Even though your dog may beg for every bit of food you eat there are some human foods which are actually very dangerous to dogs. While you may think it’s a good idea to share your meal with your canine friend you should check first.
This fruit may be very nutritious for us but avocados also contain a substance called persin which is highly toxic in most animals, including dogs too. Even one bite of avocado can cause tummy pains and upsets including vomiting and diarrhea.
09. Grapes and Raisins
Although some dogs like eating grapes, the safe course is to avoid grapes and raisins completely. Because grapes and raisins can cause acute kidney failure in dogs.
08. Coffee, Tea, and Other Caffeine
Caffeine also contains stimulants like chocolate. It affects the central nervous system and the heart of dogs. Symptoms of caffeine poisoning can include vomiting, a racing heart and in severe cases, death.
07. Macadamia Nuts
Macadamia nuts contain a toxin that can inhibit locomotory activities of your dog. Results include vomiting, weakness, depression, drunken gait, joint/muscle pain, and joint swelling.
06. Milk and Other Dairy Products
Small amounts of cheese and yogurt may be fine for your dog, but you can expect excessive gas and diarrhea with too much dairy if you feed your dog with milk or ice cream. It has been reported that as many as 50% of dogs are lactose intolerant.
05. Garlic and Onions
Garlic and Onions contain disulfides and sulfoxides, both of which can cause anemia and damage red blood cells. Unfortunately, the symptoms may not show up for three or four days after ingestion. Affected dogs may seem weak or reluctant to move, or they may appear to tire easily after mild exercise.
04. Raw Meat and Fish
Raw meat and fish including raw eggs, can contain bacteria that causes food poisoning. In addition, certain kinds of fish such as salmon can contain a parasite that causes salmon poisoning disease. If not treated, the disease can be fatal within two weeks for your dog.
Trust me, there is nothing funny about seeing your dog drunk. Alcohol is toxic to dogs. Results include vomiting, diarrhea, depression of the central nervous system, coordination problems, breathing issues and tremors, even a coma or dead.
Xylitol is a sugar-free sweetener found in chewing gum and candy. Even when ingested in relatively small amounts, this sweetener can result in low blood sugar, seizures, liver failure and death.
01 – Chocolate
Chocolates for humans contains theobromine which can be lethal for dogs. The darker the chocolate contains the higher amounts of theobromine. Toxic doses vary according to the size of dog and cocoa solid content of the chocolate. Better contact your veterinarian immediately if you suspect your dog has eaten chocolate.