We’ve all had that moment when we find our dog chewing on something that they picked up when we thought we were watching closely. They are fast and they smell things we can’t even see. That’s when you reach in and pull it out without even thinking of the potential repercussions of sticking your hand into a very well toothed mouth to take something that they want. You just do it, because you know that they may be consuming something dangerous. What we often don’t realize is that the foods we eat can be the most dangerous foods for dogs.
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Everyone knows not to give their dog chocolate, but what else should we avoid? How do these foods affect our doggos? What symptoms should we look for?
I am neither a veterinarian nor a medical professional. The information in this article has been researched and sourced at the end of the post. All medical issues or questions regarding your pet’s health or symptoms should always be brought to the attention of your veterinarian for clarification, assessment, advice and treatment.
Below is a list of 10 of the most dangerous foods for dogs, some symptoms to watch for and the potential outcome:
The best option is to refrain from giving our pups leftovers and samples from our plates. Even the ingredients we don’t see can be life threatening. Choose healthy foods and treats for your dogs and keep a close eye on them when out walking or in dog parks. You never know what other people have dropped or, sadly, intentionally left where dogs can swallow it.
Making Your Own Dog Food and Treats
One of the best ways to ensure that your dog is only consuming the best food options is to make your own. More and more pet owners have decided to spend time every week meal prepping for their doggos to be sure they are getting the proper balance of nutrients to keep them healthy, keep their teeth and bones strong, and their coats as shiny as possible.
By making the food yourself you can be 100 percent certain of the ingredients. You are never wondering what byproducts are lurking in your pup’s bowl. There are many recipes available that will offer your dog a variety of foods and treats .
The symptoms listed above are a just a guideline. While some dogs may experience the exact symptoms on the list, others may just appear to be acting unusual. If your dog is showing any signs of unusual behavior or symptoms, from the list above or other, see a vet immediately. Left untreated, your dog could suffer life altering effects or even death. These situations can escalate quickly and the faster you seek help for your pet, the more likely the problem can be resolved.