Pets

Nine ordinary foods that could kill your dog

Chocolate is the obvious one but others might surprise you.

We’re all guilty of feeding out dogs a bit of leftover food here and there.

But these are the foods you should never give them because they’re actually toxic to canines.

Take note!

  • Grapes: they’re known to cause kidney failure and can kill within three days.

  • Avocado: they contain a toxin called persin which can lead to an upset stomach, breathing problems and fluid build-up in the chest.

  • Chocolate: the caffeine and theobromine in chocolate is toxic to dogs and can cause death. The darker the chocolate, the more toxic it is.

  • Macadamia nuts: they can cause weakness or inability to walk, especially in hind legs.

  • Onions and garlic: onions contain a compound that damages red bloods cells in dogs.

  • Apple cores: it’s the seeds that are poisonous to dogs and can induce seizures and even comas.

  • Bones: bones can splinter and can become lodged or even puncture the digestive tracks.

  • Milk and cheese: their sensitive tummies don’t produce the enzyme necessary to break down the lactose so too much can cause vomiting, diarrhoea and even digestive problems.

  • Yeast dough: if you’re a baker, don’t let your dog have any of your uncooked dough. It can cause painful bloating in their belly.

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