• October 11, 2018

Never Let Your Dog Eat These 5 Foods

Never Let Your Dog Eat These 5 Foods

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It’s widely known that dogs shouldn’t consume chocolate, but you may be surprised by these next 5 foods you should never let your dog eat. If your dog gets into them and displays unusual behaviour, you should head to your vet or emergency animal clinic immediately. Keep in mind this list is just a starting point for what you need to avoid feeding your dog. When in doubt, play it safe and keep your dog on a regular, vet-approved diet that fits their needs. A treat is never worth risking your dog’s wellbeing.


Consuming grapes can have serious complications for dogs. They should never be fed to your loyal companion, even in small quantities as a treat, given that they can cause a toxic reaction. While some dogs are more strongly affected than others, research has not found a link between grape toxicity and dogs of particular ages, sexes, or breeds. You should consult a veterinarian immediately if your dog eats grapes and displays any unusual signs such as lethargy, vomiting, or loss of appetite. Sudden kidney failure is possible, so it’s important to act quickly.


Just like people, many dogs are lactose intolerant. Levels of intolerance vary from dog to dog, but it’s always best to play it safe and avoid allowing your dog to consume cheese or other dairy products. Dogs can react poorly to dairy, resulting in intestinal upset. Beyond that, cheese can contain other harmful additions that may be overlooked, such as raisins and garlic. Skipping dairy products all together is the best bet for keeping your dog in good health.


We’ve mentioned garlic is harmful to dogs. Similarly, onions should never be fed to your dog. They’re toxic even in small amounts and come with the risk of making your dog seriously ill. Next time someone wants to give your dog the food off their plate, consider the hidden risks that come with it. If your dog displays signs of onion toxicity, such as weakness and upset stomach, you’ll need to seek help right away. However, it’s important to note long term issues may not be apparent until later in your dog’s life, including liver damage.


An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but consuming an apple core may lead your dog to require a visit to the vet. While they’re high in sugar, apple slices make a great treat for dogs that don’t have pre-existing health or obesity issues. Apple cores, on the other hand, contain cyanide in their seeds. If your dog accidentally eats a few seeds there likely won’t be any immediate repercussions. Over time, however, cyanide can build up in your dog’s system leading to health issues. Play it safe by sticking to apple slices in moderation instead.


If Xylitol sounds vaguely familiar, you may have noticed it in the ingredient list for gum, peanut butter, or other sugar-free products. Even small amounts can be fatal to dogs. Within half an hour of consuming food containing this additive, the negative effects may become apparent. Possible symptoms include weakness, confusion, seizures, vomiting, and many other serious causes for concern. Acting quickly can potentially save your dog’s life, so don’t hesitate to consult your vet.

Next time you give your dog a treat, we recommend sticking to the basics. Avoid table scraps and people food to keep your furry friend healthy and safe. If your dog has a habit of begging at the table, stealing food off the counter, or even opening your fridge and cupboards, reach out to us for behavioural training that’s customized to your specific situation. We understand how frustrating it can be to experience these scenarios, but we promise help is just a phone call away.

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