Dogs and puppies sniff, poke and chew, that’s a fact. There are foods they like and some they don’t. It’s important to understand the foods and plants that can harm them!
Plants and Foods that can Hurt Your Pup
Even when they’re not hungry, dogs will still chew on paper, shoes and whatever is in its path, especially during the puppy phase. Since they don’t understand the dangers around them, their owners must take precautions.
Of course, it goes without saying that household cleaning products, insecticides, and human medicines should be kept out of their reach, but there are many things that may seem harmless, that aren’t.
Some “People” Foods Make Dogs Sick
Many dog owners feel they should share at least a bite of whatever they are eating with their dog. But if they understood the risks for their pet, they would change that thinking.The ASPCA has a full list of people food that puts dogs in danger, an example of common ones are:
- Grapes and Raisins
- Citrus Fruit
They emphasize that chocolate is the worst offender for a dog. Regarding chocolate, the ASPCA states, “if ingested in significant amounts, can cause vomiting, diarrhea, panting, excessive thirst, urination, hyperactivity, and in severe cases, abnormal heart rhythm, tremors and seizures”. If a dog ingests any of these foods, a trip to the vet might be needed immediately!
What “People” Food is Okay for a Dog?