Dedicated dog lovers treat their pet dogs like their own family member, share not only their homes but give their hearts to their pets. So why not share your favorite foods?
Dog keepers very often want to give dogs everything that they eat, but not all the things that you eat are good for your dog. Why? This is because humans and dogs metabolize foods in different ways. Which is why some foods, which may be safe for humans, are not safe for dogs.
Care, thus, should be taken in case of what you can and cannot feed your dog! While some foods are perfectly okay for dogs, other might be dangerous enough to cause diarrhea or worse! Here are some foods which you should not feed your dog because it might become poisonous for them.
Human foods that dogs cannot eat
- Chocolate: Chocolates are a no, no for dogs because a dog’s stomach cannot
metabolize theobromine and caffeine. In case of feeding them chocolate, a dog may
suffer from diarrhea, dehydration, or vomiting.
- Macadamia nuts: Dogs should also not be fed macadamia nuts because they contain a toxin that may be poisonous even if taken in small amounts, and can cause vomiting, muscle weakness, depression, etc. best to avoid them.
- Onions: Damage can be caused to a dog’s red blood cells if fed onions. Reducing the ability to carry oxygen, leading to anemia. Onions cannot be given even if its juice,leaves or processed form of onions.
- Avocado: It contains a toxin called persin which can be poisonous to dogs which can cause breathing difficulties, or worse, death. Keep your dog away from it.
- Garlic: Don’t feed your dog garlic because it contains thiosulfates that can damage its red blood cells, and cause anemia. Garlic can also cause vomiting and diarrhea in dogs so best to avoid it!
- Limes and lemons: the skin of limes and lemon contain psoralen, which can cause gastrointestinal symptoms like diarrhea and vomiting. In large amounts, muscle tremors, liver failure, or death can result.
- Cinnamon: Although it is not toxic, large amounts can result in diarrhea and
vomiting in dogs.
- Salty foods: Too much salt can be bad for your dog as it can cause excessive thirst, urination, and sodium ion poisoning. And the symptoms can be diarrhea and vomiting.
- Bread dough: Bread dough can be dangerous for dogs because dough may expand in the dog’s stomach leading to bloating and other such dangerous complications.
- Coconut products: High levels of potassium can cause an upset stomach or diarrhea.
While some human foods are safe for dogs, others can be dangerous to their health. In your love and affection for their dog, do not forget that they may not be able to metabolize some food items that your body can.
As a result, your dog can suffer from diarrhea and upset stomach. In such a case, you need to be careful in feeding your dog food that for a sensitive stomach and diarrhea.