We love our dogs and enjoy feeding them food off of our plates. We don’t intentionally mean to harm them by doing this, but there are some foods that are toxtic to our dogs. While fruits and vegetables are healthy for us, they are not for our dogs. Here are 10 that you should be aware of.
Grapes-Can cause kidney failure
Onions-They can cause an elevated heart rate and respiratory rates, pale
gums, and even collapsing.
Cherries-Although good for us, they can cause respiratory failure and
then death in dogs.
Mushrooms-They are fatal. If you notice your dog has eaten a mushroom,
taking him to the vet immediately and explain what was eaten and how
long ago if known.
Currants-have the same dangerous effects as grapes.
Potatoes-can cause nausea, vomiting and heart irregularities.
Apricot-can cause respiratory failure and death. They are very
dangerous for dogs.
Rhubarb-Can cause many problems and never be eaten.
Apples-Seeds contain cyanide which is toxic to dogs.
Tomatoes-not only the tomato but the plant is toxic to dogs.
There are other foods that are dangerous to dogs as well. Milk and milk-based products cause diarrhea and other digestive problems. Ice
cream is the worst of all. Any product with caffeine, especially chocolate and sugar. These increase insulin. Eggs are dangerous because the bacteria may cause poisoning.
The above may surprise you because the same foods are healthy and safe for us. To be totally safe, only feed your dog foods that are formulated specifically for dogs. We love our dogs, so let’s make the extra effort to keep them happy and healthy!
Written by: Denise Visco