Dog Food

Forbidden dog food

The foods that humans consume are not always good for our dog and more because we have the habit of adding salts and spices which are harmful to them, you should avoid consuming the following foods if you want your pet to be a healthy dog.


Forbidden dog food

  • Avocado or avocado : contains a substance called persin which can cause diarrhea, vomiting, respiratory distress and mucus in the chest.
  • Onion: contains thiosulfate which can cause the development of anemia in dogs, so onion consumed in large quantities or in the daily diet will cause damage to the red blood cells, the dog becomes very weak and will sometimes need a transfusion. of blood.
  • Garlic: like onion, consumption in large quantities can destroy red blood cells, garlic is even stronger than onion so the level of toxicity is higher causing anemia and kidney failure which will come over time due to Effects will not appear immediately.
  • Grapes and raisins: they are very toxic and the chemical compounds causing the poisoning are still unknown, sometimes only 6 grapes are enough to cause kidney damage in the dog, the symptoms are: vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, loss of appetite, in less than one week your dog could die.
  • Sweets: it causes obesity, dental problems and diabetes. Some candies are unsweetened but contain a sweetener called xylitol that can be harmful to dogs causing vomiting, loss of coordination, lethargy, seizures and liver failure.
  • Alcohol: it is no secret to anyone that alcohol is harmful to both humans and animals, it causes damage to the liver and brain of the animal.
  • Chocolate: it is the most common food to cause poisoning in dogs which occurs due to some substances present in cocoa, chocolate contains theobromine (it can cause damage to the nervous system, allergy, arrhythmias, increase in blood pressure and seizures) and caffeine. The symptoms are: diarrhea, excessive thirst, rapid heartbeat, tremors, and you can even go into a coma and die if ingested in large quantities.
  • Dairy: like humans, some dogs can have lactose intolerance since they do not have the enzyme in charge of digesting it, so the dog can present some digestive problems, gas, vomiting and diarrhea if he consumes this type of food.
  • Bones: they  can cause choking or damage to the digestive system when they are bones that splinter easily , due to stakes or sharp points.
  • Fats: they damage the pancreas.
  • Raw eggs:  in some cases they can cause poisoning due to bacteria such as Salmonella, as well as coat problems.
  • Spoiled meats:  Poisoning can occur due to the presence of bacteria in the decaying meat.
  • Seeds: some contain cyanide which is very toxic to animals causing difficulty in breathing, hyperventilation, seizures and can lead to coma.
  • Salt –  Excess salt can lead to excessive thirst, vomiting, dehydration, and seizures.
  • Concentrate (feed) or cat food : the nutritional needs for cats and dogs are different. The amount of fat and protein differs for each species. Learn more at Is dog food bad for cats? and vice versa .

Not all animals react in the same way

Some of the prohibited foods for dogs are often overlooked by owners thinking that a little bit will not hurt but the truth is that although the damage occurs over time and large amounts of these are needed to cause some discomfort in the dog, it is important to clarify that not all animals will react in the same way , perhaps some are weaker than others and poisoning with any of these foods can end in tragedy.

Remember to avoid that you eat these foods even if it is by accident, for this reason try not to rummage in the garbage or leave it far away where you cannot reach it since some of the food in a state of decomposition will have mold that can be very dangerous for your pet causing seizures and even death, do not experiment with changing the food from time to time and even more so if the one you are consuming regularly suits you and meets your needs for good nutrition. Don’t give her prizes or rewards in large amounts.

Do not forget to always ask your trusted veterinarian when in doubt, feed your dog healthily.

REMEMBER  that sharing this information can save lives, inform your friends and family about prohibited dog foods so that they also take this into account when feeding their pets.

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Sherry Fluharty, is an Activist, animal activist, community manager, and blogger at Tom Cat Wiki in order to make people aware of the responsible ownership of pets. And in charge of writing content and responsible for the project.