10 Harmful Foods Dogs Can't Eat

1. Chocolate: Chocolate contains theobromine, a stimulant from the cocoa plant that is beneficial to humans but deadly to dogs. The amount of theobromine is proportional to the intensity of the chocolate's color, that is, dark chocolate contains a lot of stimulant, and its toxicity depends on the size of the dog and the cocoa content of the chocolate.


2. Xylitol: Chewing gum and candy both contain xylitol, a sugar-free sweetener that, despite their appeal, can be detrimental to dogs when ingested in even small amounts, and can adversely affect your dog's health.


3. Alcohol: Alcohol is bad for your dog, and no devoted dog lover would allow his pet to get drunk. Just like it does to humans, drunk dogs can vomit, have diarrhea, have central nervous system depression, and worse, coma and even death.


4. Raw fish and raw meat: Raw meat and sashimi are favorite breeding grounds for bacteria that cause food poisoning. In addition to bacteria, all kinds of fish are also the best places to breed parasites. Salmon is one of them. Raw salmon contains parasites that can cause poisoning in dogs, so don't delay treatment when you know your dog has eaten it. After two weeks of infection, the disease can be fatal.


5. Onions and garlic: Although they are known in the herbal world for their amazing health benefits, onions and garlic contain sulfur and disulfides that can damage red blood cells and cause anemia. Poisoning from the substances found in these foods can be tricky because symptoms don't manifest until three to four days after ingestion.


6. Milk and dairy products: Did you know that lactose intolerance is also common in dogs. Therefore, if you let your dog drink milk or eat ice cream, diarrhea and excess gas can occur. However, some dairy products, such as cheese and yogurt, may be a modest benefit for your dog.


7. Macadamia nuts: There have been several reports of nut poisoning in dogs. Macadamia nuts contain a toxin that inhibits motor function in dogs, which can lead to depression, vomiting, weakness, joint or muscle pain, gait and joint swelling.


8. Tea, coffee, and other caffeinated beverages: Tea, coffee and chocolate contain caffeine, which are all bitter substances that have direct effects on your pet's central nervous system as well as its heart. Palpitations and vomiting are the most common manifestations of poisoning, and in most severe cases, it can also lead to death.


9. Raisins and grapes: To prevent your pet from going through such pains as dialysis, never let them eat raisins and grapes, which can lead to acute kidney failure.


10. Avocado: There is no doubt that this fruit is very nutritious, but I'm sure you don't want your dog to be poisoned. Avocados have a unique chemical that is toxic to dogs and most animals, and a single bite of the fruit can cause stomach pain and upset stomach, including diarrhea and vomiting.

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