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Dog’s Health: Knowing the Foods That are Toxic For Dogs

You might want to share something delicious to your pup because you don’t want him to keep begging for it. One important factor when caring for your pet is knowing the foods that are healthy and unhealthy for your dog. 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.

Chocolate is known as toxic food for dogs because it contains theobromine and caffeine which fall under the methylxanthines category, and the darker the chocolate, the more dangerous it is. The ill effects that chocolates can cause to your dog include diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, severe agitation, muscle tremors, irregular heart rhythm, elevated body temperature, 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 has milk sugar that dogs have lacking enzymes to break down milk leading lactose intolerance, diarrhea, vomiting, and gastrointestinal problems. 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.

Xylitol is the main component of sweet foods such as butter, gums, candies, and baked foods causing insulin surge that may lead to the drop in your dog’s blood glucose levels and liver failure leading to signs and symptoms like lethargy, loss of coordination, vomiting, seizures, and eventually 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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