Some foods that are considered healthy for humans can be downright dangerous when it comes to your dog's metabolism. None of them are deadly, but they could still cause your pet great discomfort.
Let's get in position: you are having dinner and look down to see your dog looking at you with begging eyes. It probably wouldn't be the first time you give him some leftovers or some of what you are currently eating. However, although they sometimes seem more human than some people, there are some foods that should not be offered.
Although it is best to opt for dog food that veterinarians recommend, it is natural to want to give it something from time to time. That's fine, as long as you avoid using these foods.
1. Grapes and raisins. In large quantities, grapes and raisins contain toxins that could damage the kidneys of the dog or cause kidney failure.
2. Remains of food. The food we make at home usually contains a lot of fat. In humans, this type of food does not saturate the arteries (unless we abuse them), but your faithful friend can cause severe gastroenteritis.
3. Macadamia nuts. Macadamia nuts can cause weakness, vomiting, tremor and hyperthermia in dogs. Symptoms usually appear within 12 hours of ingestion and may last approximately 48 hours.
4. Milk and dairy products. Because pets do not have amounts of lactase (enzyme that breaks down lactose in milk), this type of food causes diarrhea or another digestive disorder.
5. The nuts like almonds or nuts, they contain high amounts of oils and fats. This can cause both vomiting and diarrhea, and potentially dangerous pancreatitis if they are abused.
6. Salty foods. Large amounts of salt can cause serious poisoning in your dog. Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, tremor, fever, seizures and, without being exaggerated, death. As such, avoid feeding your four-legged friend with snacks with a lot of salt such as chips, sausages or salt flavored popcorn.
7. Onions and raw potatoes. These vegetables are very dangerous for your dog. Its toxicity level is only diagnosed through clinical and microscopic confirmation of the bodies in the blood.
8. Raw meat and bones. Raw meat may contain bacteria such as salmonella and E.Coli. If this is already dangerous for humans, imagine what effects it can have on your pet. On the other hand, feeding your dog with raw bones may seem like a natural option. However, they are very dangerous for a domestic pet, as it could choke or suffer an injury if it gets stuck in the digestive tract.
9. Avocado. Avocado could be toxic to dogs because of a toxin called persina: a substance found in both bone and shell.
10. Candies or sweets. All sweets contain a sweetener called xylitol. It can cause the release of insulin in most species, which can cause liver failure. The increase in insulin also leads to hypoglycemia (very low sugar levels).
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The food stew was delicious, the meat of the stew I do not even tell you and what to say about those spaghetti (of which you always end up making a huge amount).
Your dog is not dumbIf I could talk I would be right, you just have to see the way you drool. But the truth is that the remains are not healthy for them: think about your body mass and that of your dog, you may be overweight. The fat in that food will not saturate your arteries (unless you abuse), but your four-legged friend can cause obesity problems, and this involves many risks to your health: heart and kidney disorders.
Human food usually contains a large amount of fat, so it can cause pancreatitis. In addition, the condiments that food can carry can cause severe gastroenteritis, ulcers, colitis.
2. Bones that splinter
"Nothing happens to my dog if I give him bones!"It depends on the bone. There are bones that splinter easily, including chicken and rabbit, and you have to avoid them at all costs.
Avoid offering small bones or those that splinter when broken, that can get stuck in your throat, produce stomach or intestinal perforation and even death.
What you can give him are the round bones of beef, such as those of the knee and hip, or with pieces of long bones like the marrow that serve as a toy and clean and strengthen his teeth.
Who has not seen one of these and has thought "I want one in my life"? Your dog has also thought about it.
Chocolate drives most dogs and people crazy, but it can be deadly for pets because it contains theobromine, an adrenaline analogue, and is a substance that can be dangerous for animal health and seriously compromise their vital functions.
It is estimated that as little as six grams per kilogram of dog weight It can cause an increase in the contractility of the heart, act as a powerful diuretic causing dehydration, affect the gastrointestinal system causing vomiting and diarrhea, cause ulcers in the gastric mucosa, affect the nervous system causing seizures, and sometimes death.
It can be highly toxic and become deadly. All alcoholic drinks contain ethanol, which is poisonous to dogs. If the dog consumes alcohol Symptoms such as behavior change, excitement, depression, breathing problems, excessive panting, the smell of alcohol in your mouth, and excessive urination may occur. They will get nervous and attack things, even hurting themselves. The only recommended liquid for your pet is water.
Video: Dr Vet Pancho Cavero explained why you should never give these products to your pet.
DR TV Tomás Borda was with our dear Dr Vet Pancho Cavero to talk about an important topic in the life of pets, such as their diet. Both made a list of products that are dangerous and can end your dog's life.
1. Dairy products: Dogs are lactose intolerant. It causes vomiting, diarrhea. These products can cause death to the smallest dogs.
2. Sausages: These foods are processed and produce bad indigestion, your stomach cannot metabolize these sausages.
3. The crowns of the choclos: Dogs are fascinated by crowns, this causes obstruction in their body, they start with vomiting and cannot defecate. It is recommended to close the trash well.
4. The chocolates: These are toxic and deadly to dogs.
5. Milk and dairy products
Your grandmother has always told you "give your dog some cheese and he will be your friend forever", and he is right. What your grandmother may not know is that most animal species become lactose intolerant as soon as they leave the stage of breastfeeding.
Most animals do not have the enzyme that is needed to dissolve milk sugar, and this can cause vomiting, diarrhea and other stomach problems.
Sunday night, you want to cook under minimum, you take out some ham and a little sausage, your dog puts on you eyes of a slaughtered ram. and you feel so sorry that you give him a piece.
In addition to being high fat, They are also very salty, which can cause serious stomach aches or other complications.
7. Onion and garlic
We all know that onion and garlic are very healthy and good for your health. for human health.
Onions, in any format (raw, cooked or powdered), are very toxic to dogs. They contain compounds that can cause damage to the dog's digestive system, which is unable to digest them. They can also lead to poisoning. The symptoms that the dog can show after the ingestion of onion and garlic are vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, and allergic reactions.
Onion consumption can also lead to hemolytic anemia in dogs.
No one in their right mind will give coffee to their pet, but as there are many strange people around the world it costs nothing to mention it.
It contains substances that stimulate the central nervous system and the cardiac system and in a few hours it can cause vomiting, hyperactivity, tachycardias and even death.
And how good is some avocado in the salad? Well, your pet does not suit: all avocado components are toxic. The toxic substance in avocado is called Persin. The symptoms observed are respiratory problems, enlargement of the abdomen and heart problems.
10. Grapes and raisins
How rich they are and how bad they are for animals. its consumption can lead your pets to suffer severe gastrointestinal damage, acute renal failure and even death. According to studies, approximately 1 in 3 dogs seriously affects the consumption of grapes. You can play it, the same does not affect your dog, but are you willing to bear the consequences if you do?
Be responsible: use veterinary drugs
And let's stop to talk, especially, about paracetamol. Your dog is old, has bone and joint pain. The same thing happens to your grandfather and he takes paracetamol, so you decide to give it to your dog.
This medicine is a poison for our dogs. Paracetamol poisoning in dogs occurs because the analgesic damages the liver and red blood cells. As a result, a dog poisoned by paracetamol can die from liver necrosis. It is estimated that 150 milligrams of paracetamol per kilo of the dog is the lethal dose. This means that two paracetamol tablets can kill your dog.
The veterinary industry has advanced and continues to advance by leaps and bounds. Many of the human medications have their veterinary version. Your pet is not a person, no matter how human it may seem: your immune system is different from yours, do not try to calculate the dose that you should give it taking into account only its weight. You can consult the veterinarian with a simple call, no need to make an appointment. A call can save your pet's life.
The chocolate It is one of the most common foods that can even kill a dog. Some substances present in cocoa can cause animal poisoning. Chocolate contains caffeine and theobromine, a substance that can cause great damage to the nervous system of dogs. Theobromine can also cause allergy, arrhythmias, seizures and increased blood pressure.
Dark chocolate is the worst, because it has a high percentage of theobromine.
If a dog eats a piece of chocolate, the main symptoms may be vomiting, dehydration, pain and / or nervousness. If this happens, call a veterinarian immediately. It depends on the amount consumed, the dog can go into a coma and die.
Dogs, like humans, can have lactose intolerance, we could say without mistake that most dogs are lactose intolerant. In addition to lactose, cow's milk fat can cause diarrhea in animals. In adulthood they do not need milk in their diet. The dog does not have the enzyme responsible for digesting lactose. Milk consumption can cause diarrhea, vomiting and other gastrointestinal problems. Although not lethal, milk can contribute to future diseases.
Like milk, its derivatives are also prohibited in dogs' diets. These fatty foods can cause gastrointestinal upset or in some cases even pancreatitis. The problem of cheese is the same as that of milk: sugar. Cheese and other dairy products can cause gas, diarrhea and vomiting, depending on the amount consumed.
Onion contains thiosulfate, which can cause dogs to develop anemia. Onion can damage the blood cells of dogs, which can leave animals very weak. If a large amount is consumed, the animal may need even a blood transfusion.
We talk about onion in large quantities or in your usual diet.
Never give spice food to your dog. Like onion, garlic can destroy the red blood cells in the animal's blood. The stronger the garlic, the more toxic it will be. It belongs to the same family as onion, but garlic is stronger, that is, the toxicity level is very high. The effects of garlic will not appear immediately. Over time, the dog's urine will be a color between orange and deep red. Garlic can cause anemia and kidney failure in some cases due to the loss of hemoglobin.
However, garlic is a great ally for human health as we tell you in the article: Garlic, a thousand and one benefits.
Grapes can be very toxic to dogs. There are cases in which the consumption of only 6 grapes would have caused acute renal failure in dogs. The chemical compounds that cause the poisoning of animals by the ingestion of grapes are still unknown. Grapes and raisins can cause acute renal failure. Symptoms vary between dogs. In general, they have vomiting, diarrhea and a lethargic state. Dogs are also slightly dehydrated and lack of appetite. The animal can die in 3 or 4 days.
A toxic substance called Persina can be found in avocados. The effects caused by this toxin may vary. Animals may have gastrointestinal problems, respiratory distress and mucus in the chest. Another problem may be the bone, since by its shape it can be easily swallowed by a dog.
Although many dogs may not be severely affected, they can cause stomach upset.
8. The heart of apples.
Most people do not eat the heart of apples, so in an oversight, the dog can eat it. Apple seeds contain cyanide, a substance toxic to animals. Some of the symptoms due to ingestion may have difficulty breathing, seizures, hyperventilation, shock and even coma.
9. Fermented doughs.
Keep your dog away from any type of dough that has yeast. This yeast will become toxic in your stomach. In addition to the toxicity of alcohol produced in the stomach, yeast can expand inside the stomach and in the intestines, a large amount of gases harmful to the digestive system can be produced. This will cause gastrointestinal problems, vomiting, abdominal discomfort and lethargy.
It's hard to believe that someone would give coffee to a dog, but if it happens, we know that caffeine can kill the animal. Coffee contains a stimulant called methylated xanthine. This substance attacks the nervous system, can cause vomiting, agitation, accelerates the heart and can cause the death of dogs.
11. Macadamia nuts.
Nuts are not healthy for dogs because of their high phosphorus content, which can lead to bladder stones. Walnuts are poisonous to dogs, as are macadamia nuts. Eating even a few macadamia nuts can be harmful, leading to vomiting, muscle pain, joint swelling and general weakness. Dogs that have eaten macadamias may experience hypothermia, dizziness, coordination problems, tremor and high fever.
Xylitol is a sweetener used in sugar-free gum and candy, added to sugar-free baked goods. Products containing xylitol are prohibited for dogs. Symptoms of xylitol poisoning include vomiting, lethargy, loss of coordination, erratic behavior, disorientation and seizures. Eating candy, gum, or baked food made with xylitol can cause a severe drop in blood sugar levels, resulting in liver failure.
17. Ice cream.
How it can happen to us, even our dogs can suffer from lactose intolerance. But, even if your dog does not have this problem, it is not a good idea to offer some ice cream to try because he might not refuse. In addition, the ice cream contains a lot of sugar and can contribute to the overweight of your four-legged friend, causing diabetes. The American veterinarian Tony Johnson, remember: how to fight obesity in your pet.
18. Sugar and sweets.
Sugar and sweets can be detrimental to our health and that of our dogs. A dog in the wild would never eat candy. The possible risks are related to the appearance of caries, diabetes and weight gain. It is always better to choose sugar free alternatives for our dogs. Candy sold without sugar contains xylitol, however, which can cause liver damage, with serious consequences.
19. Small bones.
Dogs are always willing to gnaw a bone, but pay special attention to small bones. Smaller bones, in fact, can cause respiratory and digestive problems. Dogs are at risk of suffocation and wounds or their digestive system. Try to avoid small bones to protect your health.
Tips to improve your dog's diet.
Finally we offer some tips for better feeding your dog:
- Avoid experiments when feeding the dog. When your usual meal suits you and covers your nutritional needs, changes are not recommended.
- Beware of what is offered as a reward or reward. The recommended products are specific and without excess.
- Ensure that the dog does not rummage in the trash, its intake can cause gastrointestinal problems.
And now I show you the video that I commented, where a veterinarian tells us about this list and according to his experience, everything is created to frighten you and that you do not give your dog any food other than balls.
The truth is a topic to debate widely and where there will be diversity of opinions and cases.
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