Paws and Think!
As loving dog owners we are all guilty of slipping our pet a piece from our plate every now and then, but did you know there are certain human foods that can actually cause harm or even kill your animal?
Here are a few foods you should never feed your pet.
These are 6 Human Foods You Didn’t Know Could Harm Your Dog
1. Raisins / Grapes
The toxicity in grapes and raisins can cause acute kidney failure leading to an inability to urinate. If your dog consumes grapes or raisins call your vet immediately and try to induce vomiting as soon as possible.
Chocolate contains methylxanthines (caffeine and theobromine) making it extremely poisonous to dogs. It can cause abnormal heart rhythm, tremors, seizures, and even death. If your dog consumes chocolate call the Pet Poison Hotline at 1-855-213-6680.
3. Onions and Garlic
All forms of onions/garlic (raw, dehydrated, and powdered) can be harmful to a dog. Consuming onions or garlic can damage a dog’s red blood cells leading to anemia.
Don’t mix your dog a cocktail because alcohol is life threatening for them too! Alcohol has the same effect on a dog’s liver and brain as it does a human’s, however their tolerance is far lower. Even just a little bit of alcohol can cause damage to a dog’s organs.
5. Macadamia Nuts
Macadamia Nuts can cause weakness, depression, vomiting, tremors and hypothermia in dogs.
6. Your Medicine
Though medications such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen are helpful to humans, they can be fatal to dogs. Consumption of human medications is the leading cause of poisoning in dogs. It is important to make sure that all human medication is contained and out of your dog’s reach.
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