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It’s always tempting to give a loved one chocolate – but it can be one of the most hazardous foods for your dog as it contains caffeine and a compound called Theobromine (a diuretic and cardiac stimulant). This sweet ‘treat’ can cause your dog to have diarrhoea and vomiting, dehydration, abdominal pain, muscle tremors, irregular heart rhythm and seizures.
The answer to the question “Can dogs eat grapes?” is no. Do not, for any reason, attempt to feed your dog grapes, raisins, or fruit juices that contain grapes. Dogs are severely affected by the toxins that grapes produce should they consume them.
Anything from the onion family can cause gastrointestinal damage to dogs. So, the foods to avoid here are onions, chives and garlic
Avocado plants contain a substance called persin which is found throughout the plant in it’s leaves, seeds and fruit. It can cause vomiting and diarrhoea in dogs. So, don’t feed avocado to dogs and avoid the plant itself.
Caffeine can be fatal for dogs so avoid tea, coffee, chocolate and energy drinks. It can also be found in cold and flu medication so make sure that these are locked away safely.
Milk and milk-based products can cause diarrhoea and other digestive problems in dogs so best to avoid them. So, you should avoid giving dogs ice cream on a hot day and opt for cold water instead.
These are to be avoided due to the risk of the bones splintering which can cause many problems and in the worst cases could perforate their stomach.
Ingesting macadamia nuts or any foods containing them can make a dog sick. Eating these nuts can cause muscle shakes, vomiting, high temperature, and weakness in a dog’s back legs.
Any amount of yeast dough — no matter how little you think your pet has consumed — can be lethal. Get timely medical attention regardless of the amount ingested.