It’s possible that you might have a dog, as your pet and you’d have worked over some things for the proper care and health of your dog. Food is one such thing, where you have to be very careful and keep in mind that the item, is good for your dog.
Well, then what are the things which are dangerous and shouldn’t be fed to your dog?
Here’s the list.
1. Chocolate and Caffeine
You may have a soft corner for chocolates. But the sad part is it is dangerous for your dog and you shouldn’t by any chance, bring it near him. Theobromine is a chemical compound which is present in chocolate and it isn’t healthy for the heart, central system, etc. of the dog. And along with that, there’s also caffeine present in it and both of them are dangerous. The darker the chocolate is in your hands, the more caffeine concentration it will inside it. It happens to be poisonous and once your dog eats it, within some hours, either you will see him vomiting, restless or hyperactive, which will affect him in a negative way. Even a small amount of chocolate can be toxic. Therefore, chocolates and caffeine are to be kept away.
You may have seen a lot of people feeding bones to their dogs. Now let me tell you, that even bones are dangerous for their health. The hard calcium bones can damage their teeth, or it can cause some obstruction in their lining. And swallowing the bones may even cause some intestinal problem, and the sharp pieces or edges may even rupture the internal organs or parts of the body. However, if you really want to feed bones to your dog, then the size can be small and make sure that it doesn’t break into pieces.
And feeding large quantities of bones is not advisable. Therefore, ignore it, and keep this in mind.
Even Alcohol has a negative impact on their health. Alcohol also has negative impacts over a human being, but for your dog, it will spoil the game in a much less quantity. It can give rise to dangers of coma, diarrhea, vomiting, failure in coordination, disorientation, a rise in body temperature and even death. The ethanol inside alcohol can cause intoxication and therefore it is suggested to be kept away from dogs. And another con is, that the smaller your dog is, the more adverse effect alcohol will have over him.
Xylitol is present in baked foods, candies, toothpaste, etc. and it is a kind of artificial sweetener which can cause drastic changes in the blood sugar of your dog. Vomiting is the common symptom noticed after there’s an intake of Xylitol in the dog’s body. The symptoms can either occur immediately or within some minutes or a time period. And Xylitol may even cause liver failure inside your dog, even if he eats a small piece of any of the foods which contain Xylitol.
Above are the four most dangerous foods which you should not feed to your dog, and these are to be kept away from them. Take care of your dear pet!