Canine Care: These Are 6 Foods You Must Never Feed Your Dog
March 19, 2018 20:58 By Mambee
We love our dogs so much and it makes sense that we want to feed them anything we think tastes good. But a dog's physiological makeup is different from that of a human. So, not everything we eat is automatically good for our beloved fur-buddy.
Here are six foods you shouldn't give your dogs.
1. Grapes and raisins
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For some reason, these lead to rapid kidney failure in dogs. Keep a close eye out for other foods that may contain these, such as trail mix and cookies.
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The majority of dogs are lactose-intolerant so do not give them foods like milk, cheese, and ice cream. They can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal issues.
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They have a high-fat content and can cause major damage in your dog's belly. In addition, the dogs may end up swallowing the slippery pit which can lead to a gastrointestinal obstruction.
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They contain compounds like caffeine that can lead to such issues as vomiting, dehydration, abdominal pain, irregular heart rhythm, and seizures. Dogs can actually even die from eating them.
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This may cause an increased heart rate, panting, high blood pressure and seizures. The seizures may lead to death.
6. Sugar-free gums or candy
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When they are sugar-free, they usually have an ingredient called xylitol which can be toxic to dogs. It can cause a quick spike in the dog's insulin levels and lead to serious liver problems.
So, no matter how much your adorable pup begs or how determined he is to get a bite or taste of any of these foods, maintain your resolve and say no. It's for their own protection.
This article is solely for informational purposes. Do not self-diagnose or self-medicate, and in all cases consult a certified healthcare professional before using any information presented in the article. The editorial board does not guarantee any results and does not bear any responsibility for any harm that may result from using the information provided in the article.