It is important to know what your dog should NOT eat. If you watch the Australian show, “Bondi Vet,” you will know that many dogs come into his clinic in a sick condition. Many times, it is what they have eaten.
Avocado leaves, fruit, seeds and bark may contain a toxic which is a poison. Avocados go into human salads and not into your dog. If a dog eats an avocado, he or she may have problems breathing and even death.
Sometimes, kid eat raw bread dough – don’t ask me why, but if a dog eats it be prepared that the dough can expand in the dogs stomach and cause much pain.
Vets see really sick dogs around the Easter, Christmas and Halloween holidays. Even on Valentine’s Day, dogs can get fallen chocolate or chocolate that is left on the table. Dogs that eat chocolate can get seizures and death.
What IS NOT good for dogs are turkey skin, bones or turkey fat. Also, make sure that no onions have come in contact with the turkey since onions ARE toxic to dogs.
Candy, gum, toothpaste, baked goods, can cause in a dog’s blood sugar levels. This can seriously affect the dog’s liver and result in seizures. Eating chocolate with the nuts will make symptoms worse, possibly leading to death.
Grapes and raisins have recently been associated with the development of kidney failure in dogs.
Milk and Other Dairy Products
On a hot day, it may be tempting to share your ice cream cone with your dog. But if he could, he’d thank you for not doing so. Milk and milk-based products can cause diarrhea and other digestive upset, as well as set up food allergies (which often show up as itchiness).
It’s not a good idea to share salty foods like chips or pretzels with your dog. These can result in vomiting, depression and seizures and even death.
If Your Dog Eats What It Shouldn’t
It’s a smart idea to always keep the numbers of your local vet, the closest emergency clinic, and the Animal Poison Control Center — where you know you can find them in an emergency. And, if you think your dog has gotten into something toxic, call for emergency help at once.