5 Foods That Can Harm Your Dog

While we love our dogs and like to share fun times, cuddle times, and sometimes even snacks with them, there are some foods that are not good for their stomach and digestive system. We all know some foods like chocolate are not good for dogs but there might some others in this list you weren’t aware of.

5 Foods That Can Harm Your Dog

  1. Chocolate
    The amount and type of chocolate varies in terms of its toxicity towards your dog. Grabbing an M&M might not affect your dog at all, but eating baker’s chocolate could be deadly. Chocolate is made from cocoa, and cocoa beans contain caffeine and a related chemical compound called theobromine. Theobromine can severely harm dogs.
  2. Xylitol
    The artificial sweeter often found in gum, baked goods, and candy can cause liver damage to dogs. It can also create a life-threatening blood sugar drop in dogs. Low blood sugar can develop in 10 to 15 minutes of ingestion and cause vomitting and loss of coordination.
  3. Grapes
    Grapes and raisins are harmful to dogs because it can cause kidney failure. One of the most serious problems of grape/raisin toxicity is acute kidney failure with lack of urine production.
  4. Alcohol
    Alcohol intoxication commonly causes vomiting, loss of coordination, disorientation and stupor. In severe cases, coma, seizures and death may occur. Beer, wine, and mixed drinks should be kept out of reach of dogs.
  5. Onions and Garlic
    Onions and garlic do damage to the red blood cells. Affected dogs may seem weak or reluctant to move, or they may appear to tire easily after mild exercise. Their urine may be orange-tinged to dark red in color.

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