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Just like humans, there are some foods dogs should not eat. Dogs are usually not allowed to eat chocolates or go through the trash to find something to eat. In truth, there are several foods that can cause allergic reactions and diseases to the dog when eaten. Of course, this is not something to be surprised about as we ourselves have reactions to some plants or fruits or animal meat that we should not eat them. Some things are just poisonous for us just like some things are just plain deadly for dogs.
There are several foods that do not taste good for a dog. This is a natural reaction against potentially poisonous foods. But some dogs do not have the instinct to detect such kinds of foods. So here is a list of foods that dogs should not eat:
- Onions and Garlic – This can cause low blood pressure in dogs because of the release of sulfoxides and diluxides.
- Infant Food – This may contain onion and garlic which can cause the same results.
- Bones – If swallowed, these can cause obstructions and lacerations and various intestinal problems.
- Cat food – This contains more fats than dog food. Too much fat intake is also harmful for dogs.
- Chocolate and Caffeine – These can cause heart and nervous failure if large amounts are taken.
- Citrus Oil Extracts – This causes vomiting in dogs. Make sure that your pet does not have any of this.
- Fat trimmings – This results in pancreatitis.
- Raisins and grapes – Such can cause kidney damage in dogs. It is because of a toxin that is still being identified by experts.
- Liver – It can weaken bones and muscles.
- Hops – It increases heart rate, and causes seizures.
- Vitamin Supplements with Iron – It causes organ damage all over the body.
- Macademia Nuts – It damages the digestive system, muscles and the nerves.
- Mushrooms – It can lead to diarrhea and vomiting. It can damage organs and can even cause death.
- Raw eggs – Such causes hair and skin problems. This is through the Avidin enzyme found in raw eggs that can reduce Biotin absorption.
- Potato, Rhubarb and Tomato leaves – It can lead to digestive and urinary problems.
- Peaches and Plums – It can cause choking in dogs.
- Persimmons – Swallowing the seeds can lead to obstruction of the intestine.
- Raw Fish – It can lead to lack of Thiamine causing lack of appetite.
- Salt – This dehydrates the body and can cause an electrolyte imbalance.
- Yeast – It can cause stomach problems that can lead to rupture.
- Xylitol – This causes chirrosis of the liver.
- Alcohol – This can damage organs even with small intake.
All these on the list are the ones that have been proven to directly cause ailments to dogs. Aside from these, avoid feeding your dog excessive amounts leftovers as we do not know what reaction the dog will have with that mixture of food. Generally speaking, you should not feed your dog excessively as this will always result in obesity.
You should ensure that your dog eats the food that they need – not the food that they want. It is your responsibility to instill in your dog’s mind that there are only certain foods that he can eat.
write by michael scott