Many of the foods we eat can be eaten by our canine companions without any ill effects. In fact, there are many foods, such as bananas, that are quite good for your dog. However, there is also a list of foods that have shown to be very toxic to dogs. Some foods may only cause vomiting or diarrhea while others may cause nerve damage and death. As a dog owner, you need to be well aware of the kinds of foods that could potentially harm your pet.
The 10 Most Dangerous Foods Your Dog Really Can’t Eat
Even a small amount of alcohol can be life threatening to dogs. Also, keep in mind that rum cakes and other deserts that contain alcohol can be just as harmful.
While avocados contain persin (a deadly toxin for birds and cattle, dangerous for dogs in large quantities), it’s not the only reason why dogs cannot eat avocado. Dogs also cannot eat avocado because of the seeds. Avocado seeds are large enough to get stuck in the dog’s esophagus, stomach or intestinal tract.
Chocolate contains theobromine, which is highly toxic for dogs. While the ingestion of a small amount of chocolate may only cause vomiting and diarrhea, eating a moderate or large amount of chocolate can elevate your dog’s heart rate, which could cause an abnormal heart rhythm, tremors, and seizures. Such things could also lead to death.
#4: Coffee, Tea and Caffeine
Both coffee and tea contain caffeine, which is extremely dangerous for dogs. It is important to keep your coffee grounds, tea bags, and diet pills containing caffeine out of your dog’s reach as a moderate intake of caffeine could kill a dog.
#5: Fruit Pits and Seeds
While many fruits, such as apples or pears, are good for a dog in moderate quantities, the pits and seeds of these fruits are extremely dangerous for dogs. The pits and seeds of most fruits contain a toxin called cyanide, which is poisonous to us as well as our dogs.
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