Pet parents know that our furry friends are no less than family for us. And of course, we love to share our food with them and treat them for being a ‘good boy/girl.’
However, do you know that sharing all your food with your doggo may not be a very good idea after all?
Although your dog will be very happy to receive the treats you give it, but not all food items are good for its health.
Here are 8 food items you should keep away from your pooch.
Think twice before giving your four-legged pal a sweet treat. Theobromine, which is present in most chocolates, may lead to vomiting, dehydration, diarrhea in dogs. In extreme cases, it may even lead to tremors, seizures and or become life-threatening.
If your doggo accidentally gulps up some alcohol, it may get really really sick. Alcohol can cause coordination-problems, diarrhea, coma, breathing issues and even prove to be fatal for dogs.
Unlike humans, dogs do not have the enzyme that is required to break down milk sugar in the body. Hence dairy products may end up causing diarrhea, vomiting or gastrointestinal diseases. Also, many dogs are lactose intolerant naturally.
Dogs are a lot more sensitive to stimulants like coffee. Hence, keep your tea and coffee out of the reach of your four-legged friend.
5. Raw food
A lot of people are of the view that giving dogs a diet rich in raw foods is a good idea. This includes items like raw eggs and meats. Apparently, the presence of bacteria like E.coli or salmonella in these foods can lead to food poisoning in dogs.
Persin, found in avocados, can cause diarrhea and vomiting.
7. Excessively salty food
Excessive salt is not good for your pet. It may lead to symptoms like diarrhea, bloating, seizures, high body temperature, etc.
8. Excessively sugary food
Too much sugar is not good for your health. And the same goes for your furry friend! Consuming excessive sugar may make your dog prone to issues like dental problems, diabetes, and obesity.