Although it’s not unusual for pet owners to share their favorite foods with their dogs out of love more often than not, however, these foods can be toxic.
Top 5 Foods Your Dog Should Avoid
Most dog lovers can’t help but give in to their cute pet’s desperate face. They give you those big puppy eyes and they have a way of showing you just how much they want your food. Unfortunately, as tempting as it may be we have to avoid giving them certain foods since it can make your dog sick and in some cases, it could lead to a sad ending. Pay attention to these five human foods that are dangerous for dogs.
Any Human Drinks Besides Water
Sure, you might want to share your cold – or hot – drinks with your furbaby, but that’s really not a good idea. Drinks that contain caffeine can poison your dog with little more than a taste. Caffeine can lead to dehydration, vomiting, diarrhea, an abnormal heart rate, and even seizures. And this includes sodas, coffee, tea, and more.
And don’t forget alcohol. Even a couple of drops can poison your dog, causing trouble standing and walking, confusion, injury from stumbling, and more. So be careful not to share any of your drinks and to quickly clean up anything that spills.
Many Fruits and Nuts
Fruits and nuts make great snacks for humans, but most of them are not good for dogs for a variety of reasons. Let’s start with avocados, which contain persin. This is a toxin for dogs that can create gastrointestinal problems. Additionally, the pit is a choking hazard, so it’s best to stay away completely.
Other things to consider include:
- Parts of peaches, cherries, and apricots have small amounts of cyanide
- Raisins and grapes are known to cause kidney failure
- Macadamia nuts have caused tremors, fainting, and vomiting in dogs