As pet owners, we want what is best for our furry friends and with that comes providing them with the safest and most nutritious dog foods. Unfortunately, not all human foods that we love and eat every day are safe for dog consumption and many dog owners are completely unaware of this. There are many dangers associated with feeding your dog toxic foods.
In this blog, we have compiled a list of the top 5 most toxic foods to dogs that you should avoid at all costs.
Coming in at number one is chocolate, which is probably the most harmful food to a dog due to its high levels of cocoa. Even just a small quantity of cocoa can lead to seizures, irregular heartbeats, and in severe cases, death. Dark chocolate is especially toxic and should be avoided at all costs.
Grapes and Raisins
Although grapes and raisins are healthy snack choices for humans, they can be deadly to dogs. Both grapes and raisins can lead to kidney failure and just are an all-around big no-no for your four-legged friend.
Garlic and Onions
The compounds found in garlic and onions can have detrimental effects on a dog's oxygen-carrying red blood cells. This can lead to anaemia, which is a dangerous condition in itself but can even spiral into organ failure or death.
Salt is not good for humans so imagine what it does to dogs! High salt consumption can lead to vomiting, diarrhoea, and seizures. Avoid giving your furry companion high-salt foods such as bacon and sausages to avoid these repercussions.
Most nuts are extremely rich and so therefore can often upset dog's stomachs. When it comes to macadamia, they are extremely poisonous to dogs and can lead to weakness, wobbliness, muscle tremors, and a raised body temperature. Although it will take high amounts of consumption to show side effects, it is still best to keep this food far away from your dog.
If you want to be reassured your dog is eating the correct nutrients and minerals, we recommend the Your Pets Pals dog food range where you will find natural ingredients that are jam-packed with goodness. For more information on our dog foods please get in touch.