It’s hard to resist temptation when your loyal canine companion looks at you sweetly with those “please feed me” eyes. Be aware that there are many “people food” that your dog shouldn’t eat. You should be careful what you give your dog.
My own experience was that my dog, after having eaten a few grapes, made a frightening trip to the vet. This unfortunate incident was not fatal if the dog received proper treatment. This experience inspired me to learn more about foods I should avoid giving my furry friend. So you don’t have to worry about your pet, I am sharing this list with you. This list is a mixture of PetsWebMD and the ASPCA.
Below are the categories I have listed. However, you can also download a one-page infographic you can print and stick on your fridge. Follow this blog to receive the document.
Fruits Apple cores and seeds – The seeds and cores of the fruit can cause difficulty breathing, dilated pupils and red mucous membranes.
The stems, leaves and pits of Apricot are similar to cherries. This fruit is poisonous because it contains cyanide, which can be fatal. You should be aware of symptoms such as dilated pupils and bright red mucous membranes.
Avocado – The healthy fats found in avocado have great benefits for us. Dogs can experience vomiting or diarrhea from the avocado plant, its seeds, bark, leaves and fruit. Avocado seeds can also get stuck in the stomach or intestines, leading to obstruction and death. So keep your dog away!
The cherry leaves, steam, and pits contain cyanide, which can be fatal for dogs. Consumption of cherry juice can lead to dilated pupils and reddened mucous membranes. It can also cause shock, death, and labored breathing.
Coconut oil and coconut oil in large amounts can cause diarrhea and upset stomachs for your four-legged friend.
Grapes/Raisins – This is the one I mentioned earlier ….ugh Grapes and raisins are great snacks for lunch but can cause kidney disease in dogs. Keep them in a sealed container so they don’t roll on the ground where they will be pounced on by your dog. Constant vomiting is a sign of consumption.
Persimmons and Peaches – The seeds and pits found in these fruits are the problem. They can cause problems with your dog’s ability to eat and go #2. Cyanide is also found in plum and peach pits, which can be toxic to any living creature.
Spices cinnamon – the oils in its spices can cause irritation to your dog’s mouth. It can cause diarrhea, vomiting, heart disease, increased heart rate, liver disease, and even increased blood sugar in your faithful companion. The powder can be inhaled by your pet and cause breathing difficulties, coughing, and even choking.
Hops are a group of compounds that can cause malignant hyperthermia. This is a rapid increase in body temperature which could lead to permanent brain damage or even death. Other symptoms include excessive panting, excitement and seizures.
Mustard Seeds – These seeds can be used to spice up food and certain types of medicine. Dogs experience more severe symptoms, including vomiting and diarrhea.
Salt-free popcorn, pretzels, and salt-free chips are delicious treats for humans. But, the salt content can be dangerous for furry friends. Too many pee stops can lead to ion poisoning. You should be alert for signs such as vomiting, diarrhea, fever, tremors, seizures, and even death.
Sugar is great for pets, but too much can lead to obesity and dental problems.
Corn on the cob: Don’t give your dog the whole corn on the cob. Dogs may eat all of the cob, resulting in intestinal obstruction and choke. This could prove fatal for your dog companion.
Garlic – This delicious food is not just for Dracula. Garlic can cause vomiting, weakness, and breathing problems in dogs.
Anemia can be caused by onions, which are human staples. Consuming large amounts of garlic and onions can cause vomiting and weakness in your dog.
Solamine is a poisonous substance found in potato leaves, stems and skin. This can cause severe problems for dogs. It can cause diarrhea, vomiting, anorexia and disorientation as well as problems with the central nervous system.
Chamomile – This plant herb can be used as a natural treatment for many health conditions. However, it can cause dermatitis in dogs, vomiting, diarrhea and anorexia.
Citrus – These plants contain citric acids and essential oils. Too much of these can cause irritation, and even damage to the central nervous system. There won’t likely be any problems with small amounts other than an upset stomach.
Rhubarb – The leaves of the Rhubarb plants (cooked or raw), contain poisonous toxins. Hyper salivation, tremors and kidney failure could be caused by the consumption of Rhubarb leaves by your dog companion.
Tomato Plant – These plants can contain toxic elements that could be dangerous for dogs. Side effects can include digestive problems and nervous system issues. You should be cautious and keep your pets away form your tomato plants.
Chocolate – We would all love to share in the joy of chocolate but we don’t. All types of chocolate are harmful: dark, milk, and even white. Unsweetened baking chocolate and dark chocolate are the most harmful. This sugary treat can cause diarrhea, seizures, and even death in your four-legged friend.
Licorice – This candy can bring joy to us humans. Consuming large amounts of licorice can lead to complications for furry friends. It can lead to muscle damage and problems with the adrenal glands.
Xylitol is a sweetener used to replace sugar in many foods, including candy, gum and desserts. It can cause blood sugar drops in your dog, seizures, and liver failure within a matter of days. The early symptoms are vomiting, lethargy and coordination problems.
Yeast dough – yeast dough can cause stomach problems and a lot of pain for your dog. Your best friend could become alcohol poisoned if the yeast ferments the dough.
Macadamia Nuts are not recommended for your dog. A few macadamia nuts, whether roasted or raw, can cause vomiting and muscle shakes in your dog.
Avoid nuts such as almonds, walnuts, and pecans. These nuts contain high levels of oil and fats. They can cause diarrhea and vomiting, as well as pancreatitis in animals.
Alcohol – This one might seem obvious. However, alcohol can be harmful to your dog as well as you. Your dog is much smaller than your human. Even a small amount can cause vomiting, diarrhea, breathing problems, coma and even death.
Caffeine in Tea and Coffee – Caffeine can keep you awake, but it can also put your dog to sleep. Avoid caffeine-containing beverages such as energy drinks, coffee, tea, and sodas. It is better to be safe than sorry when it comes to caffeine.
Milk and Other Dairy Products: Some people are lactose-intolerant. You may be familiar with the symptoms your pouch might experience. Your pup could experience diarrhea from dairy products like milk, ice cream and milk. This was something I learned the hard way after I served ice cream to my dog.
There is an increased risk of dogs being exposed to marijuana and edibles, as the drug has become legal in more countries. You should keep your pets away. It can cause lethargy, hypothermia and excessively high or low heart rates.
Medicines – While they can relieve pain for us, they can also cause pain for our four-legged friends. Your pet can become ill from cold medicine and pain relievers that contain acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or acetaminophen. Don’t try to be a doctor for your pet. Always consult a veterinarian for any medication.
Cat Food – Cat food contains specific proteins and fats. Cat food is too high in protein and fat for dogs, making them unhealthy. Too much cat food can cause upset stomach, obesity, and pancreatitis.
Fat Trimmings and Bones. This may seem like something your dog should eat. But fat taken from meat can cause pancreatitis. Your faithful companion can also be affected by bone clogging and creating cuts in their digestive system.
Raw eggs – Just like humans, raw eggs can cause poisoning by bacteria such as salmonella and E.coli in your dog’s food. Food poisoning is something that can happen to anyone who has ever experienced it.
Raw meat and fish – bacteria can live on raw food and cause food poisoning. Throwing up, high temperatures, swelling of the lymph nodes, and other early warning signs are all possible.
What should you do if your dog eats toxic food? Do not take a chance. Call your vet or a nearby emergency center at (888)426-4435 to get help.
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