He may beg, but stay strong: Feeding your pup certain dinner scraps can lead to all kinds of health issues — and, in some cases, even death. When it comes to from-the-table treats, skip these altogether.
You may love guac, but your dog will not. Avocados contain a toxin called persin. Dogs can develop an upset stomach, breathing difficulties, and fluid buildup in the chest after eating an avocado. Also, the pit is slippery and can easily be swallowed by a dog.
2. ONION AND GARLICK
Garlic is part of the onion family, so it's another no-no for dogs. Similar to the effects of onions, dogs will become more lethargic after eating garlic and may need a blood transfusion.
You've probably already heard that chocolate is bad for your dog, and the common belief is true. The caffeine and theobromine in chocolate is toxic to dogs, and can cause vomiting, dehydration, seizures, and death among other negative side effects. While all chocolate is dangerous for dogs, darker chocolate is the most toxic with white chocolate being the safest.
5. MACADAMIA NUTS
8. SUGARLESS GUM
9. GRAPES AND RAISINS
The severity of symptoms vary between dogs, but grapes have been known to cause kidney failure. Kidney failure can cause death in three to four days.
Since raisins are just dried grapes, they have the same toxic effects on dogs. Raisins can cause dehydration, vomiting, and kidney failure in dogs who eat them.
10. YEAST DOUGH
11. APPLE CORES
Be extra careful not to leave apple cores lying around if you have a dog. Apple seeds actually contain cyanide, which can induce seizures, hyperventilation, and even comas in dogs.
13. COFFEE, TEA, OTHER CAFFEINE
Watch out for coffee and tea, even the beans and the grounds. Keep your dog away from cocoa, chocolate, colas, and energy drinks. Caffeine is also in some cold medicines and pain killers. Think your dog had caffeine? Get your dog to the vet as soon as possible.
14. PERSIMMONS, PEACHES, PLUMS
The problem with these fruits is the seeds or pits. Seeds from persimmons can cause problems in a dog's small intestine. They can also block his intestines. That can also happen if a dog eats the pit from a peach or plum. Peach and plum pits also have cyanide, which is poisonous to people and dogs. People know not to eat them. Dogs don't.
It’s not a good idea to share salty foods like chips or pretzels with your dog. Eating too much salt can make your dog seriously thirsty. That means a lot of trips to the fire hydrant and it could lead to sodium ion poisoning. Symptoms of too much salt include vomiting, diarrhea, depression, tremors, high temperature, and seizures. It may even cause death.
If Your Dog Eats What She Shouldn’t