Do you want to spoil your dog or reward yourself for something? Then you'd better grab dog snacks or special dog biscuits. Even if we humans are happy about a piece of grape-nut chocolate or liqueur praline - they are taboo for dogs. Because things we like to snack on can be toxic foods for dogs.
Raw pork, onions and salt
Of course, your dog is also part of the family barbecue in summer! But be careful: if you eat too greasy or spicy food, your loyal companion will get diarrhea and other complaints. Dogs cannot tolerate most of the grill leftovers!
Onion essential oils contain sulfides. These substances destroy the dog's red blood cells and can cause anemia - this is life-threatening for your animal. The same applies to garlic. Salty foods are okay for healthy dogs from time to time - but only if they drink enough at the same time. If the dog still does not get well, go quickly to the vet.
Dogs with heart disease should never give too much salt to their diet. Generally, the dog's body has difficulty digesting spices. So do not feed your four-legged friend with inlaid grill steak - even if you want to make him happy.
Under no circumstances should you give dogs raw pork to eat; it can contain the Aujeszky virus. Although this is harmless to humans, it leads to inflammation of the brain and nerves in dogs and cats - with mostly fatal consequences.
Are nuts toxic to dogs?
As a rule, nuts are very healthy for humans because they are rich in healthy fats and protein ...
Avocado, grapes and nuts
Avocados also do not tolerate dogs because they contain persine. The poison can cause heart muscle damage in dogs and lead to death. Also be careful with grapes or raisins: they cause diarrhea and vomiting in the four-legged friends. Since they are toxic foods for your animal, kidney failure can even occur, so feed dogs with the fruits.
Nuts and chocolate are also taboo: nuts contain a lot of phosphorus - not exactly tolerable for dogs. Chocolate contains theobromine. It is very similar to caffeine and leads to vomiting, diarrhea and muscle tremors in dogs. The sweets so popular with us humans belongs to the "toxic food" category for the dog: in the worst case, chocolate causes seizures and can lead to death.
Milk, alcohol and caffeine
Dogs should generally only drink water. Alcohol and caffeine are absolutely toxic foods for the dog! Even a small amount of alcohol leads to vomiting, coordination problems, coma and sometimes death. Too much caffeine triggers restlessness, tremors, seizures and irregular heartbeat.
In addition to water, you can give your four-legged friend a little milk now and then - the proteins and vitamins it contains are also healthy for dogs. However, many dogs cannot tolerate the sugar in milk - in this case you can occasionally try it with lactose-free milk. In the guide "The 9 most dangerous foods for dogs" you will find an overview of the topic.
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