9 Toxic Foods For Dogs You May Not Know

Milk, apples or grapes – they’re so healthy, aren’t they? But not for your furry friend! Find out 9 toxic foods for dogs you should definitely avoid! 🥛

We all love our dogs, which can make it very hard to say “no” when they ask us for a bite of our food. Although sometimes we may be unable to resist those puppy eyes and just give in, there are some toxic foods for dogs you really should be aware of! Otherwise, what is supposed to be a love gesture can turn into a really dangerous situation. No matter how hard they beg, you must remember – you’re looking out for their health!


Chocolate

Chocolate contains theobromine, a toxic substance for dogs. The darker the chocolate, the bigger the percentage of this element and therefore the more dangerous it is for our furry friends. This is probably one of the most commonly known toxic foods for dogs. 🍫

🤢 Consequences

  • Vomiting
  • Dehydration
  • Abdominal pains
  • Severe agitation
  • Muscle tremors
  • Irregular heart rhythm
  • Elevated body temperature
  • Seizures
  • Death

Candies and Gums

Many sugar-free products, such as gums and candies, contain xylitol, which is a sugar alcohol used as a sweetener. It is also very dangerous to dogs! As you may have deducted, alcohol itself is very toxic – we didn’t need to include this one on our list, did we?

🤢 Consequences

  • Vomiting
  • Liver failure
  • Lethargy
  • Loss of coordination
  • Collapsing
  • Seizures
  • Death

Grapes, Raisins and Sultanas

Grapes and their dried products can provoke renal failure to dogs (among other possible repercussions), so it’s best not to expose our furry friends to them. What substances make that happen? That’s still unknown, but you should definitely exclude grapes from your dog’s diet!

🤢 Consequences

  • Vomiting
  • Dehydration
  • Kidney failure
  • Diarrhea
  • Lethargy

Onions

All forms of onion are toxic to dogs (dehydrated, raw or cooked). Onion poison may have a delayed onset and signs of toxicity may only appear after several days, making it harder to identify the cause. In the most drastic cases, vets reccomend a blood transfusion. Finally, don’t forget that chips usually contain onion, therefore you should also avoid them!

🤢 Consequences

  • General weakening
  • Lack of energy

Garlic

Considering that onions are one of the most toxic foods for dogs, logically garlics will be toxic too, as they belong to the same family. The stronger the garlic, the stronger the effects. The symptoms are easily detectable: orange/red urine. Blood transfusions may also be required, in order to heal your furry friend.

🤢 Consequences

  • General weakening
  • Lack of energy

Milk

Yeah we know, puppies drink milk from their mothers right after they’re born! However, just like humans (including moi), dogs can also suffer from lactose intolerance.

🤢 Consequences

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Gastrointestinal problems

Cheese

“Sorry boy, no grilled cheese pot for you!” Their stomach will thank you later, though. As is the case with milk, dogs don’t have the necessary enzymes to break cheese down. This may also apply to other dairy products. 🧀

🤢 Consequences

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Gas

Apple (core)

Apple cores are not healthy for humans, and they are one of the most toxic foods for dogs! Pay special attention to cores – this also applies to other fruits (like peaches and apricots) – because dogs may not reject them if they find them on the floor. The substance that makes apple cores toxic? Cyanide. 🍎

🤢 Consequences

  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Seizures
  • Collapsing
  • Hyperventilation
  • Coma

Bacon

Like other types of food which are rich in fat, bacon can result in pancreatitis. The main consequence of this disease is an inflamed pancreas and, therefore, your dog’s digestion may suffer negative effects.

🤢 Consequences

  • Digestive problems
  • Lack of nutrient absorption

Finally, did you know that dogs sometimes eat grass to help their digestive flow? If you notice your buddy is doing this too often, please pay attention to what they’ve been eating. Looking for something tasty, healthy and inexpensive? Check out our homemade dog treats! 🍪

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