Toxic Foods for your Best Bud (Woof! Woof!)

Dogs love food, they can’t get enough of it. Us humans tend to be taken away by their dopey eyes and eager stares whenever they see us eating something. But adorable as they are, we have to toughen up because we’re in charged of their health and what is best for them.

 

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So, let me give you a few points on the good and bad foods for you pet.

(The foods stated below applies to dogs only. If its applicable to cats and other pets, that I am not sure…)

1. Avocado (Based from experience, I gave my dog this forbidden fruit, he spits it out).

2. Milk and Other Dairy Products

Ice cream is a no-no. Milk and milk-based products can cause diarrhea and other digestive illness.

3. Alcohol

That’s because alcohol has the same effect on a dog’s liver and brain that it has on humans. But it takes far less to do its damage. Just a little can cause vomiting, diarrhea, central nervous system depression, problems with coordination, difficulty breathing, coma, even death. And the smaller the dog, the greater the effect.

4. Onions and Garlic

Onions and garlic in all forms — powdered, raw, cooked, or dehydrated — can destroy a dog’s red blood cells, leading to anemia.

5. Grapes and raisins 

These can cause kidney failure in dogs.

(When my dog was only 6 months old, I gave him a raisin and he seems to really like it, I’d given him close to 1 box before I learned that It is poisonous to them, Imagine my horror when I read the articles about its effect on them. This really got me worried, But fortunately — the food didn’t give him any illness or reactions.)

6. Coffee, Tea, and Other Caffeine

7. Macadamia Nuts

8. Candy and Gum

9. Chocolate – The most famous and known of them all

The most dangerous kinds, though, are dark chocolate.

10. Persimmons, Peaches, and Plums

11. Raw Eggs

There are two problems with giving your dog raw eggs. The first is the possibility of food poisoning from bacteria like Salmonella or E. coli.

12. Raw Meat and Fish

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13. Salt and Sugar

Like for us humans, too much is bad for the health. Sugar – It can lead to obesity, dental problems, and possibly the onset of diabetes.

(Somehow I am worried about this item, as Bobot’s favorites include Cheetos, Cheesecake and Ensaymada – Why I do is to give him these foods every 2 weeks alternately).

14. Yeast Dough

Before it’s baked, bread dough needs to rise. And, that’s exactly what it would do in your dog’s stomach if your dog ate it. As it swells inside, the dough can stretch the dog’s abdomen and cause severe pain. In addition, when the yeast ferments the dough to make it rise, it produces alcohol that can lead to alcohol poisoning.

 

And as for the Safe foods:

1. Fruits

Be sure to remove any seeds first, though.

2. Vegetables

3. Cooked Rice and Pasta

a serving of plain white rice with some boiled chicken can sometimes provide welcome relief from gastrointestinal upset.

 

So, there goes the list… Just to share. My Dog have eaten most of the foods listed in the Bad section. He’d eaten raisin, milk, ice cream, cheese, cheetos, cheesecake, sweeten bread, avocado and there are other foods that I cannot enumerate anymore. Guess he has a strong stomache or I am just really lucky.

But knowing this now, I am enlighten and will change his diet for good.

 

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Love our pets and they’ll love us more than they love themselves! They really are man’s best friend as they give joy and happiness to us humans… 🙂

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credits to pets.webmd.com and pinterest and south african guide dogs

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