What your dog should not eat

What your dog should not eat

What your dog should not eat might be surprising to you. Read the last of three articles on this subject.

What your dog should not eat – Cooked Bones

Some cooked bones can be dangerous for your dog, because they can be more brittle.  This means the chance of them splintering is greater which means they could cause an internal injury to your dog. Raw bones far better for your dog’s and are beneficial for his teeth.

What your dog should not eat – Cooking dough

Your dog should not eat uncooked bread dough which is made with live yeast.  If raw dough is swallowed by your dog, the stomach’s warm and moist environment is the ideal surroundings for the yeast to expand and multiply. This increasing mass of dough in the stomach can be enough to slow the wall of stomach, resulting in tissue dying.

What your dog should not eat – Cat Food

If your dog may a bit of cat food, it is likely not to be an issue. However, it is not advisable for your dog to eat cat food for a prolonged period of time.  This is because cat food usually has higher protein and fat levels which are unhealthy for dogs.

What your dog should not eat – Fat Trimmings

If your dog eats fat trimmings of meat, whether cooked or raw, it can create pancreatitis. The symptoms are may include a very painful abdomen, lack of appetite, depression, a ‘hunched up’ posture, dehydration, vomiting, diarrhoea and fever.

What your dog should not eat – Liver

Feeding your dog liver occasionally probably won’t cause any issues.  However, too much liver consumption of liver can affect your dog’s muscles and bones in a negative way.

What your dog should not eat – Dairy Products

Dogs in general are relatively lactose intolerant.  Eating dairy products or drinking  can result is diarrhoea and other digestive problems.  Not all dog are effected.

What your dog should not eat – Fish

If your dog eats a limited quantity amount of fish in it is unlikely to cause any dietary issues. However, if you dog eats a high quantity of fish it can result in a vitamin B deficiency.  This can lead to loss of appetite, muscle seizures and in some severe cases even death.

What your dog should not eat
What your dog should not eat

What your dog should not eat – vitamin supplements for humans

Some human vitamins supplements can be poisonous for dogs.  This is particularly the case for vitamins A, D and E which are dissolvable in fat. Iron supplements can cause damage the the lining of your dog’s digestive system.  They can be toxic for a dog’s liver and kidneys.

What your dog should not eat – Snacks for Humans

Some snacks for humans sometimes include ingredients like onion and garlic powder, raisins, sweet and chocolate which can be poisonous for dogs. We probably shouldn’t be eating them ourselves.  Give your dog snacks and treats made specifically for them.

What your dog should not eat – Old Food

It s unlikely that you enjoy old or mouldy food, so why would your dog? The bacteria in old of mouldy food can contain different toxins that can be harmful to your dog.

What your dog should not eat – Leftovers

It feels almost unnatural not to give a dog leftovers.  However, if that is what you give your dog on a regular basis leftovers it is unlikely he is getting a proper diet. If you do give him scraps, make sure any bones taken out and fat is removed.

In summary, you should check the ingredients and know what is in the food you’re giving your dog.

Don’t feed your dogs these foods

Don’t feed your dogs these foods

Don’t feed your dogs these foods or it can be very bad for their health and wellbeing. You might feel tempted to share food with your dog, but you are probably not aware that many foods we humans eat are in fact toxic for dogs. Truth be known we probably shouldn’t be eating some of them ourselves! So below are some more foods that you should never feed your dog.

Don’t feed your dogs these foods – Fruits, vegetables, salad and nuts

Fruits, vegetables and salads are generally considered very healthy for humans, but certain types should not be given to dogs to eat.

Don’t feed your dogs these foods – Apple Pips, Apricot, Peach and Plum Stones

Apple Pips, Apricot, Peach and Plum Stones contain a form of cyanide called amygdlin. It is a poisonous cyanogenic glycoside found in many plants. It can prevent blood from transporting oxygen around the body. Dogs may not have any issues if they eat the flesh of a peach, but the stones must be avoided. They may cause a dog to have dilated pupils of the eyes, giddiness and unusual dribbling. Plum stones might have similar effects to peach stones and also might make t hard for your dog to breath and may also put the dog in a state of shock.

Don’t feed your dogs these foods – Avocado

Avocado fruits and stones are poisonous for dogs. It can damage their hearts, lungs and other soft tissue. It can also create upset stomach and vomiting and inflammation of the pancreas.

Don’t feed your dogs these foods – Grapes & Raisins

Dogs often have allergic reactions after eating grapes and raisins. Eating grapes and raisins may cause a dog to vomit, be tired, have diarrhoea, and even have severe kidney problems.

Don’t feed your dogs these foods – Corn on the cob

Dogs can eat the corn, but should not eat the cob. This is because most dogs are unable to digest cob. It can therefore result in an obstruction in the intestine, which can be very painful. An intestinal obstruction can be a very serious condition and may even prove fatal if the condition is not treated by a vet right away.

Don’t feed your dogs these foods – Macadamia Nuts

Consumption of Macadamia nuts by dogs can cause weakness, fever, depression, vomiting, muscle tremors and even hyperthermia. These are non-fatal conditions but nonetheless unpleasant. Exactly why Macadamia nuts are toxic for dogs is unclear, but best avoided.

Don’t feed your dogs these foods – Mushrooms

As with humans, mushrooms can be complicated. Some mushrooms varieties are fine to consume, others can be poisonous for dogs. Consumption by dogs of certain mushrooms can cause serious stomach upsets. It is probably best to avoid allowing your dog to consume mushrooms.

Don’t feed your dogs these foods – Onions

Onions are not good for dogs. You should prevent your dog eating both raw or cooked onions. A small consumption of onions on a daily basis for a few weeks, may cause the your dog to develop anemia over weeks to months.

Don’t feed your dogs these foods – Chives

If dogs consume chives it can cause hemolysis, which is a rupture or destruction of red blood cells. It can also cause anemia, which is a deficiency of red cells or the haemoglobin in the dogs blood.

Don't feed your dog these foods
Don’t feed your dog these foods

Also consumption of chive can cause hemoglobinuria, a condition where haemoglobin is excreted in the urine. Symptoms in dogs of eating too many chives include weakness, tiredness and discoloured urine.

Don’t feed your dogs these foods – Tomato Leaves

The leaves of tomato plants have the glycoalkaloids ‘alpha-tomatine’ and ‘dehydrotomatine’ which are poisonous for dogs. If your dog eats tomato leaves you might see him dribbling, having an upset stomach, possibly diarrhoea and vomiting. Muscle tremors and seizures might also occur.

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