It is quite difficult to resist those big brown eyes and super cute doggie smile. Getting a little reward from the table from mom or dad can’t be bad. Well, that all depends on what you are feeding Fido from the table.
There are a lot of people foods that you should not be feeding your dog, no matter how cute or what a good boy he is. And not just because it might make him fat, some food can seriously hurt your dog.
You might be surprised by the foods that could pose a danger to dogs. Jorgensen Labs, your source for vet supplies, offers this list of foods you should never feed your dog.
You might think that your dog will love the fat trimmings from your New York strip, and you would be correct. However, as it turns out, eating too many fat trimmings can lead to an inflamed pancreas. So it is best if you toss the fat you trim from your steaks.
You love avocado slices on your morning toast. You might be tempted to toss a slice or two to Fido, but you shouldn’t. Avocados contain a compound called persin, which can be toxic to dogs. Persin can cause vomiting, heart congestion and diarrhea in dogs. You don’t want that.
The reason you shouldn’t feed your dog milk or other dairy products is that he might be lactose intolerant. Not all dogs are lactose intolerant, but it isn’t worth the risk of finding out.
If they are lactose intolerant, that bowl of milk might give them diarrhea and other digestive issues.
You might think this was only an old wive’s tale, but you really shouldn’t feed chocolate to your dog. Which is fine with most people because who wants to share their chocolate with a dog?
Corn on the Cob
You might notice that a lot of dog food has corn as the main ingredient. You might then think it is fine to feed your dog corn. This is fine, as long as you don’t feed your dog corn on the cob.
You see, long after your dog has finished eating the corn, he will continue to chomp in the cob. Ingesting large chunks of cob can cause digestive issues including blockage.
Grapes and Raisins
The compounds in grapes and raisins that are toxic to dogs are still unknown. All that is known is that these foods can cause kidney failure in dogs. Grapes and raisins should be avoided completely.
Peaches and Plums
It isn’t the actual fruit that causes problems, it is the pits. It is not likely that Fido will just pick up a peach that is on the ground, but if he does, it becomes a choking hazard.
Garlic and Onions
The problem with onions and garlic isn’t that they make your dog’s breath smell awful, it’s the fact that they can cause your dog to become anemic.
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