17 Foods Your Dog Should Never Eat!

  • Post By: DDr Vandhana
  • 09 Oct 2016
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Keeping a pet is like bringing up a small child and taking full care of them. If your pet is a dog you need to be clear that the dog’s food is different from the people’s food.

1. Avocado
It contains persin that may be poisonous for dogs. If you have the plant in your home, keep the dog away from it as persin is present in the leaves, bark, seeds, and fruit of the plant.

2. Onions and garlic
Onion or garlic in any form – raw, cooked, powdered, or dehydrated should be kept away as they can cause anemia with signs of weakness, vomiting, and breathing problems.

3. Grapes and resins
They can cause kidney failure in dogs and even small amounts can make the dog sick. Vomiting is an early sign followed by sluggishness and depression.

4. Persimmons, peaches, and plums
The seeds of these fruits may block the intestines or cause problems in the dog’s intestine. The pits of peach and plum also have cyanide that is poisonous for humans and dogs.

5. Milk and dairy products
It may cause diarrhoea and other digestive problems and trigger food allergies causing itching.

6. Raw eggs, meat, or fish
There are chances of food poisoning with bacteria like Salmonella or E.coli. Early signs include vomiting, fever, and swollen lymph nodes.

7. Xylitol
Xylitol in any form- candy, toothpaste, gum, baked and some diet foods can lower the blood sugar levels in dogs and cause liver failure. Early symptoms include vomiting, lethargy, and coordination problems. Later seizures present.

8. Alcohol
It affects the liver and brain of the dog in the same way as it affects humans. Even a small quantity can cause vomiting, diarrhoea, coordination problems, breathing problems, coma, and even death.

9. Tea, coffee, and other caffeine
They cause restlessness, fast breathing, and muscle twitches. They may even be fatal.

10. Macadamia nuts
They cause muscle weakness, vomiting, high temperature and weakness in hind legs.

11. Chocolate
It contains bromine that causes the dog to vomit and have diarrhoea. It may cause heart problems, tremors, seizures, and death.

12. Fat trimmings and bones
Fat trimmings may cause pancreatitis and bones may cause choking. Bones may alsospinter and block or cause cuts in the dog’s digestive system.

13. Salt
Having too much salt makes the dog thirsty and drinking lot of water may cause sodium ion poisoning. The symptoms include vomiting, diarrhoea, depression, high temperature, tremors, and seizures. This may even prove fatal.

14. Sugar
Too many sugary foods and drinks can make your dog overweight and cause teeth problems. It may cause diabetes as in humans.

15. Yeast dough
It swells inside the dog’s stomach causing pain and fermentation of yeast leads to alcohol poisoning.

16. Medicine
Human medicine can make the dog very sick and may even prove fatal. Consult your vet before giving any medication to your dog.

17. Other foods in kitchen pantry
Baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, and other spices present in kitchen shelf should be kept out of the reach of dogs as they are highly toxic for them.


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