30 Aug What can’t dogs eat?
We all know not to feed our dogs chocolate and grapes, but this is still one of the most frequently asked questions among dog owners. We have put together a list of foods you should definitely keep out of paw’s reach for your dog.
- Avocado: Contains a toxic component called persin that can damage a dog’s heart and lungs. It is also high in fat and can cause tummy upsets.
- Coffee, tea and cocoa: Contains theobromine and caffeine that can cause vomiting and diarrhoea.
- Cooked bones: Raw bones are nutritious for your dog but cooked bones can splinter and lodge in the throat or stomach.
- Hops: Dogs can go into shock if they digest hops used by home brewers. They must be disposed of very carefully.
- Macadamia nuts: They can create weakness and stiffness in the legs by attacking the nervous system.
- Mushrooms: Can contain toxins that affect the nervous system and in severe cases can cause shock.
- Onions: Can cause anaemia and even kidney failure. Even eating just one could cause harm.
- Potatoes, tomatoes, rhubarb, stem leaves: These contain oxalates, which can upset the digestive system and urinary tract.
Of course, very small amounts of these foods are unlikely to cause serious harm to your hound, but it is important for you to know these things!
Bananas, strawberries, cheese, cucumber, carrot, watermelon (remove seeds and rind) are safe to feed your dog in moderation. However, every dog is different, so make sure to introduce new foods slowly to see how your pooch reacts.
Join the Pack and use a PitPat to keep track of your dog’s health and well-being. You can see how many calories they have burnt and how much time they spent walking, running and playing!