The list of everyday table foods that are poisonous dog foods is quite extensive – the best way to avoid inadvertently poisoning your beloved baby is to avoid feeding table foods altogether. While this may sound a bit extreme, it’s probably the least you can do to avoid poisoning your dog, slowly but surely. Let’s have a quick look at some of the common table foods considered to be poisonous dog foods that you need to be aware of.
Chocolate, always irresistible, readily available, and the ‘comfort food’ of choice of many, many people. I do love chocolate and cocoa but would never give it to Bella or Chloe my two dogs. Why? Well theobromine that’s found in chocolate is a cardiac stimulant and diuretic. When consumed in large quantities, your dog will become hyperactive, and also pass large volumes of urine. After this, vomiting usually follows. It’s closely followed by your dog’s heart rate escalating and even death is a possibility if the dog is taken out for exercise. Cooking chocolate as well as cocoa are poisonous foods for your dog, so avoid them. Milk chocolate, kaneles on the other hand, has been found to contain lesser amounts of theobromine…but still avoid it. The truth is, if you allow your dog to merely lick the leftover icing on a cocoa cake, its potentially poisonous food right in front of your beloved dog. Obviously, there are other factors involved such as the age of your dog, its size and also its energy level. These will all come together to dictate how long your dog will survive or how badly it will be affected.
I do love Macademia nuts but guess what? Macademia nuts are among the poisonous dog foods you should avoid giving your dog if you want to keep them happy, healthy and strong. Macademia nuts may cause muscle tremors, weakness and in the end, paralysis.
Garlic and Onions are two other poisonous dog foods you should avoid giving your dog if you don’t want to inadvertently poison it are onions and garlic. Onions in particular are especially toxic-even some of us human beings find them hard to deal with. Onions are poisonous foods for dogs because they cause hemolytic anaemia. When this happens, the red blood cells burst as they go round and through the body. Consuming onions can cause your dog to have diarrhea and also vomit. Passing dark colored urine, weakness, confusion, dizziness and accelerated heart rate are other symptoms of onion poisoning as well. Do you like Pizza? If you do and you have a dog, you need to be very careful because left over pizza, most commercial baby foods that contain onions, and Chinese food are all poisonous foods for dogs.