What Food is Toxic to Raccoons?

Chocolate:  Like many animals, raccoons are sensitive to theobromine and caffeine found in chocolate, which can cause toxicity and lead to serious health issues.

Grapes and Raisins:  These foods can cause kidney failure in raccoons, similar to their effects on dogs and some other animals.

Onions and Garlic:  These vegetables contain compounds that can damage a raccoon's red blood cells, leading to anemia.

 Avocado:  Avocado contains persin, which is toxic to many animals, including raccoons. It can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and heart congestion.

Alcohol:  Any form of alcohol can be toxic to raccoons, affecting their liver and nervous system.

Xylitol:  This artificial sweetener, commonly found in sugar-free gum and candy, can cause a rapid drop in blood sugar levels and liver failure in raccoons.

Moldy or Spoiled Food:  Consuming moldy or spoiled food can lead to digestive upset, including vomiting and diarrhea, in raccoons.

Raw Eggs:  Raw eggs can contain bacteria like Salmonella, which can cause gastrointestinal illness in raccoons.

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