WHAT EXACTLY YOUR DOG CANNOT HAVE IN HIS DIET
We all love spoiling our pets, don’t we? A puppy face every doggie would make when he wants something is something every pet owner can relate to. And us, helpless human beings, disarmed by the cute furry face end up giving them whatever they want.
As much as we all love our pets, we may be unintentionally causing harm to our pets. Here’s a list of foods that must never be a part of your dog’s diet, no matter how much the cute begging face calls upon you:
- Chocolate Yes, no one likes to share chocolate with anyone anyway, but in case you decide to, we’d like to warn you that chocolate is extremely dangerous (read DEADLY) for dogs. After ingesting even a tiny bit of chocolate, and yes, white chocolate counts, your dog might show symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, insatiable thirst and disrupted heart rhythms. Not being overly emotional here, but if you really truly love your dog, never for a second consider giving him even a small amount of chocolate.
- Raisins & Grapes Now we don’t know why this is- but scientists suggest that even if consumed in the smallest amount, grapes & raisins may lead to kidney failure in dogs. Your pet could display signs of hyperactivity and then slump into lethargy as a more obvious sign. If you see any of these symptoms in your dog, it is best to take him to the vet immediately.
- Cooked bones A big NO NO! Cooking not only takes away the nutrients from bones but makes them brittle and therefore, more dangerous to Did you know there are incidents of dogs choking and puncturing their digestive tracts after eating cooked bones?
- Coffee Tempted to let your pooch lick off some of that latte? Please, stop. Caffeine, as much as it helps the human kind get that kick on a Monday morning could lead to a rapid heart-rate and ultimately muscle tremors in dogs.
- Sugar As deadly as it is sweet. Even a little amount of sugar can get your dog to become hyperactive and unfocused; and as soon as the sugar rush is over, your dog will experience a slump phase that’ll make him moody and sleepy. These sudden highs and lows are extremely dangerous to their liver and can lead to diabetes.
Now that you know what shouldn’t be a part of your pooch’s diet, shower them with love but also make sure they’re eating and exercising well. Oodles of love from Bonbeno!