Toxic and Dangerous Foods Your Dog Should Never Eat
Candy's sugars and preservatives have been shown to raise heart rates and cause hyperactivity. They risk developing diabetes and gaining unhealthful amounts of weight if they binge eat.
Giving your dog a raw uncooked bone to chew on is great, but avoid cooked bones at all cost. These can easily splinter and in large quantities cause constipation or at worst, a perforation of the gut which can be fatal.
Alcoholic beverages and food, even in tiny amounts, can be quite harmful to your dog. It may result in nausea and diarrhea.
Caffeine contains a compound called methylxanthines. When ingested by your dog, it can cause vomiting and diarrhea, excessive thirst, urination, panting, hyperactivity, tremors, seizures, and even death.
Although avocados may be a superfood for humans, dogs typically don't enjoy them. It can lead to cardiovascular problems if used in large amounts.
Macadamia nuts contain a toxin that can affect your dog’s muscles and nervous system resulting in weakness, swollen limbs and panting.
Onions and Garlic
The onion family, whether dry, raw or cooked, is particularly toxic to dogs and can cause gastrointestinal irritation and red blood cell damage.
For dogs, raisins and grapes are highly poisonous. Scientists are still trying to determine what chemical in grapes is causing the reaction.
Chocolate is incredibly toxic for dogs, and they should never get to indulge in this tasty treat.
Citrus fruits contain citric acid. These essential oils cause irritation and even some swelling in your dog’s mouth and throat.