Know the Foods That are Bad for Your Dog

You probably want to share all the good things like delicious food to your dog, but hold-off spoiling your furry friends because there are human foods that may actually be toxic to your dog. As a responsible pet owner, it is important to know the foods that are healthy and toxic for your dogs. There is nothing worse than having your pet suffer over a simple and single mistake in his diet. The top twelve human foods that your dog should avoid eating are chocolate, milk, cheese, onion, macadamia nuts, garlic, grapes, avocados, apple cores, yeast dough, caffeine, and bacon.

The danger of chocolate for my dog and your dog is its contents including caffeine and theobromine, which are under the methylxanthines category, and the darker the chocolate, the higher is its toxicity level as compared to white chocolates. Chocolate causes vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, muscle tremors, severe agitation, elevated body temperature, irregular heart rhythm, seizures, and death. Your dog needs to avoid eating bacon, ham, meat trimmings, and other fatty foods because their pancreas may get inflamed causing pancreatitis and may stop functioning properly, and high-salt content food may cause digestive problems and bloating that lead to problems with nutrient absorption. Along with bloating, too excessive salt content on your dog’s food may cause sodium ion poisoning that may cause signs and symptoms such as excessive thirst, frequent urination, diarrhea, vomiting, seizures, and elevated body temperature. Large doses of garlic and onions are bad for your dog’s health because they are destructive to the red blood cells of your dogs that lead to anemia, causing weakness, breathlessness, vomiting, and a loss of interest in food. Milk sugar in milk have lacking enzymes leading to gastrointestinal issues like diarrhea, vomiting, and lactose intolerance. Raw eggs and meat contain salmonella and bacteria as well as hidden parasites causing food poisoning, so it is important to cook them well.

Sweet foods including gum, candy, butter, and baked foods have the ingredient xylitol that may seriously lower the blood sugar levels of your dog, causing lethargy, loss of coordination, vomiting, seizures, and death. If a dog consumes too many grapes and raisins, they develop dehydration, vomiting, diarrhea, and lack of appetite causing rapid kidney failure within three to four days. If you have an avocado plant at home, make sure that your dog can’t get anywhere near it because it contains persin in their fruit, seeds, leaves, and bark which is considered toxic for dogs, so be sure to keep your guacamole to your own fiesta and prepare a different meal for your furry friend. It is not good to give apples, peaches, plums, peaches, and apricots to your dogs as it cause dizziness, difficulty of breathing, hyperventilation, collapsing, seizures, shock, and coma.

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