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10 Ordinary Food Items You Should NEVER Give Your Dog

By ThomasHoffmann. | Dog Info Cool Dog Products

When a dog drinks antifreeze or eats its owner's sleeping pills, birth control pills, psychotropic drugs, it is a serious affair. But it can be just as serious if your dog eats some of our food.

Check out the list to ensure that your ignorance doesn't end up harming your sweet dog. Food That Is Fatal to DogsThere is a difference between dogs and humans. What is part of healthy nutrition for humans, can be fatal to dogs. That may surprise many dog owners that their dog can't tolerate everything humans can, but unfortunately that is the truth. Because of this you have to make sure that the dog never have access to these items. I recommend that you always call and talk with your veterinarian if your dog has eaten something suspicious.

Here Are Ten Common Foods That I Would Strongly Warn Against Your Dog Eating:

Chocolate

Chocolate is one of the major culprits "“ thankfully lots of dog owners already know this. Chocolate contains the substance theobromine, which in large quantities can be fatal for dogs. The darker the chocolate is, the more dangerous it is. 30 grams of chocolate is enough to kill a dog weighing 15 kilos. Theobromine makes the dog's heart beat faster and can lead to heart attacks. The substance can also irritate the gastrointestinal tract and cause abdominal bleeding, which can be so severe that the dog can die within a few days.

Raisins and Grapes

Raisins and grapes can cause the dog serious kidney problems, which can lead to complete kidney failure and end up being fatal. It is still unknown which substances that destroys the kidneys. The toxic dose is from one to eight raisins/grapes per kg body weight. However it is not all dogs that get sick from eating raisins and grapes. Some animals can eat raisins and grapes throughout their lives, without getting ill. Other dogs may die of a very small quantity.

Nuts

Nuts, especially walnuts and macadamia nuts are toxic to dogs and can lead to anything from vomiting to paralysis and death. Within 12 hours the dog may develop various symptoms such as losing their sense of balance, getting fever and vomit. Symptoms may worsen if the dog has eaten the nuts covered in chocolate.

Onion

Onions of all kinds contains some toxins that can destroy the dog's red blood cells and cause sudden anemia and respiratory problems.

Avocado

An avocado contains the substance Persin, which is believed to be very toxic to cats and most other animals. Persin is found in both the flesh, stone and plant. The toxin may cause acute cell death in the heart muscle and mammary glands.

Kernels

The "kernels" from apples, plums, cherries and apricots contains the toxin cyanide, which is extremely toxic. A few kernels might not do any damage, but if the dog starts to munch plums and cherries, it can end up being fatal.

Carbohydrate

The carbohydrate xylitol, found in candy, can cause a sudden drop in the dog's blood glucose level. The dog may start vomiting, shaking, become lethargic and in severe cases cause convulsions and become unconscious.

Tomato

Tomato and the tomato plants can poison the dog. Symptoms will be drooling, difficulty breathing, colic, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation.

Alcohol

Alcohol affects dogs in the same way as humans - just stronger, because most dogs are smaller than us. Even a small amount of alcohol can cause the dog to vomit.

Coffee

Coffee and tea contains caffeine, which affects the dog's central nervous system and heart. The dog will be restless, have heart problems, muscle tremors and will start vomiting. There is also caffeine in coffee grounds, cola and energy drinks like Red Bull. Food and Dog Seat Covers: Cargo, Dog Bed Liner, Bed Cover: 30% Off Premim Seat Covers
thomas hoffmanThomas Hoffmann Thomas Hoffmann is merely a dog enthusiast, and have no fancy degrees. He have learned everything he knows from first-hand experience and a lust for reading books on dog mentality. He have always lived with dogs, with his father being a K9 Handler. He have trained five different German Shepherds, and have made every mistake in the book. He shares his experiences to help the first or second timers throughout the process; his advice and tips will save you a lot of hours. Do you own a German Shepherd, or think about getting a German Shepherd? Go check out his site for a lot of helpful information: www.germanshepherdtraininginfo.com

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