There are many things that are perfectly fine for humans to eat that are extremely toxic to dogs. As a dog owner, it is important that you are aware of what these foods are and what symptoms are associated with their consumption. Here are five foods that your dog should never eat:
- Chocolate: Most dog owners know that chocolate is a food that should be avoided. However, not many dog owners know what symptoms to look out for if their dogs were to ever accidentally get their paws on some chocolate. If your dog eats just a little chocolate, you may not have to worry because it's probably fine, but with the consumption of a large amount of chocolate, your dog will probably begin vomiting and can even potentially have a seizure. At this point, you must take your dog to the vet who may pump its stomach to ensure that seizures are avoided or stopped to keep your dog safe from a life threatening situation.
- Sugarless Gum: If you chew on sugarless gum, it is extremely important that you keep it away from your dog's reach. This is because sugarless gum contains xylitol, which is really harmful to your dog's health. This ingredient found in sugarless gum can cause liver damage and a huge drop in your dog's blood sugar, which is extremely life threatening. If you notice your dog vomiting or having a loss of coordination, a trip to the vet is a must.
- Grapes: Grapes are a another type of food that must be out of reach to your dogs. Grapes can cause kidney failure. You will notice this if your dog begins to vomit or has an increase in thirst.
- Onions: While cutting up onions for dinner, be sure that you immediately clean any that may have fallen on the floor. This is because onions can cause the red blood cell count in your dog to drop. Take them to the vet right away to measure the red blood cell count if you know that they have eaten onions.
- Alcohol: Any foods that contain alcohol must be kept away from dogs, and any time alcohol is spilled in the house, it must be cleaned up right away. This is because alcohol consumption in dogs can cause life threatening seizures. If you notice that your dog has licked up any alcohol that has spilled on the floor, take them to the vet right away.
By knowing what foods could potentially be toxic for your dog, you will know what needs to be kept out of reach so that you don't have an issue in the future with your dog's health. Continue reading more about this issue for further information.Share