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Many people believe that dogs can eat anything. They cannot, however, tolerate a wide range of things. It can be completely ordinary everyday products that we eat with pleasure for us humans. These foods, however, can have serious consequences for your dog's health. Sometimes it is only temporary, but other times it can have long-term consequences. As a result, it is critical that you consider what you feed your dog. In this post, we will discuss what foods your dog should not eat and the consequences if an accident occurs.
Certain vegetables and fruits
There are several vegetables and fruits that your dog will not eat. However, there are no common consequences if your dog ingests it. These are very specific vegetables and fruits, and depending on the type, your dog's body will react differently.
Avocado is toxic to dogs. This is true for both the fruit and the entire plant, if you have one. Avocado contains a lot of persin, especially the leaves. If your dog consumes too much avocado or consumes plant parts, he or she may develop mastitis and heart failure. However, relatively large quantities will result in this. In the vast majority of cases, eating avocado or parts of the avocado plant will result in vomiting and diarrhea.
Onions and garlic
Onions and garlic are both inedible to dogs. This holds true whether it is consumed raw, cooked, or ground into a powder. What exactly can be harmful for dogs when they consume onions or garlic is still unclear. However, some studies have indicated that giving your dog onions or garlic can result in a reduction in red blood cells.
Vomiting and diarrhea are common symptoms of onion or garlic consumption. This can result in stomach pain and loss of appetite. The symptoms may last for several days. There is also the possibility that they will worsen. Your dog may have breathing issues due to rapid breathing.
Corn on the cob
Corn on the cob should not be given to dogs since it poses a choking risk. Dogs have trouble digesting corn, which can result in intestinal obstructions if consumed. Additionally, if a dog tries to chew on the cob, it could harm their teeth and gums. If you want to feed your dog corn, make sure to cook it and remove the cob first. For dogs, cooked corn is easier to digest.
Keep a tight check on your dog whenever he roams the garden if you have a lovely, big bed of rhubarb there. Both rhubarb and the leaves of the rhubarb plant are toxic to dogs. Rhubarb can have an impact on red blood cells, just as onions and garlic. However, your dog gets severely poisoned by rhubarb, namely the leaves.
The leaves of rhubarb contain oxalic acid, which is toxic to dogs. If your dog consumes large amounts of rhubarb leaves, it may die in the worst-case scenario. If you have a dog that is allowed to roam freely in the garden, you must pay special attention to your rhubarb bed. If you want to be safe, you might want to put a fence around the rhubarb bed.
Raw potatoes and plant
Toxic alkaloid solanine, which can be dangerous to dogs if consumed, is present in potato plants, so dogs should be kept away from them. Dogs who have consumed too much solanine may experience vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, confusion, and in severe cases, seizures and even death.
The nervous system of the dog may also be impacted, which may result in convulsions, difficulty breathing, and excessive salivation. As a result of the symptoms, your dog can eventually pass out. Therefore, keeping your dog away from the potato bed and potato fields is a really smart idea.
There are numerous varieties of mushrooms. There are some varieties that are poisonous to humans as well as to dogs. There are, however, far more mushroom species that your dog will not tolerate. Different mushroom species can have varying degrees of impact on the dog.
Some mushroom species are not recommended for dogs because they can cause unpleasant symptoms. Other types of mushrooms are highly toxic to your dog and, in the worst-case scenario, can be fatal. To be on the safe side, it is best to avoid giving mushrooms to your dog.
Potatoes and tomatoes have a lot in common. They both come from the family of night shadows. This indicates that tomatoes and the tomato plant contain both solanine and alkaloids. Therefore, the plant's stem, leaves, and unripe tomatoes are toxic to your dog.
Ripe tomatoes have a far lower concentration of harmful chemicals than unripe tomatoes. Nevertheless, it could be a good idea to stay away from them since your dog might get a taste for them and then start consuming the tomato plant or unripe tomatoes. The signs are identical to those of uncooked potatoes.
Grapes and raisins
For your dog, raisins and grapes pose serious risks. What exactly about it dogs can't tolerate is still unknown. When a dog consumes grapes or raisins, an unknown toxin poisons it.
The unique aspect of grapes and raisins is that not all dogs react to the toxins found in the fruits. Some dogs are resistant to the toxins and will not be poisoned. However, it is impossible to predict whether or not your dog will be resistant to the toxins. As a result, you cannot test it. It is therefore advised that you do not feed grapes or raisins to your dog.
It only takes a small amount of grapes or raisins for your dog to be affected. Vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, cramps, increased urge to urinate, and desire to drink are some of the symptoms. These are merely symptoms. A lot more happens inside the dog's body. The vast majority of the time, this will result in kidney damage, which can be fatal to your dog.
Certain types of meat and other protein sources
We've gone over the various fruits and vegetables that can be harmful to your dog's health. Although dogs are carnivores, they cannot tolerate certain types of meat and protein sources. In this section, we've gathered a variety of examples.
Cuts of fat
Many people are tempted to put various fat trimmings in the dog bowl. However, this is a terrible idea. Your dog is unlikely to be accustomed to having to digest such fatty food. If you feed your dog fat trimmings or very fatty food, he or she is more likely to get diarrhea or vomiting.
Dogs can digest fats, but too much can cause stomach upset, diarrhea, and other digestive issues. Furthermore, fatty cuts of meat may be high in saturated fats, which can contribute to the development of health issues like obesity and pancreatitis.
In the worst-case scenario, an inflamed pancreas can render your dog unconscious. Avoid feeding your dog fatty liver pâté, duck fat, marrow, and other fat trimmings.
Egg whites are intolerable to your dog. However, in this case, we are referring to raw egg whites. Aviterin is present in raw egg whites. This chemical prevents the body's absorption of vitamins in dogs. Instead, they are eliminated together with the feces. As a result, your dog will be vitamin deficient, which could eventually hurt him.
For the health of dogs, vitamin B is particularly crucial. The growth and coat of your dog are impacted by the biotin it contains. Your dog may lose its fur and have stunted bone growth.
Giving your dog an entire egg as opposed to only the egg white could be an alternative method. Biotin deficiency in the egg white can be made up for by the yolk's higher biotin content. A dog can typically handle eating raw eggs. However, you need to be mindful that salmonella contamination might occur.
Certain nuts and seeds
Dogs can be poisoned by a variety of nuts, seeds, and fruit stones. This is not true for all types. Here are some examples of which you should avoid with your dog.
Nuts commonly contain high levels of phosphorus, which can be toxic to your dog. Many people believe it can cause bladder stones. If your dog consumes walnuts, he may experience a variety of symptoms. Vomiting and diarrhea can occur, as well as lethargy, cramps, increased saliva production, and yellow eyes and gums.
The danger with walnuts is that they frequently contain some kind of fungus or mold. When they come into contact with liquid, they can release a toxic substance that is extremely dangerous to your dog; poisoning your dog can be fatal in the worst-case scenario.
Phosphorus, which can cause bladder stones, is abundant in macadamia nuts. However, macadamia nuts are not as dangerous as walnuts because they are not as susceptible to fungi and molds, which can be harmful to your dog. However, if your dog consumes macadamia nuts, he may become very ill. Muscle weakness, tremors, and paralysis are common symptoms..
Nutmeg can be harmful to your dog. It contains a compound known as myristicin which can have an effect on your dog's nervous system, causing him to hallucinate and have seizures. Your dog may also experience an increased heart rate and stomach ache.
The symptoms usually subside after a few days. As a result, the risk of your dog suffering from permanent pain is low. However, nutmeg or food containing nutmeg should be avoided because it can be an unpleasant experience for your dog.
Kernels from persimmons
Giving your dog whole persimmons should be avoided. It is unable to tolerate the fruit's seeds. If your dog consumes kernels from a persimmon fruit, they may cause intestinal blockage. It can be excruciatingly painful for your dog.
If a blockage occurs in the intestinal system, it has the potential to develop into an intestinal inflammation. This is usually accompanied by vomiting and diarrhea. It could also contain blood. Furthermore, your dog may become more lethargic, develop a fever, and experience severe pain.
Apple cores, plum cores, cherry stones and apricot stones
There are many seeds and stones that you should avoid giving your dog. The fruit is not necessarily dangerous. The cores or stones, on the other hand, can be hazardous to your dog. This is due to the presence of cyanide, which is toxic to dogs, in apple cores, plum cores, cherry stones, and apricot stones. Poisoning can be fatal in large quantities.
Chocolate contains theobromine, which is highly toxic to dogs. Dark chocolate in particular is a major offender. Theobromine levels are higher in dark chocolate. There are several signs that your dog has been poisoned by chocolate. It may take a few hours for your dog to react to the poisoning.
Heartbeats may be irregular and rapid. In some cases, an irregular heartbeat can lead to a fatal blood clot in the heart. The bromine in chocolate can also cause stomach and intestine irritation. It can cause bleeding, which can be fatal to your dog.
If your dog has epilepsy, the chocolate may cause him to have a seizure. When consuming chocolate, there are numerous unpleasant and potentially fatal side effects. As a result, you must make a point of never giving your dog any chocolate.
Coffee, tea and other caffeinated products
Caffeine is harmful to dogs. It can be extremely toxic to them. Caffeine can be found in coffee, tea, soft drinks, energy drinks, and other beverages. It is also present in tea leaves and coffee grounds. It's also not something your dog should get his paws into.
Caffeine is hazardous to dogs because it has a strong effect on the central nervous system and the heart. This can make your dog agitated, cause an irregular heartbeat, and/or cause him to vomit. It is possible to die from severe poisoning. This is something that can occur fairly quickly. As a result, you must avoid giving your dog anything containing caffeine.
It goes without saying that alcohol is toxic to dogs. Alcohol poisoning is extremely dangerous for your dog and can occur in more ways than just drinking alcoholic beverages. Alcohol poisoning in your dog can cause vomiting, liver damage, and heart damage, just like it does in humans. However, due to their small size, the consequences will have a slightly greater impact on your dog.
Your dog is allergic to yeast and yeast-containing dough. The yeast can cause a chemical reaction in the stomach, which can lead to alcohol poisoning. The concentration of yeast in yeast dough is not nearly as high, which can cause digestive problems, including damage to the stomach and intestines.
If your dog consumes large amounts of raw dough, the dough will rise in the stomach and cause alcohol poisoning. If your dog consumes pure yeast, the concentration will be higher, increasing the risk of alcohol poisoning.
Fruit that has fallen in the garden for an extended period of time can begin to ferment. There is a risk of alcohol poisoning if your dog eats these fermented fruits. Overripening occurs when fallen fruit is left on the ground in the garden. This is what causes the fermentation process, which can result in alcohol poisoning if your dog consumes large amounts of fermented fruits. As a result, keep an eye out for any fallen fruit in the garden that needs to be removed before your dog eats it.
Dogs are far from being human
Our research has led us to a number of items that, while appearing perfectly normal to us humans, can be devastating to your dog. Additionally, you need to understand that there is a huge difference between what your dog cannot endure and what is clearly harmful for it.
We attempted to include as much information as possible in this post. It is, however, not an exhaustive list. As a result, your dog may be allergic to a number of things. You should also be aware that every dog is unique. As a result, there may be some things that your dog cannot tolerate but that your neighbor's dog can.