When it comes to our dogs, most of us know that there are some foods that are off-limits. Although we love sharing tasty treats with our canine companions, there can be some troubling results. Some toxic foods for dogs may only cause mild digestive upsets, others can cause severe illness and even death.
Therefore it’s important that dog owners and dog lovers alike are aware of the consequences of feeding your dog whether it’s a something different at a special occasion or scraps from the dinner table.
Although dogs’ reactions will vary depending on their breed and weight, for the most part, there are specific foods that all dogs should not eat. This toxic food for dogs infographic from Greyhounds As Pets, outlines the most poisonous and harmful foods for our four legged friends.
The most well-known toxic food for dogs is chocolate. Chocolate contains caffeine and chemical theobromine which are both harmful for animals. A good rule to remember is the darker the chocolate, the worse it is for your pup. Did you know that bacon is highly toxic for your dog? Foods rich in fat such as bacon, can lead to pancreatitis. Once your dog has developed pancreatitis, their pancreases become inflamed and stop functioning correctly.
As any animal owner will know, it doesn’t matter how cautious you are, dogs are curious creatures. A lot of the time, pups will find and swallow something they shouldn’t.
According to the ASPCA, thousands of dog poisoning incidents happen each year. The most recent statistics revealed that their call centres handle about 375 telephone calls each day, that’s 137,000 calls per year! If you suspect your pooch has eaten any of the listed foods below, please note the amount ingested and contact your local vet. For more details on how you can keep loyal companion happy and healthy, let’s check out the infographic below!
Toxic Food For Dogs Info-Graph
Has your dog ever eaten any of these foods? Let us know in the comment section!