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What Your Dog Can’t Eat?

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When you cook for your dog, remember these ingredients can not added into the meal or treat. 

  • Grapes or Raisins, can cause life-threatening renal failure in dogs. Even a very small amount can be toxic. 
  • Alcohol. A dog’s liver cannot metabolize alcohol and even a small amount can be very toxic. 
  • Chocolate. Chocolate contains theobromine, something dogs cannot process like humans can and which is therefore harmful.
  • Citrus. Citrus fruits and other products can cause gastrointestinal irritation and central nervous system depression. 
  • Seasoned Meats. Meat spices used to enhance flavors, such as onion powder, can be very toxic to dogs as they are often loaded with preservatives and artificial ingredients. 
  • Coffee and Grounds. Like Alcohol, caffeine-even in small amounts-can be toxic to dogs and adversely affect their central nervous system. This includes caffeine found in energy drinks, tea, coffee, chocolate, and coffee grounds. 
  • Avocados. The leaves, bark, and fruit of avocados contain persin, which is toxic to dogs. 
  • Sugar. Just like it does to us, sugar spikes a dog’s blood-sugar levels and offers no nutritional value for them, so it should be avoided. 
  • Grease. Consumption of excess fatty grease from high-fat-content foods can cause diarrhea and vomiting. 
  • Cooked Bones. I feed my dogs raw marrow bones all the time, as they’re excellent for their teeth and very nutritious. Never give your dog a cooked bone, however, since they can splinter and puncture the digestive system if swallowed. 
  • Macadamia Nuts. When even just a few are consumed, dogs can have a toxic reaction and experience an elevated heart rate, vomiting, and muscle tremors. 
  • Onions. The oils in onions contain an antioxidant that negatively affects hemoglobin in dogs’ red blood cells. 
  • Persimmons. The seeds in these fruits can cause inflammation in the intestines. 
  • Rawhide. Rawhide treats are loaded with preservatives and additives and can be highly indigestible to dogs. They can also be a choking hazard. 
  • Soy. Soy is not  readily digested by dogs and can cause gas and bloating. 

Suggested by HOME COOKING FOR YOUR DOG.

Author: barkloud

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