There are a lot of human foods we’d love to share with our dogs, but among these foods, some are healthy while others are toxic to our dogs. If you ever wonder what healthy human foods could be harmful to your beloved dogs, then this article is for you. In this article, we will consider those foods that could actually harm or kill our furry friends. After all, there's nothing worse than having your dog suffer over a simple blunder in the diet. Even as they're still man's best friend, they perhaps shouldn't eat like your best friend. Below are foods that can be dangerous to our dog health.
Grapes: Grapes and raisins can cause rapid kidney failure. Although currently it’s unknown what chemicals and compounds are in grapes that cause toxicity in dogs, the results of consumption can be pretty devastating. Although it differs between dogs, signs may not show up in them. Dogs will as well develop dehydration and lack of appetite. Death from kidney failure may happen within four to five days.
Chocolate: Chocolate contains caffeine and theobromine, which should on no account be consumed by dogs. It can cause severe agitation, abdominal pain, muscle tremors, irregular heart rhythm, vomiting, dehydration, raised body temperature, seizures, and, of course, death. So, chocolate is dangerous to your dog health.
Avocados: Avocado leaves, pits, bark, and fruit contain a toxin called persin. This can cause difficulties in breathing, disturb stomachs and fluid buildup in the chest…The most dangerous part of the avocado may be the pit. Since it’s very slippery, the pit can accidentally be swallowed by a dog, leading to obstruction of the gastrointestinal tract.
Xylitol: Xylitol is an artificial sweetener that has become increasingly more common in our food. Initially, it was found mainly in gum, mints, and candies, but now it is found in all kinds of processed foods like yogurt, can foods, and many low carbs or sugar-free products. It is also commonly found in toothpaste and mouthwash, so be sure not to brush your dog's teeth with your toothpaste, or cure their bad breath with your mouthwash.
Don't take this one lightly. Even a little quantity of xylitol can cause complete liver failure and death. The poisonous effects will normally show up within 30 minutes of consumption. It causes a rapid increase in insulin and a sudden and dramatic decrease in blood sugar. The symptoms comprise of vomiting, ataxia (stumbling around with uncoordinated movements), and general weakness, seizures, and coma.
Bacon: It's absolutely tragic that we can't share one of the greatest foods out there with our dogs. Research proved that Foods rich in fat, like bacon, may lead to disease, pancreatitis in dogs and all sorts of problems with digestion and nutrient absorption even coma.
In conclusion, Note that not every dog is the same. All dogs are different. Depending on the species and size of your dog, some foods may or may not be safe. Always consult with a vet or do a quick Google search. The sure thing to do is keep them away from the bad foods listed in this article.