Toxic Food And Objects In The Household
This article can contain some extremely important information for pet owners. If you are someone that feeds your animals anything other than the food they are suppose to eat (like dogs get dog pellets), then you should keep reading.
We all know that dogs love eating table scraps and a lot of the leftover dinner tends to go into the dogs bowl. There’s nothing wrong with that, right? Wrong. There are in fact certain foods that the majority of households have, that may kill your dog. A few of these are coffee, cocoa, grapes, raisins, onions and mushrooms. Without noticing the damage you are causing, a lot of people mix these foods with the dog’s pellets to give it more flavour and make it take extra good.
As mentioned in another article on our website, chocolate is harmful for dogs and can cause fever, abdominal pains, staggering, increased heart rate, vomiting, diarrhoea, seizures and they could even go into a coma if given too much.
Symptoms for your pet eating onions could be anaemia, vomiting, liver damage, laboured breathing and discoloured urine. Grapes and raisins would have given them lethargy, diarrhoea, abdominal pain and vomiting.
Giving your dog coffee or cocoa will have the same side affects as chocolate. Mushrooms can leave them with convulsions, drooling, abdominal pain, liver and kidney damage, vomiting, diarrhoea and could again put them into a coma. It is strongly advised that you make sure your dog does not touch these foods and beverages again.
If you have an inside dog there are a few things that you need to make sure are packed very far away and out of the dogs reach. These things include flea products, antifreeze, insecticides, acetaminophen, and household cleaners.
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