As the old wisdom goes, Too much of anything is bad.Even for Dogs
Dogs just can’t eat anything and everything. They have their own limitations. Just like we do. Here I have a list of toxic food for dogs that you shouldn’t give to your dogs out of love even if he/she makes the cutest puppy eyes of all time.
Which are the Toxic Food for Dogs?
These are some of the most common human foods that we unassumingly give our dogs thinking they are yummy, leave alone considering if they are safe or not. You will be surprised that some of the yummiest foods I love are dangerous and outright poisonous! I freaked out!
Many people don’t know that chocolate is harmful for dogs.
A small amount of chocolate will probably only give your dog an upset stomach with vomiting or diarrhea. With large amounts, theobromine can produce muscle tremors, seizures, an irregular heartbeat, internal bleeding, or a heart attack. The onset of theobromine poisoning is usually marked by severe hyperactivity. That’s creepy. I love chocolate to the death and I wish I could let Angel taste the rich, creamy, delicious taste of it. But if you really want your dog alive, I suggest that you don’t give him/her chocolate.
Spicy food is another toxic food for dogs. It is not as dangerous as chocolate but it’s still better not to give to them. Some dogs are more tolerant of spicy food than the others but usually, it gives stomach pain and diarrhea. Sometimes it gives gas and excessive thirst too. Too much might even give them kidney stones.
One day, while cooking, a huge red chilly fell on the kitchen floor. If you know Angel well, you will know that the kitchen is her home and she will never leave it. EVER. She waits for opportunities like this so that she can have some yummy snacks fallen on the floor. So one day a huge red chilly fell on the floor. Yeah. You know what happened next. She pounced on it and ate the whole thing. I was worried about her health but she showed no symptoms. Thankfully.
Citrus generally fall in between toxic food for dogs and harmful category. Your dog can actually enjoy items like juicy oranges but if too much is given then it is not healthy. Orange peels should not be given to them as it’s hard to digest and can cause intestinal blockage. They surely cannot eat grapefruit as it causes vomiting, diarrhea, and depression.
Angel never eats lemons even if you give it to her as she hates the smell of it.
Just like chocolate, caffeine is harmful to dogs. A few laps of coffee or tea is fine but if your dog swallows a handful of coffee beans or a few tea bags then it might cause harm and it’s better if you just take him/her to the vet if it happens.
Angel loves chocolate. She always sits in front of me making the cutest puppy-dog eyes ever every time I eat chocolate. But I never give any to her.
Onions, Garlic and Chives
Eating these vegetables and herbs can cause anemia. Onions are toxic and the symptoms usually occur only a few days after your dog has eaten it. But if your dog has consumed a lot of it, better contact your vet immediately. Also, don’t give any food items that contain onions, garlic or chives.
Alcohol can cause intoxication. Signs are vomiting, excessive panting and high body temperature. Dogs with alcohol intoxication must be monitored by vets until it is cured. It can cause organ failures and sometimes even death.
Other foods that are not good for dogs are avocados, which cause stomach upsets, some nuts, and dairy products.
Some dogs are allergic to specific products so it’s better to contact your vet if you see any symptoms.
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