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Dog’s Health: Knowing the Foods That are Toxic For Dogs

You probably want to share all the good things like delicious food to your dog, but hold-off spoiling your furry friends because there are human foods that may actually be toxic to your dog. As a responsible pet owner, it is important to know the foods that are healthy and toxic for your dogs. Dog’s are man’s best friend but they don’t always eat like humans because the food that is healthy for humans might be a poison to your dog, and even just a simple mistake can endanger his life. The top twelve human foods that your dog should avoid eating are chocolate, milk, cheese, onion, macadamia nuts, garlic, grapes, avocados, apple cores, yeast dough, caffeine, and bacon.

The danger of chocolate for my dog and your dog is its contents including caffeine and theobromine, which are under the methylxanthines category, and the darker the chocolate, the higher is its toxicity level as compared to white chocolates. Chocolates are dangerous for dogs, and when eaten can cause dehydration, vomiting, elevated body temperature, abdominal pain, severe agitation, muscle tremors, irregular heart rhythm, seizures, and death. Your dog needs to avoid eating bacon, ham, meat trimmings, and other fatty foods because their pancreas may get inflamed causing pancreatitis and may stop functioning properly, and high-salt content food may cause digestive problems and bloating that lead to problems with nutrient absorption. Along with bloating, too excessive salt content on your dog’s food may cause sodium ion poisoning that may cause signs and symptoms such as excessive thirst, frequent urination, diarrhea, vomiting, seizures, and elevated body temperature. Large doses of garlic and onions are bad for your dog’s health because they are destructive to the red blood cells of your dogs that lead to anemia, causing weakness, breathlessness, vomiting, and a loss of interest in food. Milk sugar in milk have lacking enzymes leading to gastrointestinal issues like diarrhea, vomiting, and lactose intolerance. It is crucial to cooking eggs and meat properly in order to kill bacteria, salmonella, and hidden parasites.

Sweet foods including gum, candy, butter, and baked foods have the ingredient xylitol that may seriously lower the blood sugar levels of your dog, causing lethargy, loss of coordination, vomiting, seizures, and death. Grapes and raisins can cause devastating and rapid kidney failure causing vomiting, diarrhea, and lethargy. Avocado plant contains persin not just on the fruit but also in its leaves, bark, and seeds, so avocado must not be served to your dog in any way as this is toxic for him. Apple core, as well as peaches, plums, peaches, and apricots, contain cyanogenic glycosides or cyanide which can cause dizziness, seizures, difficulty of breathing, hyperventilation, collapsing, shock, and coma.

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