Foods Your Dog Should Never Eat
Unfortunately, puppies have a reputation for being stomachs on legs and will no doubt be extremely interested in whatever you’re eating. However, that doesn’t mean you should offer it to them; there are numerous foods that are fine for humans but can be very dangerous in the wrong paws. So, to help you navigate this problem, in this article, Jaycliffe Pets will compile a list of things you shouldn’t offer your dog, so you can guard against some nasty health scares.
Xylitol is a type of artificial sweetener and can be found in many different sugar-free products, perhaps even some that you wouldn’t expect. From chewing gum to peanut butter, xylitol is more common than you’d think. While we can consume xylitol without any real problems, it can be very dangerous for your pooch. Xylitol can cause insulin release, something which can lead to liver failure, seizures and even brain damage.
Chocolate, coffee and caffeine
As a pet owner, you’re probably aware of the warnings surrounding leaving chocolate near your pet, so you could well be wondering why it’s been grouped together with coffee and caffeine. Well, chocolate, coffee and caffeine all contain substances called methylxanthines, which can be very dangerous to your dog’s health. When ingested, they can cause vomiting, urination, diarrhea, abnormal heart rhythm and even death. As such, they should be kept well away from pooch.
Onions and garlic
A less commonly known danger for your dog, onions and garlic, in all forms, can cause gastrointestinal irritation in dogs and could lead to red blood cell damage. While a small amount of these foods may not cause too much of a problem, still be cautious when cooking with them.
Grapes and raisins
It seems as though experts can’t quite agree about exactly what it is in grapes and raisins which is toxic, however, they do know that these foods can cause kidney failure. So, think twice about giving your pooch any of that fruit salad he’s been eyeing up.
As in humans, salty snacks like crisps can lead to excessive thirst and, ultimately, urination. However, if your furry friend consumes too much salt it could lead to vomiting and diarrhea, too.
Nuts are another no-no for dogs, largely because they contain high amounts of oils and fats, which can cause diarrhea, vomiting and even pancreatitis. The worst nuts for your pets to get their paws on are macadamias, which can lead to a whole host of issues.
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