13 summer foods your dog should avoid.
Resisting spoiling your furbaby with table scraps or your own snacking treats can be a hard thing to resist, especially if you have a beggar. Once you understand the foods to avoid and the health impacts they could have, you’ll quickly think twice before sharing your grapes.
Here are 13 foods to avoid giving your dog, especially in the summer season.
Dairy Ice Cream.
Human Ice cream is often made with milk, feeding your dog ice cream could lead to gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, or vomiting.
Macadamia nuts are listed as among the top foods to avoid giving your dog. The consequences of eating macadamia nuts include vomiting, ataxia, weakness, hyperthermia, and depression
Grapes & Raisons.
Grapes and raisins are highly toxic to dogs, although research has yet to pinpoint exactly why. Reactions can be fatal and often due to kidney failure.
Corn is not toxic but on-the-cob presents a choking hazard, and if ingested the cob can cause serious intestinal blockage.
Avocados contain persin, a fungicidal toxin, causing serious health problems in many animals. Although dogs are more resistant than other animals to persin, it should be avoided.
Apple slices help clean the teeth and are a good source of fiber and vitamins A and C. Make sure to take out the seeds and the core before feeding to your dog, as these can be serious choking hazards.
Onions & Garlic.
While small amounts of these foods in some pets, may be safe, large amounts can be very toxic causing damage to the red blood cells.
Baby Back Rib Bones.
Rib bones, especially pork rib bones, are high in fat and splinter. Dogs aren’t designed to digest this amount of saturated fat and can suffer from pancreatitis
Cooked bones can splinter but raw bones do not, at least not in a dangerous manner. Any bone can potentially lead to complicated digestion.
Chicken bones can splinter, which can cause your dog to choke or puncture the gastrointestinal tract. This is not only painful but can quickly turn fatal.
Peaches & Plums.
Plums and peaches have pits that are a source of toxic cyanide. The pit is the right size to lodge in a small dog’s gut which can cause a serious blockage.
Coffee & Chocolate.
Coffee and chocolate can lead to caffeine toxicity in dogs. This raises blood pressure and causes cardiac arrhythmias which can be dangerous.
Alcohol is toxic to dogs. Even small amounts of alcohol can be poisonous for dogs.