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

It is good to share your food most especially to your furry friend, but you need to be careful doing so because there are human foods that might cause serious health issues or death of 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 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. Chocolate causes vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, muscle tremors, severe agitation, elevated body temperature, 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. Salt may also cause sodium ion poisoning with excessive urination and thirst, as well as vomiting, diarrhea, elevated body temperature, and seizures. 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. Raw eggs and meat contain salmonella and bacteria as well as hidden parasites causing food poisoning, so it is important to cook them well.

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. Grapes and raisins can cause devastating and rapid kidney failure causing vomiting, diarrhea, and lethargy. 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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