10 foods harmful for your dog

Dogs have a unique digestive system, and consuming the wrong foods can lead to various short-term and long-term health issues, and in severe cases, even be life-threatening.It is essential for us dog parents to know what foods are bad and even toxic for them. So here’s a list of 10 foods harmful for dogs that should be avoided.

bad foods for dogs

1. Choclates

Chocolates contain various toxic ingredients called methylxanthines, which are stimulants to stop the dog’s metabolic process. Ensure that chocolates are never accessible to your dog and contact a vet immediately if your dog has ingested even the smallest quantity of chocolate.

2. Avocado

While the fruit doesn’t contain high quantities of persin, the pit and skin of the avocado contain high quantities of it, which may cause vomiting and diarrhea.

3. Alcohol

While dogs are not innately drawn to alcoholic beverages, the rise of alcohol-based hand sanitizers around dogs has resulted in an increased number of dogs being exposed to alcohol. Common symptoms are sedation, vomiting, low blood sugar, or seizures.

4. Onions

It is said that consumption of onions kills the red blood cells causing anemia. Even lower quantities have proven to be detrimental to their health.

5. Caffeine

Caffeine-rich food such as coffee and tea contain stimulants that are toxic. While you may need your daily morning cuppa, make sure your dog sticks to his bowl of water.

6. Grapes and Resins

Grapes and resins are super toxic for dogs regardless of age, gender or breed. While studies are still being conducted, it is said that the tartaric acid in grapes causes vomiting, diarrhea, and in extreme cases, even kidney damage and failure.

7. Macadamia Nuts

Consumption of macadamia nuts can lead to vomiting, increased body temperature, inability to walk, and extreme lethargy. These could also affect your dog’s nervous system.

8. Raw meat, Eggs & Fish

Raw meat contains high levels of harmful bacteria such as salmonella, listeria, and e.coli, among many more leading to higher risks of food-borne diseases and bacterial infections.

9. Fat trimmings and Cooked bones

Fat trimmings, both cooked and uncooked can cause pancreatitis in dogs. Bones can also splinter, block or cause cuts in your dog’s digestive system. Hence, be very careful about everything that your dog picks up from the garbage. Always supervise if you intend to give your dog a dehydrated bone.

10. Milk

One of the faqs : “ Can my dog have cow milk?” The short answer is that they shouldn’t. Many adult dogs are actually lactose intolerant and feeding milk can lead to an upset stomach. Milk is also rich in fat which is not ideal for your dog’s diet. So it is recommended for you to not feed milk to your dog.

We hope this list of foods harmful for dogs helped you in your dog parenting journey. Here’s also a list of human foods that your dog can have. Also a list of veggies and a list of fruits that are good for your dog.