12 Treats You Should Never Feed Your Dog

September 2, 2020

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Some treats are more obviously bad than others. Pretty much everyone knows you can’t feed dogs chocolate but what about avocados, raw eggs, and corn on the cob? In this email, you’ll learn about the dangers of certain treats for your pupperino. Stay informed and keep your furry pal safe!

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Coffee/Caffeine

  • Dogs are more sensitive to caffeine than humans are. The ingestion of moderate amounts of coffee grounds, tea bags, or 1-2 diet pills can easily cause death in small dogs or cats.

Raw Eggs

  • Although raw diets are popular for dogs these days veterinarians don’t recommend raw eggs to be a part of that due to the chance of food poisoning from bacteria like salmonella or E. coli

Corn on the Cob

  • The danger here comes from the cob itself. Small amounts of corn will most likely not harm your furry friend. The cob however can easily be choked on or cause serious intestinal blockage if swallowed so it is best to not share this treat.

Ice Cream/Dairy

  • Some dogs are able to eat ice cream or dairy with no problem but many can be lactose intolerant just like humans. Others can be allergic, and there is a concern of obesity as ice cream has a lot of sugar and no nutritional value for your pup.

Chocolate

  • This one is the obvious one but in case you don’t know, chocolate can be fatal for dogs when they ingest too much. To give you an idea, 1/2 pound of milk chocolate would be poisonous to a 10-pound dog, so it would take about 2-3 milk chocolate candy bars to poison a 10-pound pup.

Alcohol

  • Alcohol has the same effect on a dog’s liver and brain as it does on a human’s, but a dog’s organs are smaller and more sensitive. Depending on the type of alcohol, how much, and the size of the pup, issues that arise can range from difficulty breathing, to a coma, and even death.

Gum

  • Gum and other candy that is sweetened with xylitol will cause issues such as liver failure in your doggo.

Grapes and Raisins

  • These may seem like harmless treats that everyone loves but they can be devastating to dogs. Vomiting and hyperactivity can be early signs of grape poisoning.

Macadamia Nuts

  • Just a few can cause muscle tremors, vomiting, fever, and rapid heart rate.

Salty Food

  • A potato chip or two isn’t going to hurt but large amounts of salt in your dog’s diet can cause tremors, fever, seizures, and death.

Onions and Garlic

  • Onions and garlic whether cooked, raw, dehydrated, or powdered cause a decrease in red blood cell counts leading to anemia in your dog and the possible need for a blood transfusion.

Avocado

  • Avocados have something called persin. Too much might cause vomiting or diarrhea in dogs.

We hope you have a fantastic week. Stay Safe, Live, Love, and Pet all the animals!

Love,

Jess & Lily

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