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10 things the dog shouldn’t eat

Poisoning dogs can not only come from poison bait, because the dangers often lurk in your own four walls. In addition to poisonous garden and houseplants, these 10 foods, among others, are poisonous for dogs.

No matter how cute your dog may be, stay firm and don’t give in when he begs for food that is unsuitable for him! In an emergency, poisoning can even be life-threatening for the dog.

1. Chocolate

Our popular nerve food is an absolute no-go for dogs. The substance theobromine contained in cocoa is poisonous for animals. In puppies and small dogs, even a small dose poses a significant risk.

Symptoms of poisoning are restlessness, vomiting, diarrhea, and a high pulse. Seizures and even respiratory failure can be the fatal consequence of eating chocolate.

Chocolate is unhealthy for dogs. ©

2. Grapes and raisins

The oxalic acid found in grapes and raisins causes acute kidney failure in dogs. Depending on the breed of dog and predisposition, consumption can even be fatal. Poisoned dogs stand out due to lethargy and vomiting.

3. Onions

Onions have a toxic effect on the dog’s body from five to ten grams per kilogram of body weight. It’s because of the sulfuric acid that destroys your red blood cells.

Dogs that have nibbled on an onion show symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, bloody urine, and an increase in heart and respiratory rates.

Onions are taboo for dogs. ©

4. Garlic, wild garlic and chives

It is very similar with various types of leek of the genus Allium. Here, too, the dog becomes anemic because the hemoglobin of the red blood cells is attacked and destroyed.

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The dose and weight of the dog in question will determine how strong the poison is. The symptoms are very similar to those of onion poisoning.

5. Avocados

This trend fruit is absolutely not for a dog’s stomach. The persin contained in avocados has a negative effect on the dog’s organism and can manifest itself through diarrhea or vomiting.

The large core of the fruit should never be used for chewing or playing: there is an acute risk of suffocation!

Pretty but dangerous: Avocados are poisonous for dogs. ©

6. Coffee

Restlessness, tremors, seizures, overheating combined with vomiting, diarrhea and cardiac arrhythmias are the consequences of poisoning the dog with coffee.

The ingredient methylxanthine in caffeine affects the animal’s nervous system and in the worst case scenario can lead to death.

7. Alcohol

Even if many see it as a stimulant, alcohol is a cell poison and therefore extremely toxic for our four-legged friends. If a dog comes into contact with alcoholic beverages, it can suffer from chronic liver and kidney damage. Vomiting, shortness of breath, and seizures are signs of alcohol intoxication.

Alcohol is especially dangerous for dogs. © Ionina

8. Raw beans

Attention! Beans are only edible for the dog when cooked. Raw they are highly toxic due to the contained phasin toxin.

This substance causes the red blood cells to stick together when the dog is served raw beans. The consequences: abdominal cramps, swelling of the liver and fever.

9. Poultry bones

Two dangers arise from bones: On the one hand, poultry bones in particular can split very easily and injure the dog’s mouth, throat or stomach.

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On the other hand, there may also be poisoning from permanent bone feeding, which manifests itself as constipation. Therefore, you should refrain from giving your dog bones from your leftover food.

A chewing bone made for dogs is harmless. ©

10. Milk

Many dogs do not tolerate the lactose contained in milk well. This is why some four-legged friends are sensitive to milk or foods that contain milk. Milk products therefore in some cases cause vomiting, diarrhea and gas in dogs.

Food that we can eat can quickly become dangerous for the dog. Therefore, you should know exactly what the dog is really allowed to eat.