Even 10 More Things You Should Not Feed Your Dog (Part 3)

 

Even 10 More Things You Should Not Feed Your Dog (Part 3)

It is so easy for dogs to get into common household items which can be very harmful for them. Remember dogs are scavengers by nature (mine is a canine garbage disposal) and will eat whatever they might find. Here is the third list of 10 Things You Should Not Feed Your Dog.

First and most importantly everything you feed your dog should be in moderation; yet, these are 10 food items that you should not give your dog.

Yes, I am sure that some dogs have eaten some of the above items and lived to tell about it. . .without harmful side effects. However, purpose of this article to help dog owners become aware of the items that should not be given to our beloved buddies and the reasons why! We believe it safest to err on the side of caution, that is why our lists are so stringent. Always, always check with your vet first!

  1. Alcohol
  2. Avocado
  3. Dyes
  4. Cheese
  5. Corn cobs
  6. Fat
  7. Grapes
  8. Lemon seeds
  9. Macadamia nuts

10.Moth Balls

Alcohol - alcohol can cause intoxication leading to coma and sometimes death

Avocado - Avocado leaves, fruit, seeds and bark contain a toxic principle known as Persin. The Guatemalan variety, a common one found in stores, appears to be the most problematic. Other strains of avocado can have different degrees of toxic potential

Dyes and other chemicals - just like human food, many foods contain dyes and other chemicals. BHA for instance, which is a frequently used synthetic antioxidant preservative is used to prevent food discoloration. BHA, at certain doses, has been observed to cause cancer at certain doses. It is unclear in small doses, yet since dog food is eaten daily, caution is advised.

Fat - fat trimmings can cause pancreatitis

Grapes - grapes and raisins contain an unknown toxin which can damage the kidneys. Grapes and raisins are not good for dogs, especially the smaller breeds.

Lemon seeds- The stems, leaves, peels fruit and seeds of citrus plants contain varying amounts of citric acid, limonin and oils that can cause irritation and possibly even central nervous system depression, if ingested in significant amounts. However, the consumption of one or two seeds here and there would typically not be expected to cause serious problems beyond perhaps minor stomach upset.

Macadamia nuts - these nuts contain an unknown toxin affecting the muscles, nervous and digestive systems.

Moth balls - are extremely toxic to dogs because they contain naphthalene which can cause seizures and tremors.

The fourth list of "10 things not to Feed Your Dog" will be coming soon.

Debbie Holte is a frequent contributor of articles regarding dog health to www.buddybeds.com. Buddy Beds are the ultimate orthopedic memory dog bed found only online.  Our mission is to improve the quality of life for our beloved animals.

Remember there are three things to look for in any company you purchase a dog bed - high quality products, products that will last and stand the test of time, and superior customer service.

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