By Jamie Rivera Published 04/19/2016 07:46:00 | Views: 1371
Sick as a dog: The nine ordinary foods to avoid that could kill your dog
 

EVERY dog lover likes to treat their pooch and leftovers are a great way of cutting pet food costs.

But there are certain foods you should never feed your hungry hound because they are toxic to dogs, according to a list created by the The Sun.

These are the foodstuffs that could kill your beloved pet.

Grapes

Good for humans, bad for dogs.

Good for humans, bad for dogs.Source:Supplied

Think twice before draping that huge bunch of grapes over a fruit bowl where a dog can snaffle them.

Although the toxins that cause a reaction are unknown, grapes and raisins are known to cause kidney failure and can kill within three days.

Avocado

Don’t share your avocado on toast with the dog.

Don’t share your avocado on toast with the dog.

The superfood may boost human health, but they won’t do Fido any good at all.

They contain a toxin called persin, which can lead to an upset stomach, breathing problems and fluid build-up in the chest.

That’s without the obvious damage the stone could do.

Chocolate

If you’ve still got any Easter eggs lying around we applaud your self-restraint.

But keep them well out of the way of your pooch.

The caffeine and theobromine in chocolate is toxic to dogs, and can cause vomiting, dehydration, seizures, and even death.

The darker the chocolate the more toxic it is, with white chocolate being the safest.

Macadamia Nuts

Take care with left overs that might include these.

These nuts are not for mutts.

The effect Macadamias has only just been discovered and the cause is unknown but they can cause weakness or inability to walk, especially in hind legs.

Onions and Garlic

Take care with left overs that might include these.Source:istock

One to watch with the left over spag bol.

Onions contain a compound that damages red blood cells in dogs.

If a dog eats too many he may become weak and listless and in extreme cases could need a blood transfusion.

Apple cores

It’s not the apple but the seeds that could poison your pet.

They contain deadly cyanide, which can induce seizures, hyperventilation, and even comas.

Bones

Give the dog a bone? Maybe not.

Bones can splinter and can become lodged or even puncture the digestive tracks.

Cooked bones, particularly, are a no-no, as they splinter more easily and small bones, like rib or chicken bones should also be avoided.

Milk and cheese

Dog tummies don’t produce the enzyme necessary to break down the lactose in dairy products, so too much will cause vomiting, diarrhoea or other digestive problems.

Yeast dough

If you happen to make your own bread, don’t leave the uncooked dough lying around.

Yeast dough will expand and release gases which, at the very least will cause a stink.

In the worst cases it will cause painful bloating in your pooch’s belly which could cause it to twist, and may lead to death.

This story was originally published by The Sun and is republished with permission.

 
 
 
 
By Jamie Rivera 04/19/2016 07:46:00
 
 

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