American chestnuts are not poisonous to dogs, according to the ASPCA. The Daily Puppy warns an unrelated plant called the horse chestnut is considered toxic to dogs and other animals when consumed in large quantities.Know More
According to The Daily Puppy, the bark, leaves and nuts of the horse chestnut tree are poisonous to dogs when ingested. The nuts from the tree not only contain toxins, such as saponin, aescin and glycoside, but can also cause choking in dogs. When dogs consume horse chestnuts, or "conkers," vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, depression and coma can occur.
The Daily Puppy notes that a dog who ingests horse chestnuts or any part of the tree requires veterinary care. The vet may induce vomiting in the dog to expel the toxic elements, or she may administer activated charcoal to prevent the dog's intestines from absorbing the toxins.Learn more about Dogs
Constipation in dogs may be caused by too little fiber in the diet, a lack of exercise or as a side effect of medication, according to the ASPCA. Other causes of constipation in dogs may include ingested gravel, bones or sticks caught in the intestinal tract or a tumor in or around the anus.Full Answer >
When consuming small amounts, dogs that ingest avocado are not in danger of serious health problems, according to the ASPCA. If a dog consumes avocado, one symptom to expect is mild stomach discomfort.Full Answer >
According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), chrysanthemum plants, or mums, are poisonous to dogs. They may cause vomiting, diarrhea, clumsiness, increased salivation and skin inflammation. If a pet ingests mums, the ASPCA advises that a local veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center be contacted immediately.Full Answer >
The ASPCA educates that grapes and raisins are fruits that are toxic to dogs. Avocado and moldy fruits can also be toxic to dogs. The website DogHeirs says that particular types of fruit seeds and pits are toxic to dogs as well.Full Answer >