Top 10 most dangerous

foods for your dog

Top 10 most dangerous

foods for your dog


Unfortunatly our dogs are not able to eat all of the same delicous things from the fridge that us humans can.

Not everything on your dinner table is going to give a boost of nutrition to your pet.

You may or may not know this, but there are a variety of different foods (some that may surprise you) that you should avoid feeding to your beloved dog at all costs. Not because the food item is high in fat content or unhealthy, but because some things that humans commonly consume are very dangerous for your pet to eat.

So, before you put anything in your dog’s food bowl (besides dog food), sure it is not one of these ten things listed below!

 

1) Alcohol

Alcohol has the same effect on a dog’s liver and brain as it does humans. Even a small dose of alcohol can send your dog to an emergency veterinarian to get checked out. Alcohol can cause vomiting, diarrhea, lack of coordination, difficulty in breathing, central nervous system depression, and even coma or death. 

Much like humans, the smaller the dog, the greater the effects that alcohol will have. In the event your dog mistakenly ingests alcohol, you should be prepared to make an emergency visit to your local vet. 

Securing a pet medical insurance plan will help with meeting the medical expenses associated with your visit and provide great care to your dog.

2) Garlic and Onions

Yes, something as harmless (or harmless for you) can be dangerous for your dog. Garlic and onions are good for human health as they boost your immune system, but are dangerous for dogs to consume. 

Studies have shown that these super foods (for us humans) contain a substance that can damage the red blood cells in dogs and make them anemic. 

You should regularly get your dog checked out by a veterinarian, but that could lead to a burning hole in your pocketbook. Fortunately, dog health insurance covers that for you.

3) Caffeine

Your doggie does not need a dose of caffeine to energize himself in the morning.  If he is looking a little dull, try taking your furry friend for a walk or jog to increase their energy levels. 

Nowadays, caffeine poisoning is one of the most common things happening to dogs. And it’s not just soda you need to be concerned with – it’s anything containing caffeine such as tea cocoa, and painkillers, which can make them restless and cause difficulty with breathing and muscle tremors in pets.

4) Grapes and Raisins

While some fruits add nutrition to your dog’s diet, some can be dangerous; this includes raisins and grapes. They are sweet and a great snack choice for us humans, but they can make your dog lethargic and damage kidney function in some cases. 

5) Macadamia Nuts

Macadamia nuts are a good source of dietary fiber for humans. However, according to recent studies, some dogs who swallowed macadamia nuts have resulted in fatal illness. Ingestion of this tasty nut can cause weakness, muscle tremors, and paralysis of the hindquarter in dogs. 

In some cases, macadamia nuts have caused vomiting, fever, and rapid heartbeat. Furthermore, combining these nuts with chocolate can increase these clinical signs and potential risk of death. 

So, no matter how much you love those puppy eyes, keep the cookies and chocolates away from your dog and get a pet insurance plan – just in case your dog manages to sneak a treat from the kitchen counter.  

6) Xylitol

There have been many cases reported by dog owners where their pets mistakenly ingest artificial sweeteners. Artificial sweeteners are used in a variety pf products such as gum, candy, toothpaste, and other food products, which can cause liver failure and possible death for dogs. These sweeteners can increase the amount of insulin in the blood, resulting in a severe drop in blood sugar levels. 

If you see your dog repeatedly vomiting and experiencing severe weakness or seizures, rush them to the veterinary doctor immediately for a thorough examination.

Try to keep your dog away from things containing xylitol. If your pet is left alone frequently, get dog insurance to be prepared for the possibility that your furry family member ingests this harmful ingredient. 

7) Chocolate

As much as you love chocolate, your dog too can have a sweet tooth. But safety is a must. Chocolate contains a substance called theobromine, which can cause increase in heart rate, seizure, and tremors in dogs. It can also result in death when ingested in large quantities. And FYI, all types of chocolate are dangerous for dogs – not just dark chocolate. 

8) Fat Trimmings & Bones

Uncooked and cooked fat trimmings can cause pancreatitis in dogs and bones are a serious choking hazard. There have been several unfortunate events where bones have splintered and punctured a dog’s throat and digestive tract. 

Go for only freshly cooked, high-quality meat to give your dog a boost of protein. 

9) Yeast Dough

The cookie dough has to rise before your dog ingests it. If the dog eats it when it is still raw, it will rise in the stomach and cause swelling and pain. Further, the yeast ferments and produces alcohol of which we have already made you aware of the harmful consequences above.

10) Fruit Pits and Seeds

Pits and seeds can cause blockage in a dog’s digestive tract. Before you serve any fruit, make sure to remove all the seeds and slice them well as an extra precaution. 

Some of the seeds contain cyanide, which is dangerous for dogs as well as humans. Once the seeds have been removed, your pup is free to enjoy!

 

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Not everything on your dinner table is going to give a boost of nutrition to your pet.

You may or may not know this, but there are a variety of different foods (some that may surprise you) that you should avoid feeding to your beloved dog at all costs. Not because the food item is high in fat content or unhealthy, but because some things that humans commonly consume are very dangerous for your pet to eat.

So, before you put anything in your dog’s food bowl (besides dog food), sure it is not one of these ten things listed below!


Unfortunatly our dogs are not able to eat all of the same delicous things from the fridge that us humans can.

 

1) Alcohol

Alcohol has the same effect on a dog’s liver and brain as it does humans. Even a small dose of alcohol can send your dog to an emergency veterinarian to get checked out. Alcohol can cause vomiting, diarrhea, lack of coordination, difficulty in breathing, central nervous system depression, and even coma or death. 

Much like humans, the smaller the dog, the greater the effects that alcohol will have. In the event your dog mistakenly ingests alcohol, you should be prepared to make an emergency visit to your local vet. 

Securing a pet medical insurance plan will help with meeting the medical expenses associated with your visit and provide great care to your dog.

2) Garlic and Onions

Yes, something as harmless (or harmless for you) can be dangerous for your dog. Garlic and onions are good for human health as they boost your immune system, but are dangerous for dogs to consume. 

Studies have shown that these super foods (for us humans) contain a substance that can damage the red blood cells in dogs and make them anemic. 

You should regularly get your dog checked out by a veterinarian, but that could lead to a burning hole in your pocketbook. Fortunately, dog health insurance covers that for you.

3) Caffeine

Your doggie does not need a dose of caffeine to energize himself in the morning.  If he is looking a little dull, try taking your furry friend for a walk or jog to increase their energy levels. 

Nowadays, caffeine poisoning is one of the most common things happening to dogs. And it’s not just soda you need to be concerned with – it’s anything containing caffeine such as tea cocoa, and painkillers, which can make them restless and cause difficulty with breathing and muscle tremors in pets.

4) Grapes and Raisins

While some fruits add nutrition to your dog’s diet, some can be dangerous; this includes raisins and grapes. They are sweet and a great snack choice for us humans, but they can make your dog lethargic and damage kidney function in some cases. 

5) Macadamia Nuts

Macadamia nuts are a good source of dietary fiber for humans. However, according to recent studies, some dogs who swallowed macadamia nuts have resulted in fatal illness. Ingestion of this tasty nut can cause weakness, muscle tremors, and paralysis of the hindquarter in dogs. 

In some cases, macadamia nuts have caused vomiting, fever, and rapid heartbeat. Furthermore, combining these nuts with chocolate can increase these clinical signs and potential risk of death. 

So, no matter how much you love those puppy eyes, keep the cookies and chocolates away from your dog and get a pet insurance plan – just in case your dog manages to sneak a treat from the kitchen counter.  

6) Xylitol

There have been many cases reported by dog owners where their pets mistakenly ingest artificial sweeteners. Artificial sweeteners are used in a variety pf products such as gum, candy, toothpaste, and other food products, which can cause liver failure and possible death for dogs. These sweeteners can increase the amount of insulin in the blood, resulting in a severe drop in blood sugar levels. 

If you see your dog repeatedly vomiting and experiencing severe weakness or seizures, rush them to the veterinary doctor immediately for a thorough examination.

Try to keep your dog away from things containing xylitol. If your pet is left alone frequently, get dog insurance to be prepared for the possibility that your furry family member ingests this harmful ingredient. 

7) Chocolate

As much as you love chocolate, your dog too can have a sweet tooth. But safety is a must. Chocolate contains a substance called theobromine, which can cause increase in heart rate, seizure, and tremors in dogs. It can also result in death when ingested in large quantities. And FYI, all types of chocolate are dangerous for dogs – not just dark chocolate. 

8) Fat Trimmings & Bones

Uncooked and cooked fat trimmings can cause pancreatitis in dogs and bones are a serious choking hazard. There have been several unfortunate events where bones have splintered and punctured a dog’s throat and digestive tract. 

Go for only freshly cooked, high-quality meat to give your dog a boost of protein. 

9) Yeast Dough

The cookie dough has to rise before your dog ingests it. If the dog eats it when it is still raw, it will rise in the stomach and cause swelling and pain. Further, the yeast ferments and produces alcohol of which we have already made you aware of the harmful consequences above.

10) Fruit Pits and Seeds

Pits and seeds can cause blockage in a dog’s digestive tract. Before you serve any fruit, make sure to remove all the seeds and slice them well as an extra precaution. 

Some of the seeds contain cyanide, which is dangerous for dogs as well as humans. Once the seeds have been removed, your pup is free to enjoy!

 

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