“What can I give my dog to eat?”
“What can I give my dog to eat?” – Many have already asked themselves this question. It seems to be easy to answer, but it really isn’t that easy. Dogs eat differently and their bodies function differently from humans. It is not because we can eat something that does not hurt us that a dog can also. So it’s good for us to learn what can do harm before offering it to the dog.
The following foods proved to be TOXIC for dogs. The amount sufficient to harm the dog will normally depend on the size of the dog and how much it has ingested. As it is difficult to predict whether your dog is resistant or not, the tip is: do not give your dog these foods.
Prohibited foods for dogs
Avocado has a substance called Persin. It’s okay for humans, but it’s highly toxic to animals, including dogs. Your dog may vomit and have diarrhea with only a small amount. If you have an avocado plantation in the yard or land, be very careful. A tip is to make a fence around the avocado feet.
Dogs should never drink alcohol: beer, wine, vodka, anyone. Alcohol harms the dog as well as humans, but the damage is much greater. Just a little can cause vomiting, diarrhea, central nervous system depression, coordination problems, difficulty breathing, coma and death.
Onion and garlic
Onions and garlic contain a substance called n-propyl disulfide, which changes hemoglobin, causing the destruction of red blood cells and causing anemia, jaundice and blood in the urine. If left untreated, it can be fatal. If diagnosed in time, this intoxication can be reversed by blood transfusion. When in doubt, protect your friend’s health and don’t give.
Coffee, tea, caffeine and others
High caffeine is toxic to dogs. Caffeine is usually toxic above 63mg per pound of dog weight.
Grapes and raisins
There are some reported cases of dogs that have suffered toxic reactions or died after ingesting a large amount of grape or raisin. The substance that causes this intoxication has not been identified, but it does cause a kidney problem in the dog.
Milk and dairy products
Milk or its derivatives (cheese, ice cream, etc.) can be very bad for the dog, causing vomiting, diarrhea and skin allergies. Some people give sugar-free plain yogurt to the dog, but talk to your vet first.
Rarely fatal, eating macadamias can cause serious symptoms, including vomiting, tremors, abdominal pain, confusion and joint problems.
Sweets, candies, breads, human toothpaste (give your pet a specific dog one!) and some diet products are sweetened with xylitol. This substance can cause an increase in insulin circulating in the dog’s body. This can lower your blood sugar and lead to liver failure (kidney problems). Initial symptoms: vomiting, lethargy, loss of coordination. Seizures can also occur.
We’ve talked about it here. Chocolate contains a substance highly toxic to dogs, Theobromine. The darker a chocolate is, the more Theobromine contains. Symptoms of poisoning appear when the dog has eaten over 45mg by weight; dogs can die if they ingest more than 52mg per kilo. Once your dog has eaten the chocolate, it has no method or antidote to reverse theobromine overdose.
Fatty meat and bones
Fat from meat can cause pancreatitis in dogs. And a bone can choke your dog, as well as chipping and obstructing the dog’s digestive system. Some bones are allowed (you should try a bone toy), consult your veterinarian.
Persimmons, peaches and plums
The problem with these fruits is the seeds or seeds. Persimmon seeds can inflame the small intestine and intestinal obstruction. Obstruction can also happen if the dog eats peach or plum seeds. The peach and plum kernel contains Cyanide, which is poisonous to dogs and humans. Only people know they can’t eat, dogs don’t know. If you are going to give one of these fruits, make sure you have removed the stone.
There is an enzyme in the raw egg that can interfere with the absorption of vitamin B, causing skin problems and shedding.
Raw fish and meat
You have to be very careful when giving beef, chicken or fish to the dog, as they may contain bacteria. The tip is to freeze or cook well before. Check how to freeze each type of meat to kill bacteria.
Salt is not good for people or for dogs. It increases blood pressure and can cause excessive thirst, excessive pee and sodium ion poisoning. Too much salt can even cause your dog to die.
Sugary foods and drinks
Excess sugar harms dogs as well as humans: obesity, dental problems and diabetes.
Potato and potato skin
If the potato skin or the potato itself is green, it contains a substance called solanine. This can be toxic, even in small amounts, so always peel or remove any green parts before giving it to your dog.
Many other things can harm your dog’s health such as yeast and baking soda, as well as nutmeg and other spices. Always keep it in a place where your dog does not have access, preferably a high place or a lockable drawer
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