As much as we treat our fur-friends family, we should always keep in mind that not all human food is healthy for dogs. Dog owners should be aware of the foods that can be harmful to them. Here’s a list that you should avoid feeding your dog from now on:
Keep all types of candies away from your dogs. Most candies contain Xylitol, which can surge the insulin in your dog that can drop your dog’s blood sugar to a dangerous level. Consuming candies and gums will damage their liver, kidney, or worse.
Chocolates are well-known to be poisonous for dogs. The caffeine and theobromine are highly toxic to them that can cause panting, vomiting, and diarrhea and damage your dog's heart and nervous systems. With caffeine being a toxic ingredient for dogs, don’t let them consume coffee and other caffeinated products too.
Macadamia nuts aren’t healthy for dogs, unlike to us humans. It causes weakness, depression, vomiting, tremors, and hyperthermia in dogs.
Any raw bread dough with live yeast is toxic to dogs once ingested. When eaten, it will allow the yeast to multiply, which will begin expanding in the abdomen. The expansion of the stomach might be severe and will decrease blood flow to the stomach wall, resulting in the death of tissue.
Cooked Meat Bones
As raw bones are believed to strengthen a dog's teeth, cooked meat bones are otherwise--dangerous. Since cooked bones are brittle, it’s highly possible for your dog to ingest splinter-like particles and cause internal injury.
Fat Trimmings & Liver
Your dog could have pancreatitis when fat trimmings are consumed, whether raw or cooked. Also, excessive ingestion of liver could negatively affect the muscles and bones of your furry pal.
Dairy products such as milk are commonly ingested by dogs and puppies. However, excessive intake of dairy can cause allergies, diarrhea, and other digestive problems since dogs have poor levels of tolerance to lactose.
Citrus fruit extracts can cause digestive complications to your dog when eaten in large capacities. Diarrhea, intense vomiting, excessive drooling, and trembling might happen.
Avocados aren't healthy for your dogs. The whole avocado plant is harmful to dogs. This can cause damage to their heart, lungs, and tissue damages in dogs, which can trigger abdominal problems, vomiting, and pancreatitis.
Grapes, including raisins, often cause allergic reactions to dogs followed by fatigue, vomiting, diarrhea, and worse--kidney failure.
Right, you do not feed your dogs onion powder, but are the snacks and baby food that you are giving them onion powder free? Not all. So better check the ingredients first before sharing it with your dog.
Onions & Chives
Both onions and chives are dangerous for dogs. Either raw or cooked, consumption of these staples may cause anemia, hemolysis, or hemoglobinuria to your pal. These will lead to weakness, lethargy, pale mucous, and discolored urine.
Have you fed these to your dogs? Well, now that you read this, stop feeding your dogs food that could harm them. Start doing your research before feeding them the food that you are eating. We don’t want your dogs to be weak and unhealthy. Keep them happy, healthy, and energetic always!