Here at Clover Vet, we know how much you love your dog. One of the veterinarian services we provide is advice for your dog’s overall health and well-being. That includes what they should and shouldn’t eat. In fact, one of the main causes of unexpected vet visits is the consumption of the wrong foods. Here are six foods that dogs shouldn’t eat:
- Alcohol: Alcohol can be dangerous for your dog. However, it takes a much smaller amount to affect a dog than it does for humans. Dizziness, vomiting, and breathing issues are just a few of the problems that alcohol can cause for your dog. They can even fall into a coma or die due to alcohol consumption. Watch where you leave your alcoholic beverages inside and outside your home.
- Coffee, tea, and other caffeinated products: You should also be cautious of where you leave glasses or containers of coffee, tea, soft drinks, chocolate, and other foods and drinks that contain caffeine. Caffeine can be deadly to dogs. Keep anything that contains caffeine out of reach of your dog.
- Avocado: Avocados are a healthy food for humans but not for canines. Don’t let your dogs eat avocados since they can cause indigestion and other digestive troubles, such as vomiting and diarrhea. This is because avocados contain persin, a chemical that is harmful to dogs.
- Grapes and raisins: These fruits are beneficial to humans’ health – but it’s the exact opposite for dogs. Make sure grapes and raisins don’t stay on the floor. If your dog eats them, they can lead to kidney failure. Even in a small amount, these fruits can cause your dog to vomit, become depressed, or feel sluggish.
- Onions and garlic: Onions and garlic add a delicious flavor to your food. But don’t let your dog eat garlic or onions in any form (raw, cooked, dehydrated, or powdered), as this can kill off a dog’s red blood cells and lead to anemia.
- Xylitol: Xylitol is a sugar alcohol that’s commonly used as a sweetener. It can lead to low blood sugar or liver failure in dogs. It can even cause your dog to experience seizures. Don’t let your dog eat any products that contain xylitol, such as toothpaste and candy.