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Foods That are Toxic to Dogs – 5 Items to Keep Away

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What foods are toxic to dogs?

Burnt brown balls typical of dog food bought in giant bags are appetizing to some dogs. However, most dogs love to get their paws on human food. Some dog owners make fresh food for their dogs from scratch, and their pups love it. Others feed leftovers or give them a bite to eat when they’re eating. But some foods are toxic to dogs. keep these foods away from dogs. This means even if you’ve given your dog these before and they didn’t exhibit any symptoms of toxicity that you noticed. Consumption of these foods can possibly be fatal. Always be sure to take your dog to the vet if your dog has eaten any of these.

So what foods are toxic to dogs? Here’s a non-exhaustive list of everyday food that is toxic or poisonous to dogs:

  1. Chocolate: chocolate is a huge no-no. It contains a stimulant called theobromine which can cause kidney failure. It is a food that is not safe for dogs.
  2. Macadamia Nuts: macadamia nuts are unsafe food for dogs. They contain a toxic that can affect your dog’s muscles and nervous system.
  3. Avocado: avacados are poisonous food for dogs, and contain a substance called Persin that can cause vomiting and diarrhea in dogs.
  4. Alcohol: you may think its funny to get your dog drunk, but alcohol not only causes intoxication in dogs similar to humans, but it can also lead to sickness, diarrhea and central nervous system damage in dogs
  5. Onions: onion toxicity occurs in dogs when they eat more than 0.5% of their own body weight, according to research published in August 2001 by the Veterinary Technician. So, while they can eat a fairly large amount of onions before it becomes truly dangerous, it is better to stay on the safe side and avoid feeding your dogs onions altogether.

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