12 FOODS TOXIC TO DOGS
It goes without saying your dog shouldn't ever have chocolate. Why? Chocolate contains theobromine which they aren't able to metabolise at the same speed as humans.
Garlic can cause anemia in dogs if too much is eaten. If you want to share your leftovers with your pet and they contain garlic, play it safe and keep their portion small.
There are some varieties of mushrooms that aren't harmful for your dog, however it's best to avoid them to avoid the risk. Never let your dog eat one growing in the grass!
GRAPES AND RAISINS
Seedless and seeded grapes and raisins should all be avoided due to toxins that could lead to renal failure.
Most nuts are too high in fat for dogs which can lead to obesity. Macadamia nuts are known to be the worst variety which may cause many problems such as vomiting, weakness and muscle tremors.
Like garlic, onion toxicity can cause the destruction and bursting of red blood cells leading to anemia.
The toxic levels in avocados are less than most on this list, however they do contain Persin which can lead to vomiting or diarrhoea. Never give your dog the pit as it could cause an obstruction if ingested.
Cooked bones can easily splinter when chewed causing damage to their teeth, gums and throat. Internal injury is also possible if the bone shards are swallowed.
In small doses, milk products won't cause any harm to your dog. However too much can cause an upset stomach and diarrhoea. Most dogs are lactose intolerant!
If you want to feed your dog an apple, make sure you take the core and seeds out. Apple seeds release a form of cyanide (amygdlin) that can be harmful in large doses.
The yeast in uncooked dough will rise in your dogs stomach, just like it would in an oven. It can cause discomfort and bloating and if too much is consumed could rupture the stomach or intestines.
Alcohol should always be kept away from your pets. Not only will it cause intoxication and poor breathing, your dog runs the risk of experiencing heart problems or even death.
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