5 Toxic Food For Your Pet Dog

Do you know which human foods can harm your dog? Have you been sliding harmful things from your plate accidently to offer your dog a special treat? As a responsible dog owner, you should be aware of which toxic foods for your pet dog. Some healthy food can be unhealthy food for your dog. This way, you can provide only healthy meals while keeping harmful ones safely out of reach.

While healthy, well-balanced diets for dogs can be produced using human food, it is critical to offer the proper ingredients. Learn which foods to avoid in order to keep your dog healthy and avoid poisoning. If you fear your dog has eaten a hazardous meal, get veterinary care right away.

5 Toxic Food For Your Pet Dog

1. Food contained Chocolate

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Who doesn’t love chocolate, right? You should know that chocolate and cocoa contain theobromine, a substance that can harm the heart, lungs, kidneys, and central nervous system. Caffeine, which is found in chocolate, can also be hazardous.

Pure baking chocolate is the most dangerous, although milk chocolate takes a higher concentration to be harmful. A 20-pound dog can be poisoned after swallowing around two ounces of baking chocolate, whereas over 20 ounces of milk chocolate would be required to inflict injury. Cacao bean mulch can potentially be hazardous if consumed.

Some of the symptoms that can be seen is as included:

  • Tremors
  • Seizures
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Irregular heart rate
  • Drunken gait
  • Hyperthermia
  • Coma

If your dog has consumed a toxic dose, your veterinarian may induce vomiting or pump the stomach (gastric lavage). Activated charcoal is commonly used in treatment, as is vigorous supportive care with fluid therapy and medicines.

2. Caffeine

Coffee Bean

Caffeine is chemically related to the toxin found in chocolate. It has the potential to harm the heart, lungs, kidneys, and central nervous system. Caffeine tablets, coffee beans and coffee, huge amounts of tea, and chocolate are all common sources of toxicity.

Common early symptoms are:

  • Restlessness,
  • Hyperactivity,
  • Vomiting
  • panting,
  • weakness,
  • drunken gait
  • increased heart rate,
  • muscle tremors,
  • convulsions.

If your dog has consumed a toxic dose, your veterinarian may induce vomiting or pump the stomach (gastric lavage). Activated charcoal is commonly used in treatment, as is vigorous supportive care with fluid therapy and medicines.

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3. Grapes and Raisins

Grapes and raisins can induce irreparable renal damage, which can lead to death. A 20-pound dog can be poisoned by as little as four to five grapes or raisins, while the exact deadly quantity is unknown. Sensitivity varies from dog to dog.

Signs of toxicity include:

  • vomiting,
  • loss of appetite,
  • diarrhea,
  • abdominal pain,
  • decreased urine production,
  • weakness,
  • drunken gait.

The onset of symptoms is usually within 24 hours (though they can start just a few hours after consumption).

4. Macadamia Nuts

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While macadamia nuts are not normally considered lethal, they can cause severe disease in your dog. The toxin itself is unknown, as is the mechanism of toxicity. Even a handful of nuts can have negative consequences on any dog.

Sign include:

  • Elevated heart rate
  • body temperature,
  • weakness,
  • depression,
  • muscle rigidity,
  • tremors,
  • vomiting

In most cases, dogs are treated symptomatically and recover within 24 to 48 hours. For dogs who become critically ill, in-hospital supportive treatment may be recommended.

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5. Fruit Pits and Seeds

Apple

Cyanide is found in apple seeds, cherry pits, peach pits, and plum pits. Vomiting, heavy breathing, apnea tachycardia, cardiac arrhythmias, coma, and skin irritation are among symptoms of cyanide poisoning. Antidotes are offered in some circumstances. Oxygen therapy, hydration, and supportive care are some of the other treatments available.

Note that the leaves, fruit, seeds, and bark of avocados contain persin, which can cause vomiting and diarrhea in dogs. Also, the fat content in each food is not healthy for dogs.

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