This is a very common question. What kind of “human food” can I give to my dog without make him sick? In fact, dogs are organically different from humans and we should keep in mind that many of our foods can be very pernicious to our best friends. Besides, never forget that if your dog have a disease you should talk to the Veterinarian before give him anything he isn’t used to eat. Here are the list of some foods you shouldn’t give to your dog:
What dogs can’t eat?
Chocolate contains methylxanthines, which are stimulants (caffeine and theobromine). Chocolate may cause gastrointestinal problems such as abdominal pain, diarrhoea and vomiting, as well as irregular heartbeat, seizures, and even kill your dog.
Milk and its by-products:
Milk contains lactose (milk sugar). Dogs don’t have the enzymes to break down this kind of sugar.
So, if a dog drinks milk, he might have gastrointestinal problems (vomiting, diarrhoea and others).
Grapes and raisins:
Dogs should not eat them. Grapes and raisins can be toxic to dogs and bring several problems such as kidney failure (which leads to death), vomiting, diarrhoea, dehydration and lack of appetite.
Your dog shouldn’t eat onions because they contain compounds that can be very dangerous to him. It might happen a big damage of the red blood cells. As a result, it might be needed a blood transfusion to save your pet.
Several parts of the avocado contain persin, a toxin that can harm the stomach and obstruction of the gastrointestinal tract. Avocado can also cause breathing complications to dogs.
The core of an apple contains cyanide (as well as the core of plums, peaches, pears and apricots). The effects might be, among others, difficult breath, hyperventilation, dizziness, seizures and collapsing. Your dog can even stay in coma.
It might become toxic after it ferment in a dog’s stomach. This produces alcohol in the stomach, which is toxic to dogs. Dogs may feel abdominal discomfort and vomiting. Besides, eating yeast dough can cause a lot of pain and might potentially lead to rupture of the stomach or intestinal tract.
Your dog should never drink alcohol, since it can lead to intoxication, as well as vomiting, seizures and death.
Macadamia nuts can be very pernicious to dogs because they might intoxicate them, causing gastrointestinal symptoms as vomiting, general weakness, tremors, hypothermia among others.
Garlic has some compounds that are highly toxic. Dogs will be tired and might have blood problems. A dog who eats garlic might need a blood transfusion.
Never give coffee or any other source of caffeine to your dog. Like chocolate, coffee has methylated xanthine, which leads to vomiting, agitation, heart palpitations and possible death.
Bacon is not a good choice to your dog. It is rich in fat, so can cause pancreatitis. It is a very serious disease, because it causes inflammation and the pancreas stop working.
These are only a few examples of food that humans can perfectly eat but that can be very harmful or even fatal to dogs. In case you have any doubt about if your dog can eat some food in particular, don’t give it to him until you talk to the Veterinarian.