Can My Dog Eat That?

A while back I created a post outlining some examples of ‘human’ foods cats should refrain from investing. I thought I would do a similar post outlining human foods that are dangerous for dogs, and the following information is derived from WebMD.

Xylitol: This form of sweetener is used in some baked goods, candies and even toothpaste. It can cause a dogs blood pressure to drop and can encourage liver failure.

Avocado: An ingredient in avocado called person is toxic for dogs when consumed.

Alcohol: Alcohol impacts a dog’s liver in a similar manner to the way in which it impacts a human’s liver, however it takes a much smaller quantity of alcohol to cause significant damage to a dog’s liver.

Onion and Garlic: These two foods attack a dog’s red blood cells and have the ability to trigger anemia.

Caffeine: Caffeine, in any state, can be fatal for a dog.

Grapes/Raisins: Either of these foods can cause kidney failure in a canine.

Dairy Products: A majority of dogs are sensitive to dairy products and consuming them can lead to diarrhea, vomiting and digestive conflicts.

Chocolate: In addition to causing digestive ailments, chocolate can trigger seizures in pups and can consequentially result in death.

Fat Trimmings: Fatty pieces removed from meat can cause pancreatitis in dogs.

Small Bones: Dogs can easily choke on small bones, for example chicken bones.

Heavily Salted Foods: Whether it be potato chips or pork rinds, foods high in sodium can cause a dog to become incredibly thirsty and furthermore dehydrated.

It is best to adhere to a dog-food-based diet to ensure your pup is as healthy as possible. If your dog consumes any of the food items listed above, contact your vet and determine the best way to move forward and approach the situation.

Treat your best friend well, folks!


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