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What is The Most Toxic Food for Dog?

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As a dog owner, you have to be on alert at all times to ensure they’re safe and fully taken care of. No, you don’t need to be pumped full of caffeine observing their every move; you just need to take some extra precautions now and again.

As responsible pet owners, we strive to provide them with the best care possible, including a nutritious diet. However, there’s a crucial aspect of pet care that often goes overlooked – understanding what foods can be toxic to our four-legged friends.

Top 10 Toxic Foods For Dogs

  • PEOPLE FOOD (SUGARS, FATS, SALT)
  • RAW EGGS
  • MILK & OTHER DAIRY PRODUCTS
  • HUMAN VITAMINS CONTAINING IRON
  • LARGE QUANTITIES OF LIVER
  • MUSHROOMS
  • MACADAMIA NUTS
  • GRAPES AND RAISINS
  • ONIONS & GARLIC
  • CHOCOLATE & ANYTHING WITH CAFFEINE

There are many dangerous foods for dogs that can be toxic, harmful, or even cause death. Here is a relatively exhaustive list of foods that can cause your pet harm.

Alcohol
Your dog may be drunk in love with you, but that’s the only kind of intoxication he needs. Alcohol has the same effect on a dog’s liver and brain that it has on yours, but it can do big damage to a dog in much smaller quantities.

Onions and garlic
Make sure your dog stays away from these two, and not just because of garlic breath. Garlic is a controversial ingredient; it has many medicinal purposes and it is an immune booster, but the potential risks outweigh the benefits.

Caffeine
Does your dog need a little extra pep in his step in the morning? Try an invigorating AM jog, but don’t even think about sharing your Starbucks. Coffee can cause irreparable damage and even caffeine poisoning if consumed in large enough quantities.

Grapes and raisins
While some fruits are great healthy snack choices for your dog, grapes and raisins do not make the cut. They make look innocent, but these sweet snacks can cause vomiting, lethargy, and ultimately kidney failure in dogs.

Macadamia nuts
Macadamia nuts may be an excellent source of dietary fiber for humans, but dogs should look elsewhere for their crunch. Although the prognosis for many cases is extremely good, these nuts can be fatal to dogs.

Chocolate

Chocolate can make dogs extremely sick, and in some cases, chocolate poisoning can even be deadly. It contains chemicals called Methamphetamine including caffeine and bromine. Similar to caffeine products (see next section), bromine can cause mild symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhoea to more moderate symptoms including tremors, hyperactivity, and abnormal heart rhythm.

What Foods Can Dogs Eat?

The best human foods you can feed your pet are vegetables except for the ones mentioned above. Each dog will have a different palate and different vegetables they will eat.

Vegetables as a treat will help your pet feel full while keeping them from gaining weight from too many commercial pet treats. Some favourite options include:

  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Broccoli
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Green beans
  • Apple slices
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Pears
  • Seedless watermelon

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Remember that dogs have different sensitivities and tolerances, so what may be harmless to one dog could be dangerous to another. Always consult your veterinarian if you suspect your dog has ingested something toxic. Your dog’s well-being is worth every precaution.

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