Danger,Danger! 10 things that are a big No No for your pet!

Chocolate, Macadamia nuts , avocados…sounds delicious ..haaan ;)?

But as delicious they sound,more dangerous they are for your animal companions.. 😉

Here’s a list of 10 things which your pet needs to avoid eating to be in the best of their health:

photolibrary_rf_photo_of_sad_dog_and_guacamole             Avocado

No matter how good you think the guacamole is, you shouldn’t give it to your dog. Avocados contain a substance called persin. It’s harmless for humans who aren’t allergic. But large amounts might be toxic to dogs. If you happen to be growing avocados at home, keep your dog away from the plants.

                                                   Alcohol

jiu_rf_photo_of_sad_dog_and_beerBeer, liquor, wine, foods containing alcohol — none of it’s good for your dog. That’s because alcohol has the same effect on a dog’s liver and brain that it has on humans. But it takes far less to do its damage. Just a little can cause vomiting, diarrhea, central nervous system depression, problems with coordination, difficulty breathing, coma, even death. And the smaller the dog, the greater the effect.

jiu_rf_photo_of_sad_dog_and_onions                        Onions and garlic

Onions and garlic in all forms — powdered, raw, cooked, or dehydrated — can destroy a dog’s red blood cells, leading to anemia. That can happen even with the onion powder found in some baby food. An occasional small dose is probably OK. But just eating a large quantity once or eating smaller amounts regularly can cause poisoning.Symptoms of anaemia include weakness,vomiting,little,interest in food,dullness, and breathlessness

                                               Coffee, Tea, and Other Caffeine

getty_rm_photo_of_dog_watching_coffeeCaffeine in large enough quantities can be fatal for a dog. And, there is no antidote. Symptoms of caffeine  poisoning include restlessness, rapid breathing, heart palpitations, muscle tremors, fits, and bleeding. In addition to tea and coffee – including beans and grounds — caffeine can be found in cocoa, chocolate, colas, and stimulant drinks such as Red Bull. It’s also in some cold medicines and pain killers.

jiu_rf_photo_of_sad_dog_and_grapes              Grapes and Raisins

Grapes and raisins have often been used as treats for dogs. But it’s not a good idea. Although it isn’t clear why, grapes and raisins can cause kidney failure in dogs. And just a small amount can make a dog ill. Repeated vomiting is an early sign. Within a day, the dog will become lethargic and depressed. The best prevention is to keep grapes and   raisins off counters and other places your dog can reach

             Milkjiu_rf_photo_of_sad_dog_and_ice-cream and Other Dairy Products

On a hot day, it may be tempting to share your ice cream cone with your dog. But if your dog could, he would thank you for not doing so. Milk and milk-based products can cause diarrhoea and other digestive upset, as well as set up food allergies (which often manifest as itchiness

                                           Chocolate

 Most people know that chocolate is bad for dogs. The toxic agent in chocolate is thphotolibrary_rm_photo_of_sad_dog_and_chocolateeobromine. It’s in all kinds of chocolate, even white chocolate. The most dangerous kinds, though, are dark chocolate, chocolate mulch, and unsweetened baking chocolate. Eating chocolate, even just licking the icing bowl, can cause a dog to vomit, have diarrhea, and be excessively thirsty. It can also cause abnormal heart rhythm, tremors, seizures, and death.

     

jiu_rf_photo_of_chihuahua_wanting_pretzelSalt

It’s not a good idea to share salty foods like chips or pretzels with your dog. Eating too much salt can cause excessive thirst and urination and lead to sodium ion poisoning. Symptoms of too much salt include vomiting, diarrhoea, depression, tremors, elevated body temperature, and seizures. It may even cause death

       

                                         

   Sugary Foods and jiu_rf_photo_of_dog_wanting_cupcakesDrinks

Too much sugar can do the same thing to dogs that it does to humans. It can lead to obesity, dental problems, and possibly the onset of diabetess           

          

jiu_rf_photo_of_sad_dog_and_raw_meat            Raw Meat and Fish

Raw meat and raw fish, like raw eggs, can contain bacteria that causes food poisoning. In addition, certain kinds of fish such as salmon, trout, shad, or sturgeon can contain a parasite that causes “fish disease” or “salmon poisoning disease.” If not treated, the disease can be fatal within two weeks. The first signs of illness are vomiting, fever, and big lymph nodes. Thoroughly cooking the fish will kill the parasite and protect your dog.

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