DISCLAIMER: WE do NOT take RESPONSIBILITY if your dog has CONSUMED ONE OF THESE FOODS. ALWAYS DO RESEARCH and MAKE SURE that the food you want them to eat are SAFE for them. NEVER give your dog a HUMAN FOOD without RESEARCH. ALL THIS INFORMATION WAS COLLECTED FROM ONLINE RESOURCES.
We know that there are foods that are bad for dogs. It’s important to know which foods exactly so they don’t get sick and lose our little (or big) fur-babies. We all don’t want our dog or dogs to get sick, do we? There are common ones and there aren’t as common ones. There are obvious ones and then there aren’t so obvious ones.
Some obvious foods that are bad for dogs could be alcohol as alcohol is bad for humans, and is no means even closely healthy for dogs, and then one that may not be so obvious could be something like grapes (we will try to cover toxic ones, there are more foods that are bad for dogs at the end of this article) We will cover all these plus some.
Foods that are bad for dogs
These foods you should avoid. Some say that garlic which is in this list can be consumed in moderation. However, make sure that you do research before you give your dog something that you usually don’t give them.
Perhaps you may be wondering, “Are Macadamia Nuts bad for dogs?” Unfortunately, it is. Macadamia nuts are actually awful for your dog. If your dog has eaten a macadamia nut, you need to call a vet as soon as possible. The symptoms go on and on. Some of them include vomiting, lethargy, increased heart rate, ataxia (lack of voluntary muscle coordination) and much more. There are multiple sites warning of the symptoms of macadamia nuts for dogs. This is nothing to shrug off and could actually be fatal if nothing is done immediately.
There is a controversy about garlic and dogs. Some say it’s actually healthy while others say it’s unhealthy. According to www.petfinder.com, it’s actually almost both. Garlic perhaps could be okay for dogs, but it’s probably best not to give them a lot of it, and if you think you should give them some, make sure to do some more research before you do!
Are Avocados toxic for dogs? As a 2 word answer, yes and no. The worst part of the avocado is the pit (you may know why, because of choking and getting the seed stuck in their intestines), leaves, and skin. All the parts of the avocado has at least a small amount of persin. Humans are very tolerant, and so are dogs — but not as much as humans are. If a dog consumes a large amount of persin by such as eating a a lot (like a lot) of leaves then they may get a reactions (and not a good way). Some have had worse reactions than others, but simply avoid avocado and don’t take any chances.
Grapes are actually a horrible, life threatening food to give to your dogs. It is known to cause multiple symptoms such as decreased appetite, lethargy, vomiting, dehydration, and more. Please call a veterinarian as soon as you can as grape poisoning in dogs could be fatal. Grapes have a toxin that can also cause kidney failure, which can kill your dog, as it can with us humans. Also, raisins and grape products may also be toxic to your dog.
Just as cherry pits are bad humans, they also fall in the “foods that are bad for dogs” list. Not only are cherry pits a choking hazard, they are also pretty toxic for dogs. As you may or may not know, cherry pits have cyanide. Cyanide is toxic for both humans and dogs. Some say the flesh is okay, but avoiding cherries all together is the safest option.
Make sure your dog isn’t having one of the symptoms listed if they ate a cherry pit constipation, decreased appetite, difficulty in breathing, , red gums, lethargy, and more. There could be more, but those were some. If your dog has 1 or more of of these symptoms, call a vet as soon as possible!
For humans, read this article here.
Lemons and Limes
Dogs can’t have lemons as there are toxins and oils that are bad for your dog. The acidity of both lemon and limes are bad for dogs and cause a number of problems such as gastrointestinal upset. It make your dog vomit and have diarrhea. You may not have to worry about lemon and lime poisoning as dogs generally don’t like to taste of lemon or lime, but you still need to consider not giving your dog lemons OR limes.
Chive poisoning is considered mild, but they still are one of the foods that are bad for dogs. Symptoms could be some of the following: drooling, nausea, pale gums, and much more. Toxins in chives damage red blood cells which can lead to anemia. GI upset can also occur for example nausea, drooling, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. If you have one of the problems, call your vet.
Other examples of foods that are bad for dogs
Here are some more obvious examples of unhealthy and toxic foods.
- Candy, baking goods that have high amounts of sugar and carbs
There are also other examples as well, so study carefully and think twice before you give your dog some human food.