash because my DD LOVES them raw (she'd eat a whole one if I let her... blech!)
 

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OK our Poor Max had garbage surf addiction......so i finally went to walmart paid $12 for a kitchen garbage can with a LID
Max no longer has his addiction........and I no longer worry :D

and yes ONIONS are real bad for dogs
 
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