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. While all want our dogs to be healthy and strong, there are foods that are considered unhealthy for your dogs and we should be all aware of it. Dog’s are man’s best friend but they don’t always eat like humans because the food that is healthy for humans might be a poison to your dog, and even just a simple mistake can endanger his life. The different human foods that are toxic for dogs include chocolate, cheese, milk, avocados, apple cores, yeast dough, caffeine, onion, macadamia nuts, garlic, grapes, 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. Chocolates are dangerous for dogs, and when eaten can cause dehydration, vomiting, elevated body temperature, abdominal pain, severe agitation, muscle tremors, irregular heart rhythm, seizures, and death. High-fat foods such as ham, bacon, or meat trimmings may cause pancreatitis in dogs, as well as foods high in salt content, can cause stomach upset and bloating. 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. Consumption of milk leads to diarrhea, vomiting, and other gastrointestinal problems, and serious bacterial exposure may lead to disease. Avoid raw meat for your dogs as they contain bacteria that may result in food poisoning, and raw fish may hide parasites causing fatal disease.
Sweet foods like candy, butter, gum, and baked foods contain xylitol, causing insulin surge through the body of your dog, leading to a drop in the blood glucose level and liver failure. While the harmful compounds and chemicals present in grapes and raisings are unknown, too much consumption causes toxicity causing rapid kidney failure as evidenced by diarrhea, vomiting, and lethargic state. 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.