Those cute brown eyes looking at you with that heart warming grin. Who can resist them? Will a little reward off from your table hurt your dog?
That depends on what does your food contain. There are a number of human foods that are toxic for your cute furry doggy friend. Here’s a list of most toxic 7 food items:
Avocados seem to have plenty of benefits but still they are not good for your dog. Avocado contains a substance named persin that’s toxic for your dog’s health. Persin offers great benefits to humans who are not allergic to it but it’s consumption in large amount can cause a threat to your dog. Persin is not only within the fruit but it is also present in the seeds, leaves and bark of the plant. If you happen to plant avocados in your backyard vegetable garden, then you should keep your dog away from the area.
Though alcohol is toxic for humans also but it is more toxic for your dog. Beer, liquor, wines either in its original form or mixed with a food item, it is not at all good for your dog. The health threats it pose to your dog are same as those on you. It damages the brain and liver in both species. Even a little amount of alcohol can result in serious illness for your dog. Its effects are huge and quick. It can cause severe vomiting, diarrhoea, central nervous system depression, difficult breathing and coma that may lead to death.
- Onions and Garlic
Onions and garlic can seriously damage your dog’s red blood cells resulting in anaemia. Whether raw, cooked or powdered, a small dose of onions and garlic can be dangerous for your dog’s life. Frequent consumption of small doses or a large consumption at a time can cause poisoning.
Tea, coffee or any other product containing caffeine can be fatal. Large amounts of caffeine can kill your dog and you’ll fail to find any antidote. Your dog will feel restlessness, rapid breathing, heart palpation, fits and muscle tremors as a result of caffeine intake. Beverages like cola, chocolate drinks and instant energy drinks also contain caffeine. Some pain killers also contain it.
- Milk and Other Dairy Products
Food products containing milk are healthy for you but not for your dog. If you are thinking to share your ice-cream with your dog on a hot sunny day then skip the idea. Milk and other dairy products cause diarrhoea and other allergies in dogs that appear as itching.
- Candies and Chewing Gums
Such food products use xylitol as sweetener. Xylitol causes a drop in your dog’s blood sugar level by stimulating the insulin making process. This can also lead to liver failure in your dog in a day or two. While you keep your sweet tooth satisfied with candies and gums, don’t pass it to your dog.
Who can deny the love for a chocolate? But this deadly dessert can be literally deadly for your dog. Theobromine is an important constituent present in all kinds of chocolates. Even its slightest quantity can be very bad for your dog making him excessively thirsty along with diarrhoea and vomiting. Keep your faithful friend away from your best dessert. It can prove fatal for his life.
You certainly love your pet. So keep a close eye on what your dog is eating. It is important for his health and life.