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Know the Foods That are Bad for Your Dog

You might want to share something delicious to your pup because you don’t want him to keep begging for it. As a responsible pet owner, it is important to know the foods that are healthy and toxic for your dogs. 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. 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. 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. 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.

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. Watch out you dog eating apples, peaches, apricots, and plums because they contain cyanide or cyanogenic glycosides which are toxic to dogs causing difficulty of breathing, hyperventilation, collapsing, shock, and coma.

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