Foods to Avoid
Sam Anderson | Bubu Brands
Foods that are perfectly suitable for human consumption can be completely toxic to your dog, even common household items! Here are some foods you want to avoid:
*Keep in mind, some ingredients on this list may not toxic to dogs, but the food can pose a threat when incorrectly digested.
NO! - Foods
o Can block the esophagus or tear the windpipe if not chewed completely
o Primarily the pit, choking hazard and if consumed could cause diarrhea and vomiting
- Cat Food
o Different proteins and fat levels compared to typical dog food, will cause an upset stomach and can lead to obesity
o Very poisonous, the darker the chocolate the more toxic to consume
- Cooked Bones
o When chewed can splinter and pose a threat for internal injury, gum and teeth damage
o Very poisonous, can cause kidney damage leading to kidney failure
- Macadamia Nuts
o Very poisonous, can cause weakness, vomiting, tremors and hyperthermia
o Very poisonous, contain disulfides and sulfoxides that can cause anemia and damage red blood cells
o High levels of consumption can lead to diarrhea, tremors or even seizures
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