Most dogs tend to be voracious eaters. They will consume nearly anything if it is presented to them as food. Unfortunately, this can lead to serious problems on occasion; particularly if you are not fully aware of what substances are dangerous to canines. Let us take a look at a handful of foods that you should never feed your pet (1). You can therefor remain confident that the health of your furry one is never placed in jeopardy.

Garlic and Chives

Even in small dose, garlic and chives can lead to irritation within the digestive tract and it may cause damage to red blood cells.

Chocolate

Most of us are already aware that chocolate is dangerous for dogs. However, this is not because of the naturally occurring caffeine that chocolate contains. It instead arises from another substance known as theobromine. Theobromine has been associated with kidney failure.

Corn (if left on the cob)

While corn is fine to feed a dog, pieces of the cob can easily become lodged in the small or large intestine. Therefore, always be sure to remove the cob in advance.

Avocados

Avocados represent another lesser-known danger to mention. These plants contain a chemical known as Persin. Persin has been known to cause severe cases of diarrhoea and vomiting in dogs. Thus, avocados should be avoided at all costs.

The team at London K9 Training can provide you with even more helpful tips and tricks if you are curious about what treats are healthy for your dog. So, please contact a representative directly at your convenience.

Sources:

  1. https://www.battersea.org.uk/pet-advice/dog-care-advice/toxic-food-dogs