Can anyone resist those puppy eyes? Can you say no to your furry little friend? Is it hurtful to keep food away from your dog? Well, there are so many reasons to say no and avoid certain foods from your pet dog. In this short article, you will read about a few foods that should not be fed to any dog.
The list begins with xylitol. This is an important ingredient in baked foods, toothpaste, candy, and gum. In fact, certain diet foods have plenty of xylitol. This compound acts as a sweetener. Unfortunately, it can reduce the amount of sugar in your dog’s blood. Sooner, it can result in liver failure too! If your dog is affected by the consumption of xylitol, he/she will experience lethargy, vomiting and coordination issues.
Never treat your dogs with avocados. Avocados have a chemical compound called persin. It is normal for human beings to have avocados. However, too much of persin is poisonous to dogs. People who grow avocados should keep their pet dogs away from the leaves, bark, fruit, and seeds.
Another ingredient that can affect the dog’s liver would be “alcohol”. Alcohol has similar effects on the dog’s brain and liver. Even very small amounts of alcohol can harm your furry friend. It can cause coordination problems, diarrhea, and vomiting. Some dogs experience breathing issues, coma and eventually death! The symptoms and effects of alcohol can be very severe in young dogs!
4. Onions & Garlic
Do you know that dogs should not be fed garlic or onions? You must not feed dehydrated, cooked, powdered or raw onions/garlic to dogs. It will destroy their red blood cells and result in anemia. A rare dose of onion/garlic may be OK. But, you should not let them eat in huge quantities.