There are some everyday foods you are probably consuming and feeding to your dog which are unfortunately bad for him. Knowing these foods can help stop you from spending huge money at the vets.
Raw meat is controversial for a lot of pet owners. It’s a great source of protein, but it carries the risk of microbes and parasites like E. coli or, in raw poultry, salmonella. If you give raw meat to your dog, it is best to buy the highest quality possible and ensure that the ingredients are kept fresh.
Your pet could experience vomiting, diarrhoea, excessive thirst or urination, potential injury to the kidneys, and even death as a result of salt poisoning. Avoid putting salt in any food prepared for your pet and make sure you keep your table salt, paint balls, and sea water away from them.
Grapes are a simple healthy snack for humans, but they can be toxic to your dog. Eating them can make your pet vomit or lose his appetite. If your dog shows signs of diarrhoea, abdominal pain, depression, or tremors, thete is a possibility his kidneys are failing.
Be it cooked or raw, onions contain thiosulphate, a substance that causes the red blood cells of your dog to burst in a condition called haemolytic anaemia. Symptoms include diarrhoea, vomiting, breathlessness, and lethargy; and it may take as long as four days for them to become noticeable.
You also put your dog at risk if you give her certain foods that are made with onions. Examples of such foods include pizza or tomato sauce, which could trigger the same reaction.
Coffee and tea
any drink containing caffeine can give animals hypertension, abnormal heart rhythms, hyperthermia (increased body temperature), and seizures.
While a few laps of spilled coffee won’t poison your dog, ingesting moderate amounts of coffee grounds and tea bags can kill small dogs.
Keep your sweets and candy far away from your dog. Eating significant amounts of sugary, high-fat sweets can give dogs pancreatitis, even though symptoms may not show for two to four days. Be on the look out for decreased appetite, diarrhoea, lethargy, and abdominal pain.
Any kind of chocolate
Chocolate is the worst kind of candy your dog can eat because it contains theobromine, a substance similar to caffeine. Baking and dark chocolates have the highest levels of theobromine, but milk and white chocolate are also harmful to dogs.
As with caffeine, symptoms of chocolate poisoning include high blood pressure, tremors, and seizures.
Your pet can develop vitamin B deficiency, accompanied by seizures from eating raw fish regularly. The most toxic fish for dogs are salmon and trout. Raw salmon can host parasites infected with a bacteria called Neorickettsia helminthoeca, which can be fatal if not treated properly.