If you were to ask someone to name 3 things dogs can't eat, they'd probably only be able to list one....CHOCOLATE! But the truth is that there is quite a few foods that are toxic to your pup.
These foods are best to avoid as they can cause obesity and organ failures:
- Cooked bones
- Ice Cream
These foods are toxic and should be avoided completely:
Chocolate contains very toxic substances that will stop a dog’s metabolic process. Even a small amount can cause intense vomiting and diarrhea. In large amounts it can even cause seizures or death. Definitely keep your dog away from this.
In most cases Caffeine can be fatal. So please keep your dogs away from teas, coffee, coffee beans, or even coffee grounds.
3. Onions, Garlic, and Chives
These 3 can cause severe anemia in dogs by killing their red blood cells. While a very small amount be not have noticeable side effects, a large dose will cause poisoning. The effects are not always immediate so if you suspect your dog ate some, make sure to monitor their symptoms for a few days to make sure they are ok.
Although some exceptions exist, acidic foods should normally not be given to dogs. Even the smallest amount of grapefruit can cause toxicity in dogs.
5. Pecans, Walnuts, and Macadamia Nuts
These are some of the most toxic foods for dogs. Not only can they can cause vomiting and diarrhea, but they can also cause nerve damage leading to ataxia (impaired coordination due to nerve or brain damage).
Avocados contain persin, which can cause stomach issues for dogs, and may even cause problems with their nervous system. Common issues are vomiting, depression, and ataxia.
Nutmeg can be toxic if consumed in large amounts. In small quantities it can cause irritation to the mouth and upset stomachs in dogs. In larger quantities, it can cause increased heart rate, hallucinations, and disorientation.
Be sure to keep your dog away from these foods so that they can be healthy, and happy!