5 Foods That Could Cause Health Issues To Your Dog & Should Never Be Fed

Suruchi Patwary , 02 Jun 2020
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Making sure you feed your pupper the right things is so important! Their digestive system isn’t the same as humans. And so, even though we might think of a certain food as healthy, it could in fact do more harm than good to them. While we might be aware of a few such foods and ingredients that dogs just cannot have, like chocolate, half-knowledge is never enough. Consumption of some foods could even prove fatal for doggos. And so, if you’re a dog owner (or not) and wish to know more about these foods, then scroll down to read all about them.

1. Bacon

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Bacon By Africa Studio | www.shutterstock.com

Yes, bacon! In fact, all fatty foods like bacon should really not be fed to your dog. It can cause pancreatitis and major stomach issues. Dr. Danielle Bernal, a global veterinarian with Wellness Natural Pet Food explained the logic behind this to POPSUGAR in the simplest way.

Owners should also keep in mind that dogs have unique nutritional needs, and a small piece of bacon for them is the equivalent calorie amount to humans eating 13 pieces of bacon—that is no small treat!

2. Xylitol

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Sugar Free Gum Sugar Free Gum By Nor Gal | www.shutterstock.com

Xylitol can be found in most sugar-free candies and gums—it is a nonsugar sweetener. While humans can consume this without any danger, it is extremely toxic for dogs. So much so that if your pupper consumes it, it is advised to rush them to the vet immediately! Consumption of xylitol can cause seizures and hamper your dog’s liver. And so, it is only right to keep xylitol-containing foods, gums, and candies out of their reach. In case you find your dog’s breath minty, you should rush them to the vet asap!

3. Avocado

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Avocado By Larisa Blinova | www.shutterstock.com

Avocadoes are super healthy, but sadly that’s not the case when it comes to our furry friends. The skin, flesh and pit, all contain a toxin called persin, which is harmful to dogs when consumed. It can cause intestinal issues in dogs and they might need medications to help control the illness.

4. Raisins & Grapes

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Raisins & Grapes By knopka1228 | www.shutterstock.com

Again, doesn’t sound like a harmful food to us humans but definitely a big no for dogs! Consumption of raisins or grapes could prove fatal for dogs—as it causes serious damage to their kidney. Also, it has nothing to do with the amount of consumption, so even if your dogs give you puppy eyes, do not feed them even a single piece of these.

5. Garlic

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Garlic By Marian Weyo | www.shutterstock.com

I am a big garlic fan and it is super beneficial for human consumption. But for dogs, it actually damages their red blood cells. Garlic contains thiosulphate in it, which has a negative effect on the RBC’s and could also cause anaemia in dogs. Although once the thiosulphate is out of your dog’s system, they will feel better, it still should never be fed to dogs in the first place.

We know you love your dog very much and it’s so difficult to say no to them! But denying them certain foods will help them stay healthy and happy, which is the best-case scenario, noh? You don’t want your dog to suffer because they don’t understand what to consume and what to avoid. But you do! So, the next time you’re unsure if you can toss a little piece of what you’re eating to your dog, just google it or ask your vet. But do not feed your dogs just anything, even if it’s a tiny amount.

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