Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Bad human foods for dogs...

What human foods are bad for my dog?
If you like to share your food with your dog, there's nothing wrong with that. Its nice to make them "feel" apart of the family. However some foods are very harmful to your four-legged beggars.

Foods NOT to give you dog and WHY: 
  • Avocado - The leaves, seeds, fruit, and bark contain persin, which can cause vomiting and diarrhea. 
  • Bones from fish, Poultry, or other meat sources - Can cause obstruction or laceration of the digestive system.
  • Chocolate, Coffee, Tea, and other caffeine - Contain caffeine, theobromine, or theophylline, which can cause vomiting and diarrhea and be toxic to the heart and nervous systems.
  • Grapes, Raisins and Currants -  Contain an unknown toxin, which can damage the kidneys. There have been no problems associated with grape seed extract.
  • Macadamia nuts - Contain an unknown toxin, which can affect the digestive and nervous systems and muscle.
  • Milk and other dairy products - SOME adult dogs and cats may develop diarrhea if given large amounts of dairy products. 
  • Mushrooms - Can contain toxins, which may affect multiple systems in the body, cause shock, and result in death.
  • Onions and garlic (raw, cooked, or powder) - Contain sulfoxides and disulfides, which can damage red blood cells and cause anemia. Cats are more susceptible than dogs. Garlic is less toxic than onions.
 Here are some healthier alternatives:
  • Bananas without the peel
  • Apples without the skin
  • Carrots
  • Unsweetened Natural Peanut Butter (small amounts)
Always remember EVERYTHING is moderation.

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