Sometimes it can be easy to give your dog a bite or two of your food while you’re eating or even as a treat if they’re being particularly pushy. However, it is important to know that there are some very common human foods that can be very toxic for your pet and cause that adorable dog smile to falter. Here is a list of foods that you should not feed your dogs:
Avocadoes have been all the rage in the health world for quite a while, and the hype around this fruit just doesn’t seem to die. However, it is far from being a healthy choice for your dog. A substance called persin, which is found in avocadoes, can be very toxic for dogs. It is also important to note that aside from the fruit, this substance is also present in the seeds, leaves, and barks of an avocado plant. So if you have a plant at home, keep that out of your dog’s reach as well.
Garlic & Onions
Both garlic and onions, along with leeks, chives, and springs onions, are a part of the Allium family. Most of these things can be toxic to dogs. Garlic or onion poisoning has delayed symptoms in dogs, so the effects won’t be apparent at once. A small amount of garlic once in a while maybe okay, but if you think your dog has consumed a large amount of it, it is important to keep an eye out for symptoms over the next few days. Garlic and onion, in any form, can destroy a dog’s red blood cells, which can lead to anemia. The symptoms to look out for include vomiting, weakness, lack of appetite, and overall dull behavior.
Although milk and other dairy products aren’t toxic for dogs, it is still better to keep them out of your dog’s diet. A lot of dogs are lactose-intolerant, hence won’t be able to digest milk well. This can further lead to the development of other food allergies, which often cause itchiness. So if your dog really likes milk, you can give them a small amount of it once in a while. But if they show any symptoms of diarrhea after consuming it, it is better to remove dairy products from their diet completely.
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