10 things your dog should not eat
Most dogs love to eat, and will eat anything that crosses their path. Although they do their utmost to fish something out of your plate, you better stop them! Not everything that is good for us is automatically good for your four-legged friend... That is why we would like to list 10 things that you should definitely not give your dog!
You probably already knew about this one. Chocolate is a real treat for us, but not for your dog. Although it may taste good to them, it does not always lead to happiness for your dog. Eating chocolate can cause vomiting, muscle tremors, cardiac arrhythmia, epileptic seizures and in severe cases can even lead to death. Not recommended!
2. Grapes & raisins
For both dogs and cats, it is not a good idea to serve them grapes or raisins. Even in small amounts, these can cause kidney failure.
3. Dairy Products
Did you know that most dogs are lactose intolerant? You can notice this quickly, after eating dairy products they may have thin stools or even diarrhea.
Onion in large quantities also does not do much good for your dog's body. They provide a large breakdown of red blood cells, resulting in anemia.
PS. Garlic, leek and chives have the same effect!
Avocado is omnipresent the last few years, enormously popular with the people but again no spit for your dog's mouth! The substance "persin" that is well represented in an avocado, toxic not only for your dog but for virtually all animals. It causes subcutaneous water retention and heart failure with a risk of death. So better not share your avocado!
The high fat content of nuts can cause stomach problems in your dog. Some nuts are also an absolute no-go - highly toxic - for your dog such as pecan nuts, macadamia nuts, almonds and walnuts!
7. Raw potatoes
Just like avocados, raw potatoes contain a certain substance that dogs can't tolerate: solanine. Eating solanine can lead to gastroenteritis, apathy and in severe cases can even lead to coma.
8. Raw fish
Better keep your sushi to yourself after all! Raw fish can give your dog neurological symptoms!
9. Chicken or turkey bones
Gnawing on a bone, that must be one of the favorite activities of every dog! Yet you better think twice before giving such a bone. Bones of poultry are actually not a good idea at all. They are too small so they can choke, and they can splinter or have sharp edges that can cause damage to the stomach and intestinal walls.
10. Brussels sprouts
Your children are not fans of them but neither is your dog! Because of the harmful substance 'isothiocynate' they can develop stomach problems which can also cause some more 'gas problems'. So don't eat those Brussels sprouts. Your kids, your dog and your nose will thank you!
This list could go on and on. As you can see, your dog is not made to eat with his owners. Keep it for them rather on their tasty kibble and reward them every now and then with a delicious treat or chew!