Human food your Dog shouldn't eat

April 18, 2019

Human food your Dog shouldn't eat

Sneaking your pup a bit of your dinner under the table is always a treat, but there are many human foods that can be quite harmful to your dogs health. So watch what leftovers your sliding into your fur babies bowl after meal. As stated on the Victorian government's website, here are just some of the human foods to avoid feeding your dog.

Avocado

Avocado is harmful for your dog as it contains persin, which is a fungicidal toxin throughout the whole of the Avocado, similar to a fatty acid. Which when ingested can cause gastrointestinal irritation, vomiting and many other horribly unpleasant effects to your dogs health. 

Chocolate

This is definitely one of the more widely known foods that can be harmful to the health of your pooch. While chocolate is not exactly great for humans either, the specific ingredient that is particularly toxic for dogs, is called theobromine, which comes directly from the cacao plant. If you're thinking back to years ago when your dog accidentally got into your favourite block of chocolate, toxicity is actually dose related, so it all comes down to how big your puppy is, the amount eaten and what type of chocolate. So keep your dog out of the cookie jar!

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Onions, Garlic and Chives

As delicious as they are for us humans, these three seasoning ingredients can give your dog an upset tummy, and in horrible cases red blood cell damage. 

Coffee or Caffeine Products

In high doses, caffeine can be fatal to dogs. In extreme cases caffeine poisoning is untreatable, and can give your dog heart palpitations and muscle tremors. 

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Cooked Bones

Giving your canine friend a juicy bone to chomp on is something we've all thought is a treat, but can actually be damaging to your dogs health. Cooked bones can splinter and cause damage to your dogs gastrointestinal health, or even cause internal lacerations. If you do choose to go for an uncooked bone, be sure to still keep an eye on how fast and how much they consume. Our Deer Antler Treat is a great substitute as it wont splinter or snap.

Green Tomatoes and raw Potatoes

A particular substance in both of these foods can give your dog a terrible upset stomach. 

Salt

Excessive amounts of salt ingested can cause dehydration or even sodium ion poisoning. 

Grapes, Raisins, Sultanas and Currants

All not good for the health of your dogs kidneys!

Alcohol

I know this seems like an obvious one, but it's always worth stressing! Alcohol has the exact same effect on your dog as it does humans, and can be fatal.

 

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