7 foods including alcohol that you should not feed your dog!
Do you love your dogs so much that you feed them food that you might eat? If so, beware for you might already be harming your precious pooch. Nutrition experts have come up with a handy list of human foods that are toxic for your dogs.
These foods/drinks are as follows:
Alcoholic foods and beverages can have adverse effects on dogs when consumed such as diarrhea, vomiting, decreased coordination, breathing difficulty, abnormal blood acidity, central nervous system depression and even death. You should never give any alcohol to your dogs in any circumstances. In case of ingestion, you need to contact a reliable veterinarian right away.
Did you know that avocado is one of the most common toxic foods to rabbits, horses, donkeys, goats, sheep and goats? Your pet dog is not an exemption. The biggest issue associated with avocado intake for your pets include cardiovascular breakdown and even death.
Chocolate and Coffee
Just in case you are not aware, these products consist of substances known as methylxanthines. These substances, which are found on cacao seeds and nuts, can be fatal to your dog when they are ingested. It can cause diarrhea, vomiting, panting, urination, abnormal heart rhythm, seizures, tremors and even death. You have to keep in mind that darker chocolate is more toxic compared to milk chocolate.
Citrus should also never be fed to your pets. Citrus fruits have different amount of essential oils (citric acid) which can cause a very fatal effect to your dog. When ingested, your poor dog might suffer from irritation and depression of the central nervous system. Even small doses can also cause stomach and digestion issues.
Milk and Dairy
Dogs do not have enough amount of lactase in their systems just like with human. Lactase is responsible for the breakdown of lactose in milk and dairy. As such, when these foods are ingested by your pets, they might have a hard time dealing with diarrhea and other digestive problems.
Raw or Undercooked Meat
Raw meat consists of bacteria such as E. coli and Salmonella that can put the life of human at stake. How much more of a risk could it pose to your pets? You should never feed your dogs with raw or undercooked meat because they contain certain enzyme known as avid which lessen biotin absorption. This can result in coat and skin problems.
Salty Snack foods
Excessive salt intake can also be very dangerous to your dogs. It can cause severe thirst and urination. Worse, it can also threaten the life of your pet through sodium poisoning. Some signs of excessive salt intake of your dog include diarrhea, depression, seizures, tremors, and even death.