10 foods not to feed your dog

Food not to feed your dog

There are several human foods that can be harmful or even toxic to dogs. Here are 10 foods that you should avoid feeding your dog.

  1. Chocolate: Chocolate contains a substance called theobromine that can be toxic to dogs. The darker the chocolate, the more theobromine it contains and the more dangerous it is to your dog.

  2. Grapes and raisins: These can cause kidney failure in dogs.

  3. Onions and garlic: These contain compounds that can damage a dog's red blood cells and cause anaemia.

  4. Avocado: Avocado contains a substance called persin that can be toxic to dogs, especially in large amounts.

  5. Macadamia nuts: These can cause lethargy, vomiting, hyperthermia and tremors in dogs.

  6. Alcohol: Even small amounts of alcohol can be dangerous to dogs, causing vomiting, diarrhoea, difficulty breathing, and even death.

  7. Cooked bones: Cooked bones can splinter and cause blockages or tears in a dog's digestive system.

  8. Xylitol: This is a sugar substitute found in some sugar-free gums and candies. It can cause a rapid insulin release in dogs, leading to hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar), seizures and liver failure.

  9. Fatty foods: Foods high in fat can cause pancreatitis in dogs, which is a serious and potentially life-threatening condition.

  10. Caffeine: Caffeine is a stimulant that can cause restlessness, rapid breathing, heart palpitations, muscle tremors and seizures in dogs.

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