16 Food Items Dogs Should Never Eat

16 Food Items Dogs Should Never Eat

It's completely cool if you like sharing your food with your doggo, but that's if you're eating the type of foods that are safe for your fur baby. Since the digestive system of a dog differs from that of a human, dogs will have a hard time digesting the fatty and rich food that they eat. Not to mention consuming it can result in vomiting, diarrhea, and even more severe diseases such as pancreatitis. 

So you can keep your fur baby safe and healthy, we've come up with a list of foods that dogs should never eat. 

  1. Tobacco - Consumption of nicotine-containing goods can result in deadly paralysis.
  1. Avocado - These fruits (yes, they are fruits) contain persin, which is toxic to dogs. Avocado leaves and skin contain more persin, while various types contain varying amounts.
  1. Broccoli - contains isothiocyanate, which can be harmful to pets in very large doses.
  1. Caffeine - contains methylxanthines, which can induce potentially fatal diarrhoea, vomiting, seizures, and irregular heartbeats.
  1. Chocolate - Contains methylxanthines which can cause potentially fatal diarrhea, vomiting, seizures and irregular heartbeats.
  1. Garlic - Can cause potentially fatal anaemia in dogs (and cats).
  1. Grapes and Raisins - highly toxic to dogs and can result in severe complications, including sudden kidney failure
  1. Macadamia Nuts - Contain an unidentified toxin that can cause a severely upset tummy, vomiting, hyperthermia, and tremors.
  1. Mushrooms - contain toxins that can harm the kidneys and liver and damage red blood cells.
  1. Onions - Causes potentially fatal oxidation of red blood cells leading to their destruction and causing anaemia.
  1. Salt - Excess salt can alter cell fluid balance, causing tremors, convulsions, and coma (this includes rock salt and homemade playdough).
  1. Sugar-Free Gum & Candy (Xylitol) - Causes a potentially fatal drop in blood glucose (blood sugar) followed by severe liver damage.
  1. Yeast Dough - Yeast in raw dough can cause an excessive buildup of gas in a pet's stomach, causing severe pain and potentially life-threatening stomach torsion or rupture.
  1. Spicy Food - Extra heat in a meal could result in vomiting, stomach ulcers, or diarrhea.
  1. Alcohol - It can also affect your dog's nervous system and even lead to a coma or death. 
  1. Apple, Apricot, Cherry, and Plum Seeds/Pits - These pits contain cyanide which can cause vomiting, irregular and fast heartbeat, seizures, coma and death due to the inability of red blood cells to properly carry oxygen to cells.

Healthy Ways to Treat Your Dog

The best way to treat your dog is to give him healthy, high-quality dog food that he can consume every day. That doesn't mean your dog can't eat your food. In truth, dogs can consume many human items in moderation. Here are the things you need to keep in mind when letting your dog have a bit of your food.

  • Stick to single-ingredient treats like an unsalted egg, a spoonful of salt-free peanut butter, and unsalted vegetables.
  • Consider the recommended daily calories your dog should be getting. 
  • Know what foods are toxic to your dog
  • Don't let them eat from your plate. Put food in their bowl so they know they can only eat from their own bowl.

Dogs will eat anything, but that doesn't mean it's good for them. You may assist your dog stay healthy by restricting his or her food intake. While it may be tough to refuse those wide, imploring eyes, remember that it is for their own good.

Don’t let this long list discourage you. There are tons of treats and foods that you can give your dogs to keep them healthy and active. Try out our functional treats if you want to give them something that they’ll enjoy! Our dog supplements are packed into tasty treats so that your fur babies can enjoy them anytime they want. Check it out here.

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