Q:

What happens if a dog eats onions?

A:

Quick Answer

According to the ASPCA, when dogs eat members of the onion family, such as shallots, onions, garlic and scallions, there is sometimes damage to red blood cells. Small amounts are typically not harmful, but larger portions are potentially dangerous. Stronger foods like garlic are more toxic than milder ones.

Continue Reading

Full Answer

The ASPCA points out that dogs generally do not eat large quantities of raw onions or garlic. Concentrated, dehydrated forms of those foods, including powdered spices and soup mixes, are more likely to be eaten in toxic amounts. Symptoms, which often do not appear for three to five days after ingestion, include fatigue and orange or red urine. This is a dangerous condition that sometimes requires blood transfusions.

Learn more about Dogs
Sources:

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What is a list of toxic foods for dogs?

    A:

    Although dogs are omnivores, garlic, onions, chocolate and grapes are highly toxic to them. Fruit seeds and pits in general should be avoided; those that are not toxic often present choking hazards to canines. Nuts, mold and alcohol are very dangerous to dogs as well.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are the various types of onions?

    A:

    Types of onions include Vidalia onions, scallions, leeks and shallots. Vidalia onions grow only in Georgia. They are very mild, have a sweet taste and don't cause much tearing as the cook prepares them.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are the different types of onions?

    A:

    Different types of onions include scallions, yellow onions, Spanish onions, Vidalia onions, red onions, shallots, pearl onions, leeks and cipollinis. Scallions are also called green onions; they have a delicate flavor and can be eaten raw or added to dishes at the last minute. Both the white part and the green part can be eaten. Because they are full of water, they don't have a long shelf life.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is a good recipe for seafood cioppino?

    A:

    This cioppino recipe is made with olive oil, fennel, onions, shallots, salt, garlic, red pepper flakes, tomato paste, canned tomatoes, white wine, fish stock, bay leaf, clams, mussels, shrimp and fish. The recipe creates about six servings depending on what size bowls are used.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore