It is sometimes hard to resist your pet begging at the table. You reach down and give the little buddy a treat not thinking whether it is good or bad for the dog. It is hard to accept but there are some dangers involved. Certain human food is very dangerous and should not be given to a dog at all. The trouble is that there are ingredients the canine digestive system cannot adequately handle.
The biggest culprit is chocolate. Dark chocolate in particular is dangerous. Ingestion can lead to irregular heart rhythm and muscle tremors. It can also result in death. Avocados contain persin. It can result in breathing difficulty and the pit, if accidentally ingested, can be a very serious obstruction in the intestines. Garlic can be toxic to certain breeds and will result in urinary problems. You might think that grapes are pretty harmless, but they’re very dangerous and so are raisins. A grape has compounds in its makeup that are like poison. Kidney failure is one of the major problems that will result from feeding a dog grapes or raisins. The caffeine in your coffee has Methylated xanthine. That helps give you a quick pick me up, but also stimulates hyperactivity in a dog’s nervous system. Restlessness alone is a minor problem which arises, but ingestion of caffeine may lead to heart palpitations within the animal. Even though people may think that bacon is a dog’s best delight, the fat in bacon may cause digestion problems.
All the problems center on the obvious difference in biological makeup between a dog owner and the pet. Humans are larger with well-developed digestive systems that are better constructed to handle the digestion certain foods. Even a large dog has a digestive system that can be very delicate and react adversely to the ingredients in certain foods. You have to be careful about those delightful snacks you give your canine pal. The wrong ones will set off a chain reaction that leads to a very serious tragedy. If your dog is showing adverse symptoms like vomiting after eating, you should contact your veterinarian’s office as soon as possible. The staff can tell you what you need to do in the instance that your dog is eating something dangerous. Take their advice seriously for the sake of your pet.
There are human foods that have the veterinarian seal of approval for your dog. If you like peanut butter you’ll find that your dog loves it. It has the right kind of fats along with protein and vitamin E. Carrots are good for bunny rabbits and are also great for dogs. These help teeth and have the right kind of fiber. Dogs respond well to eggs which are very easy to digest and the riboflavin and Selenium make them a real healthy choice. Oatmeal is recommended for humans to help with bowel irregularity problems. The same is true for an older dog, but you must be sure to cook the oatmeal first and not add any sugar. Cooked chicken is a great bit of human food for your dog. All these foods can be used as a snack treat. They also come in handy if you happen to run out of the regular dog food and you got a hungry animal staring up at you.
Those big brown eyes pleading at you for a taste of what you’re eating is more than cute and so hard to resist. All the same, you do have to say no to your pup if you happen to be eating a candy bar or popping raisins in your mouth. The smaller dogs in particular can react quickly to any adverse food in the system. We hate to think that what we eat is toxic for our dogs but that is simply the science of the matter. What you think is just being a nice owner can actually be a death sentence you accidentally inflict on the best friend in your life.
Your veterinarian is there to answer questions and a conversation about treats is well worth having with this professional. He or she can steer you in the direction of the kind of foods that are harmless to your dog. There are some very nutritious options you may not have known about before, and these are well worth using.