Although dogs were once (and always are) considered as family members to whom the remains of meals were reserved, in theory they should only consume an animal feed that is really intended for them. From time to time, small pleasures or treats are of course allowed, provided that they are beneficial to the health of your dog!
Some foods for humans can be dangerous or even toxic to dogs! It therefore seems essential that dog handlers know the foods at risk for the health of their protégés.
In the event that your dog has consumed a food that is harmful to his health, it is advisable to consult a veterinarian whom you trust, as soon as possible. This will ask you when was the consumption of the dangerous food and how much it has been absorbed by your dog. Based on your indications, the veterinarian will set up the most appropriate treatment.
Unfortunately, in some cases, it is already too late to act. Therefore, any consumption of food dangerous to the health of dogs is to be avoided. If so, react immediately to be more likely to save your companion.
Resist the gentle eyes of your dog
Be firm when your dog makes you Cocker’s eyes. Develop a resistance to his supplicating gaze and put aside thoughts such as “he will surely appreciate this dish as much as I do” and ignore the remarks of those around you such as “oh, look at the eyes he’s doing ! “. The food consumed by humans is absolutely unbalanced for dogs. Indeed, if they are ingested, some of our foods that dogs crave with envy can cause serious damage to their health, or even in some cases be fatal.
The following list tells you which foods to consume your dog in no case. This is a non-exhaustive list.
The following foods can be really dangerous for dogs:
Do not share with your dog dishes that are too spicy or salty. Indeed, the metabolism of dogs being of a different nature from ours, these dishes may cause them episodes of diarrhea or vomiting.
Flatulence-based dishes such as cabbage and the family of allium plants, including onions, garlic, garlic and leeks, are extremely toxic to dogs.
Conversely, some dog handlers who are very familiar with the health benefits of their dogs offer them a small green smoothie in the morning. It is said that the coat of the dog would be embellished and he would benefit from more energy.
Grapes, raisins and sultanas are also considered toxic foods for dogs. This does not appear to be valid for all dog breeds. It is estimated that only consumption of less than 2.8 grams of grapes per kilo could result in symptoms of intoxication. In addition, it is possible that your dog has no symptoms after eating grapes. Grape poisoning occurs in most dogs with symptoms such as vomiting and / or diarrhea, gastrointestinal disturbances, apathy, lack of appetite, changes in blood values, dehydration, oliguria (production insufficient urine), anuria (lack of urine in the bladder) or kidney failure that can even lead to death.
Because of its very interesting nutritional characteristics, the avocado is a great success and part of many fad diets. Yet, avocado consumption is harmful to dogs. Some varieties of avocado contain persine, a derivative of fatty acid, toxic compound for many pets but safe for humans.
Persine intoxication is expressed in dogs by respiratory failure, ascites (an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity), diarrhea, vomiting and coughing.
Nuts, but also hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, raw walnuts and black walnuts are detrimental to the dog’s health. Ingestion may cause epilepsy in dogs, vomiting, tremors, cramps and nerve cramps.
Not surprisingly, crisps are not foods that dogs should consume. One or two chips are enough to give rise to gastric problems.
Plants belonging to the nightshade family such as tomato, eggplant and pepper pose significant risks for the dog, because of the solanine they contain. The rate of this natural toxin is found in high concentration in green tomatoes or sprouts of potatoes.
Thus, your dog should consume only potatoes cooked and previously peeled, since the skin also contains high levels of solanine. Irritation of the mucous membranes, diarrhea and vomiting are among the most common symptoms following consumption of these foods.
When feeding your dog with fish, make sure you have removed all the fish. Know that a fish-based dog meal would be more suitable for the dog if it is steamed fish.
A dog should not consume citrus either, since the fruits of this family could cause allergies. Acidification of the stomach can lead to gastrointestinal disorders in dogs.
Remember that some fruits may have a high sugar content. However, giving small pieces of apple or banana to his dog from time to time does not pose a risk to his health. As long as it’s his cup of tea!
It has also been proven that radishes can cause flatulence in dogs as well as heartburn.
Chocolate is a highly toxic food for dogs, since it contains theobromine, which varies according to the variety of chocolate. For example, white chocolate contains 0.009 mg of theobromine per gram and dark chocolate can contain up to 26 mg per gram. By extension, a dark chocolate bar contains about 1600 mg of theobromine or 1.6 grams. In case of intoxication, your dog may show symptoms such as breathing difficulties, disturbances of consciousness, diarrhea, vomiting, fever, cramps and heart rhythm disorders.
Onions are very harmful to the body of the dog, since their consumption has a destructive effect on red blood cells. A tiny amount of onion, even 5 grams per kilogram of body can have very toxic effects, whether fresh, grilled, cooked or dried.
We wish your dog to stay as long as possible in perfect health!