A few months ago, I wrote a post about what human foods you can give your dogs, and it was requested to me that I write a post about what they can’t have and to today I’m doing just that. I hope you and your pups enjoy and stay healthy.
Grapes and Raisins
Grapes and Raisins are a big no-no to use as dog food, and the reason behind it is that they have some toxic compounds that can cause rapid kidney failure and death.
In small amounts, it is ok but like in us human, foods that are high in salt it can lead to kidney failure so if you are sharing your salty snacks with your dogs make sure they drink plenty of water. Please note that some companies who make dog food use a lot of salt to preserve their product, so it is crucial to read the label before you buy the food that you will give to your pet.
Here is why you can never give chocolate to your fur babies. It contains theobromine and caffeine. That a dog’s digestive system can’t efficiently metabolize. Symptoms can be vomiting, diarrhoea and dehydration. These symptoms may lead to more severe complications, such as internal bleeding, muscle tremors, seizures, and death. A chocolate alternative for dogs is Carob.
Another big no-no human food that dogs can’t consume is the Macadamia Nut since it contains an unknown toxin that may lead to vomiting, muscle weakness, tremors, hyperthermia, and depression when dogs consume them, even in small amounts.
Not going to lie, I love researching and writing this kind of posts.