Food news: This foods can kill your dog
26-04-2016 5:38am | by Web Desk
Food News: Top 10 human food that can not be given to a dog
Food News : Yes! A dog is for sure man’s best friend and quite often regarded as a family member other than a pet. While there’s nothing wrong with this arrangement, overstretching it by welcoming your dog to partake your food can bring more tears than joy. Surprisingly, millions of dog keepers aren’t aware that there are tons of human foods that are healthy and nutritious but highly poisonous to dogs. The basic and fundamental rule is to feed your dog with a pure dog diet and stop worrying about what can dogs eat and not eat. Besides, there’s nothing as painful and heart wrenching as watching your dog suffer and die over something that you could have easily avoided.
Here is the latest food news – top 10 food that cannot be given to a dog which are also regarded as 10 food safety rules for dogs.
Also included is the chemical compositions of these foods and what they can do to your dog.
While chocolate is a great delicacy to almost all humans, it’s terribly dangerous for dogs. Chocolate contains theobromine and caffeine which are classified as methylxanthines. If eaten by a dog, it can cause severe vomiting, abdominal pain, dehydration, severe agitation, irregular heartbeat, fever, muscle tremors, seizures and possibly death.
Can dogs drink milk or can dogs drink almond milk? Not, advisable. And, can a Puppy drink regular milk? Yes! Puppies take milk from their mothers immediately after birth. However, just like humans, dogs do suffer from lactose intolerance. According to the latest food safety news, milk content includes milk sugar that dogs lack enzymes to break down. Consumption of milk by dogs can lead to diarrhea, vomiting as well as a number of gastrointestinal complications. While milk consumption by dogs isn’t immediate life-threatening issue, it can result in an acute bacterial exposure that can eventually lead to disease.
Is cheese bad for dogs? Absolutely yes! Cheese is a great human delicacy but a no, no diet for dogs. Cheese contains fatty components and sugars that dogs don’t have the enzymes to quickly breakdown. If ingested in excess by dogs, cheese, as well as other dairy products, can cause problems like gas, vomiting, and diarrhea.
While onion is one of the greatest recipes for human food, it can do much more than just make your dog cry like a baby. Onions have compounds that are harmful to dogs if ingested in plenty. It can severely damage the dog’s red blood cells making them move less and be weaker. Should your dog ingest more than enough onions, a blood transfusion might be administered to save its life.
Are nuts bad for dogs? Yes! They are pretty harmful. This is one of the most recent discoveries and can be lethal if eaten by a dog. According to food safety and sanitation information, macadamia nuts chemical components are still unknown but can cause toxicity if ingested by dogs. Should your dog consume macadamia nut, it will become weak, and immobile. The effect will be mostly on their hind legs. Also, the dog will also vomit, develop staggering gait, be depressed and have hypothermia and tremor.
Keep raw garlic away from your dog or your dog away from fresh garlic as much as you can. Garlic, part of the onion family and is thus naturally dangerous to dogs even in a negligible amount. Garlic has compounds that are highly toxic to dogs. The effect of garlic consumption might not appear immediately, but the dog will become tired and lethargic. Its urine will become orange to dark red in color and just like with onions effects; a blood transfusion might be administered in severe cases to save the life of the canine.
Just like Macadamia nuts, raisins and grapes can be highly toxic to dogs. Whereas the chemical compound in grapes that cause toxicity in dogs is still unknown, the effects of its consumption by a dog can be pretty distressing. Raisins and grapes can cause kidney failure that can result in death in 3-4 days. Other adverse effects include vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, dehydration and poor appetite.
Don’t you ever regret holding off from sharing that avocado with your dog? It was a blessing as that could have cost you your dear dog. Avocado fruit, leaves, bark and pits contain a toxin known as persin. Any of the above-mentioned avocado parts has toxic effects on dogs. If ingested by a dog, avocado can cause stomachs upset, difficulty in breathing, fluid chest buildup, and pit which is the most dangerous since pit is slippery, it can be easily swallowed by dogs and lead to the gastrointestinal tract.
There’s nothing as charming as a cup of coffee but never share your cup of coffee with your dog. Coffee has a stimulant called Methylated xanthine. This tonic stimulates the dog’s nervous system causing vomiting, heart palpitation, restlessness and in some cases even death.
Can dogs eat ham? No, never. Bacon and ham are favorite breakfast meals for many people but desists from sharing it with your canine buddy. Foods or meals rich in fat like bacon can cause pancreatitis disease in dogs. Pancreatitis causes inflammation of a dog’s pancreas and this result to its malfunctioning. This, in turn, leads to a problem with nutrients absorption and digestion.