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Dog ownership tips 01.06.2021

These foods are poison for dogs

Johann by Johann, Johann has been a dog dad since 2018 and a dog fan since 1986.

These foods are poison for dogs

Nowadays, dogs are generally not fed by leftovers from human meals. The responsible dog owners feed their dogs through varied high quality dog food. Unfortunately, this does not eliminate the danger from toxic foods. There are two reasons for this:

  • The dog likes to "pilfer" (trash can, from the table, compost pile, "vacuum" during walks).
  • Inconsistency of the human (giving food under the table, feeding leftovers).

What should dogs not eat?

Many substances in food are incompatible or even toxic for your dog. Of course it also depends on the quantity. A single consumption of a small amount will not cause a catastrophe. You should protect your dog from these foods in any case.

The difference between toxic and incompatible lies in the result. For your dog, foods with toxic substances can lead to death at worst. The incompatible foods cause illnesses or complaints that do not necessarily lead to death.

You are always on the safe side if you do not give your dog food leftovers in any form. Also pay attention to friends and family members, they should also observe the ban. In addition, prevent your four-legged friend from rummaging in compost or dung heaps. Here the danger lurks just as on walk rounds.

Poisonous food for dogs

Poison for dogs is always:

  • Alcohol (in any form)
  • Onions and garlic (in any form)
  • Chocolate and cocoa (in all concentrations)
  • Caffeine (in any form)
toxic food for the dog shutterstock.com / PAKULA PIOTR

These foods contain substances (liver toxins, sulfides, theobromine, methylxanthine) that cause respiratory distress, cardiovascular problems, palpitations, anemia and vomiting in your dog. In the worst cases, these physical effects can lead to death.

Other toxic foods for your dog include:

  • Avocado (contains persin)
  • Grapes and raisins (oxalic acid)
  • Nightshade plants (potatoes, eggplants, tomatoes) in raw form (toxin solanine)
  • raw legumes (toxin phasin)
  • raw pork (Aujeszky virus)
  • stone fruit (prussic acid in fruit stones)
Do not feed raw chicken shutterstock.com / Dvorakova Veronika

These examples also belong to the category of "poison for dogs". The ingredients can cause respiratory distress, vomiting, fever, convulsions and more. Depending on the amount fed and the size of the dog, such poisoning can also lead to death.

You must not overlook the "sweetener" as a dangerous food for dogs. This sweetener is not only available in pill form for coffee and tea. It is also found in candies. The ingredient xylitol or xylitol can cause a life-threatening drop in blood sugar for your dog.

Also falling under the category of "what can dogs not eat" are:

  • Bacon
  • butter, margarine
  • Milk
  • Nuts (walnuts, macadamia nuts)
  • Bones (poultry bones)
  • Sweets
  • salty snacks

These foods will trigger some intolerance in your dog. The results are vomiting and diarrhea. Some will damage the liver or kidneys. With bones, there is some risk of injury. This is especially true of poultry bones. Of course your dog will enjoy the potato chips at TV night. But be sensible. It's just not healthy for your dog.

You can find detailed information about "what dogs are not allowed to eat" under first aid for dogs.

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