Who wouldn’t fall for Fido when he starts to make those eyes rounder and sticks that tongue out in a cute smile, pleading for just one nice, little treat? Resisting the urge to give even the smallest reward from the dining table can potentially save your pet’s life! Here are some of the foods that can be downright dangerous if your pet swallows them:
No matter how incredibly delicious a guacamole is, it’s best to keep it away from your pooch. Avocados contain a substance called persin which can be toxic, which is found in its leaves, seed, bark. So if you’re growing these plants at home, keep your dog at bay.
2. Onions and Garlic
Raw, cooked, powdered, or dehydrated, all forms of onion and garlic can cause anemia as your dog’s red blood cells are destroyed. Eating a large quantity or consuming small amounts regularly causes gastrointestinal irritation and will ultimately lead to poisoning.
Coffee, tea, cocoa, and other caffeine-containing food or beverages can be fatal. Think twice if you wish to share the indulgence of sumptuous chocolates with your pet.
4. Grapes and Raisins
Just a small amount of grapes and raisins can lead to kidney failure in dogs. Repeated vomiting and becoming lethargic are signs of illness from eating grapes or raisins.
5. Dairy Products
On a hot day, having some ice cream sounds like a nice treat for your dog. Look for other ays to beat the heat, because milk products can upset your pet’s digestive system, cause diarrhea, and result to food allergies.
6. Macadamia Nuts
Macadamia nuts can make your dog ill. Symptoms of poisoning include weakness, vomiting, depression, muscle tremors, rapid heart rate, and hyperthermia.
Almonds, walnuts, and pecans which contain high amounts of oils and fats can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and pancreatitis in pets.
8. Raw Meat and Eggs
Undercooked meat and raw eggs may contain bacteria like Salmonella and E. coli, which are harmful to both pets and humans. The enzyme avidin found in raw eggs decreases biotin absorption, leading to skin and coat problems.
9. Candy and Gum
Some candy, gum, toothpaste, baked goods, and diet foods are sweetened with xylitol. This results to increased insulin circulated in your dog’s body and can lead to liver failure in a matter of days.
10. Salty Food
Refrain from sharing your bag of potato chips, salted popcorn, pretzels from your loyal companion. Excessive thirst and urination are effects of too much salt, so never let them get near the salt shaker.