You will be surprised to know that certain foods can be toxic and even deadly for your dog. If you are one of those people who share some of their food or they drop something while cooking, this post will make you think that it can be dangerous to your pet.
Avocado. Avocado contains a toxin that can be poisonous to animals such as birds and horses, but not shown completely if it is also for our dogs. Some dogs may suffer from indigestion if you eat the skin and contents of the avocado, but the most dangerous is the seed, since it may cause obstruction of the esophagus or intestine.
Bones of chicken and fish. While our dogs can eat chicken and some fish, you must be very careful with their bones and spines, since being very sharp they can cause obstruction and you tear the digestive system.
Food for cats. If you have cats, and you've given them food for dogs, or vice versa, you must do so, and here are the reasons:
- The cat food is made by vitamin A, while the dogs contains beta caraoteno (their bodies make it into vitamin A).
- Taurine is an amino acid that need cats, but dogs naturally produce them. The dog food does not contain this substance, which can cause diseases of the heart in cats.
- The levels of protein in the food of dogs are lower than in the cat food. Although there are cats who live with low consumption of protein, it is not the best suited for your health.
Salt. Our dogs commercial food contains small amounts of sodium which can tolerate. However, large amounts of salt can be very harmful for their health and even cause death. According to the National Academy of Sciences and National Research Council in the United States, healthy dogs of 15kg must consume no more than 100mg of sodium per day. Talk to your vet so you adjust the dose according to the weight of your dog.
Chocolate. The worst that can happen if you eat chocolate is to gain a few extra pounds. But your dog can get sick even with small amounts. In addition to having high content of fats, chocolate contains caffeine and theobromine, two stimulants that affect the nervous system, the heart muscle and the frequency of the urinated. The intoxication level depends on the type of chocolate that has consumed your dog; the white chocolate is the least toxic while the dark is the most dangerous.
Grapes and raisins. Avoid that your dog eat grapes or raisins can cause kidney problems, attack the kidney and alter urine. If your dog has consumed them, the immediate symptoms are the vomiting and diarrhea, but then it may present anemia, loss of appetite, abdominal pain and excessive intake of water.
Raw egg. Raw eggs contain one up called avidin which decreases the absorption of biotin (vitamin B). This can cause problems with the skin and fur. In addition, raw eggs can contain salmonella which can be dangerous for your dog.
Onion and garlic. Onion and garlic are strong enough and cause damage in the red cells of the dog. The damage begins to occur after five days of intake. Symptoms include anemia and dark urine. If your dog has consumed onion or garlic you should visit your vet as soon as possible. In some cases, a blood transfusion is required.
Raw bread dough. Raw bread dough contains live yeast that can be dangerous to your pet's digestive system. The stomach is the ideal environment for bacteria to multiply, causing an expansion of the mass within the dog that can be so severe as to reduce the circulation of the blood in the stomach walls. Additionally, the expansion can compress the diaphragm, which causes labored breathing.
Be careful, in short, with what you offer him your dog, that can be very dangerous for your health. If you want to pamper you with some food for humans, you must know what are not dangerous.