10 Foods Your Dog Should Never Eat
Dogs are human's best friends, but sometimes we are feeding our friends the wrong food that may kill them. Click through to find out which food should be banned from dogs.
1. Onions and Garlic
Keep onions and garlic - powdered, raw, cooked, or dehydrated - away from your dog. They can kill his red blood cells, causing anemia. Look for signs like weakness, vomiting, and breathing problems.
2. Grapes and Raisins
Grapes and raisins can cause kidney failure in dogs. Vomiting over and over is an early sign. Within a day, your dog will get sluggish and depressed.
Avocado contains something called persin, and too much of them might be poisonous to dogs. Persin is in the leaves, seed, bark and the fruit.
4. Raw Meat and Fish
Raw meat and fish can have bacteria that causes food poisoning. The first signs are vomiting, fever, and big lymph nodes.
Candy, gum, toothpaste, baked goods, and some diet foods are sweetened with xylitol. It can cause your dog's blood sugar to drop and can also cause liver failure. Early symptoms include vomiting, lethargy, and coordination problems. Eventually, your dog may have seizures.
Alcohol has the same effect on a dog's liver and brain that it has on people. A little beer, liquor, wine, or food with alcohol can be bad for them. It can cause vomiting, diarrhea, coordination problems, breathing problems, coma, and even death.
7. Coffee, Tea, and Other Caffeine
Keep your dog away from cocoa, chocolate, colas, and energy drinks. Think your dog had caffeine? Watch for restlessness, fast breathing, and muscle twitches.
8. Milk and other Dairy Products
Milk and milk-based products can cause diarrhea and other digestive problems for your pup. They can also trigger food allergies, which can cause her to itch.
9. Macadamia Nuts
Just six raw or roasted macadamia nuts can make a dog sick. Look for symptoms like muscle shakes, vomiting, high temperature, and weakness in his back legs. Eating chocolate with the nuts will make symptoms worse, maybe even leading to death.
The problem in chocolate is theobromine. The most dangerous types are dark chocolate and unsweetened baking chocolate. Chocolate can cause a dog to vomit and have diarrhea. It can also cause heart problems, tremors, seizures, and death.