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Know the Foods That are Bad for Your Dog

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. One important factor when caring for your pet is knowing the foods that are healthy and unhealthy for your dog. One simple mistake can lead to suffering and even death of your furry friend. The top 12 human foods that you should avoid being eaten by your dog include the following: chocolate, milk, cheese, apple cores, macadamia nuts, avocado, yeast dough, caffeine, onion, garlic, grapes, 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. Bacon and fatty foods are absolutely tragic for our dogs because they can cause pancreatitis or inflammation of the pancreas, and foods with high-salt content may cause stomach upset and bloating. Salt may also cause sodium ion poisoning with excessive urination and thirst, as well as vomiting, diarrhea, elevated body temperature, and seizures. 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 like candy, butter, gum, and baked foods contain xylitol, causing insulin surge through the body of your dog, leading to a drop in the blood glucose level and liver failure. Grapes and raisins can cause devastating and rapid kidney failure causing vomiting, diarrhea, and lethargy. Avocados contain persin in their seeds, leaves, fruit, and bark which is toxic for dogs so keep your guacamole to your own fiesta and prepare another meal for your furry friend. It is not good to give apples, peaches, plums, peaches, and apricots to your dogs as it cause dizziness, difficulty of breathing, hyperventilation, collapsing, seizures, shock, and coma.

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