FOOD THAT DOESN'T BELONG TO THE DOG BOWLS

In many households, a dog's life is synonymous with a warm bed, walks and something good for the teeth. In short, we like to pamper our pets. Sometimes we even share our own dinner with them. But as they say, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Human food can upset our dogs' digestion, increase body weight in an undesirable way in the long term, and some foods can seriously harm dogs. Which ones are they?

Among the notorious ones are chocolate, caffeine, alcohol or raw dough with yeast. One square of chocolate will certainly not harm your dog in any way. But the danger grows with the amount.

Grapes are often associated with kidney failure, although it is not entirely clear which contained substance causes these problems. Symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea or lethargy usually appear within twelve hours. Don't even share an avocado with your dog. The consequences would probably not be as terrible as after eating raisins, nevertheless, this fruit can cause harm.

Onions, chives, scallions, leeks or garlic can also seriously harm a dog's health. The danger also lies in the fact that garlic poisoning will manifest itself only after a few days. One of its signs, in addition to fatigue and lethargy, is orange-colored urine. Akita and Shiba-inu breeds are particularly sensitive to these foods.

If you like to crack nuts while watching TV and share with your canine friend, you better watch out. Definitely do not feed your dog macadamia nuts and almonds. And with the others, you'd better save money. Nuts are rich in fats, which in large quantities are not good for both humans and dogs. It's the same with salt - it's better to keep salted nuts only for yourself. Also, deny your pet sweets. Ice cream, candy or a piece of dessert will do less harm if you eat it alone. Also avoid cinnamon, which is bad for dogs.

Save or avoid tomatoes and potatoes in your dog's diet. You should also handle mushrooms very judiciously.

Despite the widespread notion, even boiled or roasted bones do not belong in a dog's bowl. Never give them to your dog, even if he is used to barf. The heat treatment changes the structure of the bone, which then splits into sharp fragments in the body that can damage the intestines. The bones left over from Sunday lunch therefore always belong in the bin (they are not even thrown into the compost).

Just like human health, dog health is very individual. Therefore, watch out for symptoms of allergies, for example. If you suspect a food intolerance or even poisoning, consult a veterinarian as soon as possible and carefully monitor any symptoms or unusual behavior.


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