March 1, 2021
While your dog may beg for everything you eat, there are some foods that can be very harmful to their health. We have compiled a list of common foods that your dog may or may not eat. Be sure to consult your veterinarian before changing your dog’s diet and if you notice any adverse effects after eating human food.
The favorite delicacy of many dogs is cheese, which is not harmful in small quantities. Make sure you choose a lower-fat cheese, such as cottage cheese or mozzarella, to keep your dog healthy. Although rare, dogs may have lactose intolerance. If your dog is experiencing digestive problems after eating cheese, he may have lactose intolerance.
Although they may not be toxic to your dog, almonds can block your dog’s esophagus or rupture his airway. If coated with salt, almonds can also increase water retention, which can be harmful for dogs with heart disease.
This may be the most famous poisonous dog food, but you should never feed your dog chocolate. Even a small amount can cause diarrhea and vomiting, while a large amount of chocolate can cause irregular heart function, seizures and even death. If your dog swallows chocolate, contact your veterinarian as soon as possible.
Bread has no nutritional value for your dog, so while it will not harm your dog, it will also not provide any health benefits. It is better to give your dog homemade bread, which will not contain unnecessary preservatives that are usually found in store-bought bread.
Garlic is part of the Alium family along with onions, leeks and onions and can cause negative side effects in your dog. Your dog may develop anemia or be poisoned. Symptoms may continue to develop days after eating garlic or onions, so watch your dog for a few days if you think he may have consumed garlic.
Fully cooked eggs are safe for dogs and are a great source of protein for dogs. They can also help soothe an upset stomach. However, raw eggs can be harmful to your dog, so be sure to fully cook the eggs before feeding them to your dog.
Your dog should not eat foods with such a high sugar content, so instead offer him a different refreshing treat. Freeze pieces of raspberries, apples or strawberries to give your dog a sweet, cold treat.
Corn is a safe food for your dog and is often found in dog food. If you feed your dog corn, make sure it is outside the cob, because the cob can be difficult to digest and can cause intestinal blockage.
A often-loved treat, peanut butter is a great source of protein for dogs and contains healthy fats and vitamins. Be careful which peanut oil you feed your dog and make sure it does not contain xylitol, which can be toxic to dogs.
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