Human foods you should avoid giving to your dog

List of some popular human foods you should avoid giving to your dog

Puppies and Dogs
26. Feb 2023
1257 views
Human foods you should avoid giving to your dog

As a dog owner, it's important to remember that what you feed your furry friend can have a significant impact on their health and wellbeing. While it may be tempting to share your human food with your pup, not all foods that are safe for humans are safe for dogs. In fact, some human foods can be downright dangerous for dogs. Here are some human foods you should avoid feeding your dogs:

  1. Chocolate: Chocolate contains a compound called theobromine, which can be toxic to dogs in large enough quantities. Symptoms of chocolate poisoning in dogs can include vomiting, diarrhea, increased heart rate, and seizures.

  2. Grapes and Raisins: While the exact mechanism is still unknown, grapes and raisins have been known to cause kidney failure in dogs. Even a small amount can be harmful, so it's best to avoid feeding your dog grapes or raisins altogether.

  3. Onions and Garlic: Both onions and garlic contain compounds that can damage a dog's red blood cells, leading to anemia. While small amounts of these foods are unlikely to cause harm, feeding your dog large quantities can be dangerous.

  4. Avocado: Avocado contains a substance called persin, which can be toxic to dogs in large quantities. Additionally, the high fat content in avocado can cause gastrointestinal upset in dogs.

  5. Macadamia Nuts: Macadamia nuts can cause lethargy, vomiting, and hyperthermia in dogs. In some cases, they can also cause muscle tremors and paralysis.

  6. Alcohol: Even small amounts of alcohol can be dangerous for dogs, as it can cause vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty breathing, and even coma or death in extreme cases.

  7. Xylitol: Xylitol is a sugar substitute commonly found in sugar-free gum, candy, and baked goods. It can cause a rapid release of insulin in dogs, leading to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Symptoms of xylitol poisoning in dogs can include vomiting, loss of coordination, and seizures.

 

In conclusion, while it may be tempting to share your human food with your furry friend, it's important to remember that some foods can be dangerous or even deadly to dogs. To keep your pup healthy and happy, stick to a balanced diet of high-quality dog food and avoid feeding them any of the above human foods. If you suspect that your dog has ingested any of these foods, contact your veterinarian immediately.

 

Categories
Puppies and Dogs
Puppies and Dogs articles
Massage Therapy
Articles on the benefits of massage therapy in the UK
Health
Health Articles
Motoring
UK Motoring articles
UK Travel - UK Holidays
UK Travel destinations and UK holiday listings
Environment
Environment - being eco friendly
Technology
Articles on technology and tech goods
Property
UK Property Blog posts
Lately commented
Create a FREE account at UK Classifieds. Thousands of new users join every month! Create Free Account
Non-logged user
Hello wave
Welcome! Sign in or register