Did your dog grab a bite from your chocolate bar? Well, I absolutely love chocolates. In fact, I’m eating one right now. Well, I won’t ever give it to my dog even it comes wagging its tail asking me for it. Why? Because it’s toxic for dogs. Surprised? There are a lot of foods that are not suited for your dog. I’m sure many of you just randomly feed your dog off the table but that’s not how it should be. You’re causing more harm than good. Well, there are a lot of foods that are toxic and you should absolutely avoid it for your dog.
Don’t ever give chocolates to your dog. It contains caffeine and theobromine. Both of them are toxic for dogs. Whether it’s dark chocolate, normal cocoa powder or baker’s chocolate, all are equally toxic. Typically, the risk of poisoning depends on the amount of chocolate ingested.
It shows visible symptoms. These include tremors, vomiting, abnormal heart rate, and diarrhea. The symptoms are visible 6-12 hours after ingestion and can last up to 72 hours. If you observe something abnormal take your dog to the veterinarian.
Well, alcohol is not good for humans. A frequent booze is fine but regular drinking is pretty harmful. Presumably, it is bad for dogs. A strong word to use is toxic. I’m not just talking about the drinks. This includes fermented foods like stale bread and rotten fruits. Ingesting alcohol can result in abnormal breathing, acidity, vomiting, and even the possibility of death. So, it’s better to keep an eye on what your dog is sniffing.
Avocados are yum. The creamy texture is just the perfect thing to relish. Well, that does not hold true for the dogs. It contains persin, a toxin that causes gastrointestinal imbalance in dogs.
Also, there is always a risk of swallowing the pit resulting in clogging. Also, it is mildly toxic too. So, it’s better to keep your dog away from this exotic fruit.
If you have a habit of sharing a bag of chips with your dog, that’s a bad idea. Salt is very harmful to dogs. At moderate levels, it’s okay but an excess amount can be toxic. The same also happens if you take your dog to the beach. Oceans or seas contain 3.5% sodium and that can be pretty toxic for them. Salt poisoning can be pretty hard on your dog. The symptoms include vomiting, tremors, coma, fever, and even death.
The kids love candies and surely the adults do too. Well, dogs show an increased affinity to kids. So, there is always a chance that your toddler might feed your fur baby with some candies. The gums and candies contain xylitol, the artificial sweetener that is very toxic for dogs. It can cause serious issues such as hypoglycemia, liver failure, and death. Candies like Mentos, Orbit, and Ice Breakers contain Xylitol. It can easily result in poisoning with very visible symptoms such as weakness, seizures, staggering, and coma. If you suspect your dog ate any of these candies, immediately take it to the veterinarian.
Yeast in bread dough
Ingestion of yeast can be life-threatening for dogs. This is typically found in unbaked dough. There are two possible risks. First, it can lead to bloating and the second is alcohol poisoning. When the dog ingests dough, it expands in the stomach and leads to bloating. In other terms, it’s called gastric dilation and is a life-threatening condition. Similarly, the fermentation of yeast leads to the production of ethanol. Researches show that it gets absorbed into the bloodstream pretty quick and can eventually lead to poisoning.
Raisins and grapes induce the same effect. They are pretty toxic for dogs. Although the main substance that causes this is unknown, the effects are bad for the canines. Raisin poisoning produces clear symptoms such as vomiting, dehydration, weakness, loss of appetite, and abdominal pain. In some cases. It can lead to kidney failure too. You can clearly see how dangerous it can be. So, it’s better that you visit a veterinarian if your dog eats raisins.
Dogs are very sensitive to caffeine. If it’s a puppy, even a small amount can result in death. In general, caffeine is found in coffee, tea, soda, and other energy drinks. Caffeine toxicity results in hyperactivity, collapse, seizures, and abnormal heartbeat. So, keep your dog from that mug of coffee if you want to keep it out of risk.
Well, your dog surely needs care. On the contrary, dogs can be very beneficial for your emotional health. If you’re struggling with mental health issues, having an emotional support dog can help you stay mentally stable. I’m sure that’s something you cannot afford to ignore. Dogs are great for your overall well-being.