10 Things Dogs Shouldn’t Eat

These foods are either toxic or otherwise very dangerous to your dog.

Poisoning in dogs can not only be caused by poisoned baits because the dangers often lurk in your own four walls. In addition to the poisonous garden and indoor plants, these 10 foods are toxic to dogs.

No matter how cute your dog may look, stand firm and don’t give in when he begs for food that is unsuitable for him! In an emergency, poisoning can even be life-threatening for the dog.

  • Chocolate

Our popular nerve food is an absolute no-go for dogs. The substance theobromine, which is contained in cocoa, is poisonous to animals. In puppies and small dogs, even a small dose poses a significant risk.

Symptoms of poisoning are restlessness, vomiting, diarrhea, and an increased heart rate. Seizures to the point of respiratory arrest can be the deadly consequence of eating chocolate.

In the event of poisoning, the dog should be taken to the vet as soon as possible. If an operation is necessary, it can quickly become expensive for you.

  • Grapes and raisins

The oxalic acid found in grapes and raisins causes acute kidney failure in dogs. Depending on the dog’s breed and disposition, consumption can even be fatal. Poisoned dogs attract attention due to lethargy and vomiting.

  • Onions

From five to ten grams per kilogram of body weight, onions have a toxic effect on the dog’s body. It’s due to the sulfuric acid destroying their red blood cells.

Dogs that have nibbled on the onion will show symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, bloody urine, and an increase in heart rate and respiratory rate.

  • Garlic, wild garlic, and chives

It is very similar to various leek species of the genus Allium. Here, too, the dog becomes anemic because the hemoglobin in the red blood cells is attacked and destroyed.

The dose and weight of the dog in question will determine how potent the poison is. Symptoms are very similar to onion poisoning.

  • Avocados

This trend fruit is absolutely nothing for a dog’s stomach. The persin contained in avocados has a negative effect on the dog’s organism and can manifest itself in diarrhea or vomiting.

The large core of the fruit should never be used for chewing or playing: there is an acute danger of suffocation!

  • Coffee

Restlessness, tremors, seizures, overheating combined with vomiting, diarrhea, and cardiac arrhythmias are the consequences of coffee poisoning in dogs.

The methylxanthine component of caffeine affects the animal’s nervous system and can, in the worst case, lead to death.

  • Alcohol

Even if many see it as a stimulant, alcohol is a cell poison and therefore extremely toxic for our four-legged friends. However, if a dog comes into contact with alcoholic beverages, it can suffer from chronic liver and kidney damage. Vomiting, shortness of breath, and seizures are signs of alcohol poisoning.

  • Raw beans

Caution! Beans are only edible when cooked. Raw, they are highly toxic due to the toxin phasing they contain.

This substance causes the red blood cells to stick together when the dog is served raw beans. The consequences: abdominal cramps, swelling of the liver, and fever.

  • Poultry bones

Bones pose two dangers: Firstly, poultry bones, in particular, can splinter very easily and injure the dog’s mouth, neck, or stomach.

On the other hand, there can also be poisoning due to permanent bone feeding, which manifests itself as constipation. Because of this, you should refrain from giving your dog bones made from your leftovers.

  • Milk

Many dogs do not tolerate the lactose contained in milk well. That is why some four-legged friends are sensitive to milk or foods that contain milk. Dairy products therefore in some cases lead to vomiting, diarrhea, and flatulence in dogs.

Food that we can eat can quickly become dangerous for the dog. Therefore, you should know exactly what the dog is really allowed to eat.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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