Food Dogs Can not Eat
you head into the kitchen to grab a snack, there’s no one around. you open a pack or shake a packet of something and all of a sudden there’s a pitiful pair of eyes starring back at you.and we almost always end up giving in. after all we see it as sharing with our friends.
Sharing food with our dogs is something that most of us are guilty of. but while it appears harmless there are certain habits you are encouraging like begging and also some foods that we think are safe because we eat them, but in fact, they are toxic to dogs.
There are a lot of foods and ingredients in foods eaten by us, things such as chocolate and garlic that can bring about severe toxic reactions in pets. Thi article we will take a look at the most toxic foods we cant give, some of them may surprise you.let’s take a look.
Food dogs can not eat
Apple Seeds – Apple seeds are harmful to a dog as they contain a natural chemical that releases cyanide. always make sure to take out the core and seeds before you give them to your dog.my dog loves the crunch of an apple.
Avocado – Avocados contain Persin.percin is a fungicidal toxin which can cause diarrhoea, nausea, and heart congestion.so no Avacado for doggo.
Bones – The risk with bones isn’t the diet concern. The concern for bones comes from choking or being lodged inside the dog’s stomach. sometimes bones break and splinter and this can cause even worse damage to their insides. Cooked bones worse and become much more brittle at a higher temperature. meaning more breaking and splintering. so never give cooked bones. some raw food diets they include the bones but always seek expert advice from a qualified nutritionist beforehand.
Candy/sweet and Gum – sweets and candy contain sugar; it often has Xylitol which is a sugar substitute, which can result in the over-release of insulin, kidney failure, and worse, death.sugar is one of the worst things to gove any dog.
Cat food – you may get a look of “why have you given me satans food”, but cat food has proteins and fats which are sourced for the diet of a cat, NOT a dog. The protein and fat levels in cat food are perfectly balanced for a cat but are too high for your best friend, so cat food is very unhealthy for dogs.
Chocolate – this is the main one you’ve probably heard before but chocolate is dangerous for dogs. chocolate contains theobromine and theophylline, which is usually toxic and is hard to digest through the dog’s system. so can result in a build-up. result in panting, vomiting, and diarrhoea, and impair your dog’s heart and nervous systems.
Coffee – use exactly the same guides as chocolate when it comes to feeding coffee to your dog, I mean why would you anyway. don’t do it, not ever.
Corn on the cob – now while the corn is ok the cob isn’t. if eaten the cob is hard to digest and will usually get stuck in the smaller bowel area. more often than not resulting in surgery to remove.
Fat trimmings – Leads to pancreatitis.
Fish – The fish you need to be cautious of are salmon and trout. Raw salmon can be deadly to dogs if the fish is contaminated with a parasite, Nanophyetus salmonella. The parasite on its own isn’t dangerous to dogs but is usually infected with bacteria called Neorickettsia helminthoeca, which is lethal to dogs if not dealt with correctly. However, cooked salmon is okay as it kills the parasite.
Grapes and Raisins – This is a surprise one for many dog owners. Grapes have a toxin that leads to severe liver damage and kidney failure.
Liver – stop feeding too much liver to your dog. Liver contains a substantial amount of Vitamin A, which can have a huge effect on your puppies muscles and bones.
Macadamia nuts – These have a toxin that can slow down coordination, leading to weakness, panting, swollen limbs, and tremors along with possible injury to your dog’s digestive, nervous, and muscle systems. all nuts are dangerous to dogs. so be safe and not sorry
Milk and Dairy Products – small amounts won’t kill your dog, but you might get some smelly farts and some awful cases of diarrhoea. Why? Dogs by nature are lactose-intolerant and don’t have sufficient of the lactase enzyme to effectively digest dairy foods.
Mushrooms – your dog isn’t in college so don’t try and feed it mushrooms, man.
Onions, Garlic, and Chives – doesn’t matter how they are prepared to dry, raw, cooked, powder, onions and garlic (particularly onions) are among the absolute worst foods you give your puppy and dog. These are killers to dogs. They contain disulfides and sulfoxides (thiosulphate), both can cause anaemia and destroy red blood cells.
Persimmons, Peaches, and Plums – If you live in an area that has persimmon, peach, or plum trees,(mostly America I think) be extra careful. Persimmon seeds and peach and plum pits lead to intestinal obstruction and enteritis. You need to ensure there are no wild persimmon or other fruit trees that leave seeds growing in your garden or immediate area.
Rhubarb and Tomato leaves – These have oxalates in them that can harm and impact the digestive, nervous, and urinary systems.
Salt – Salt isn’t healthy for anyone, so it’s no good for dogs. A large dose of it can result in a drop in electrolyte levels, dehydration and possibly diarrhoea.
Sugar – This one goes out to sugar and any food that contains the evil stuff. be sure to look over the ingredient label for human foods – corn syrup can be found in just about everything nowadays. And large amounts of sugar for your pooch can result in dental problems, obesity, and usually diabetes.
Xylitol – A sugar alcohol present in gum, candies/sweets, baked foods, and other sugar-substituted products, Xylitol, although it causes no harm to humans, it is incredibly harmful to dogs. just a small amount leads to low blood sugar, convulsions, liver failure, even fatality for your best friend.
Yeast – yeast makes bread rise, so if your puppy or dog eats it has the same effect. the intestines are like an oven. warm. so the perfect conditions to do what yeast does and expand.although mild cases will bring about wind, in severe cases, it may rupture their stomach and intestines.
Keep These Out Of Your Dog’s Reach To
going along with the foods your dog can’t eat, it’s always good to practice these tips below
• Old food – you probably turn your nose up at food that has become stale or smells a little off, so why would you think that your dog would eat it. sure most dogs eat anything but stay away from old or mouldy food. it may cause an upset stomach.
• Leftovers – avoid feeding your dog regular leftovers. this interferes with their diet and can cause them to put on weight if they aren’t getting the activity to burn it off. also, don’t feed them from the plate as this can lead to begging.
• Human treats – human treats have lots of ingredients that are fine for us but when you look closely they may have things that we have covered above the dog can’t digest.
We hope this article gave you a better insight into the foods that dogs can not eat. Some are well known but there are a few surprises there for most of us.