5 Human Foods That are Toxic to Dogs

Do you fall prey to your dog’s big, brown-eyed “feed me” stare? Whether you just give your dog bits during food preparation, as a treat, or after a meal you could be endangering your furry friend.  Even though your dog might think everything tastes great, there are a bunch of food they absolutely should not eat! Many harmless foods to humans can be extremely toxic to dogs and could lead to death. Please read on, and SHARE this with any dog lover you know!

  1. Chocolate Chocolate contains Theobromine, which is sort of like caffeine. Too much Theobromine can be toxic, especially to smaller dogs. So definitely keep this away out of their reach!
  2. Grapes or Rasins No one really knows why grapes are poisonous to dogs, but when in doubt, keep them far away from your pooch! If your dog starts to vomit, or loses her appetite or seems weak after possibly ingesting grapes or raisins, take her to the vet immediately.
  3. Avocados Besides the fact that they could possibly ingest the pit, your dog can’t tolerate Persin, which is a toxin in all avocados. It doesn’t affect humans, but can be very harmful depending on the type of dog you have.
  4. Salt Refrain from giving your pooch snacks that are high in salt, and never let them get into the salt shakers. Too much salt can be extremely hazardous to their health and can include seizures and vomiting. In extreme cases, too much salt can cause death.
  5. Dairy What’s the big deal about giving your dog a bite of ice cream or a piece of cheese? Dogs can be lactose intolerant too, just like people. Some dogs will feel just a little discomfort, while others may have very intense digestion issues. When considering a treat, it’s best to steer clear of any sort of dairy.
  6. Bonus: Gum Xylitol gives sugarless gum its flavor, but can be dangerous to a dog’s liver. Also, both sugarless and regular gum can cause blockages in the intestines.

In conclusion, for the most part, don’t give your dog cooked or prepared human food. Of course they’ll love you for it, but so many of our additives and spices just aren’t meant for pups. Stick to high quality dog food or a specialized plan designed by your vet.

Please SHARE this very important information with other dog lovers, so no dog ever has to suffer!

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