Leading vets have shared nine foodstuffs which could prove toxic to your dog – and actually kill your pet. Nine toxic foods which pose a serious threat to your beloved pooch’s health have been confirmed by Battersea Dogs Home.
Battersea Dogs Home said: “If consumed, even small amounts of these items can be fatal so always act immediately and take your dog to the vets.
“Dogs can be opportunists when it comes to getting their paws on tasty treats, but not all everyday food and drink are safe if they come into contact with them. Learn which nine items are particularly dangerous to your dog.”
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Onions, chives, garlic
It can cause gastrointestinal irritation and red blood cell damage. Signs of illness are not always immediate and can occur up to a few days later.
Corn on the cob
The cob can cause a blockage in your dog’s intestine.
Macademias contain a toxin that can affect your dog’s muscles and nervous system resulting in weakness, swollen limbs and panting.
Chocolate contains a stimulant called theobromine (dark chocolate has the highest content of this) which is toxic to dogs and can cause kidney failure.
If your dog digests one of these sweetened foods they can go into hypoglycaemia which is linked to liver failure and blood clotting disorders.
It can lead to sickness, diarrhoea and even central nervous system damage.
These can easily splinter and in large quantities cause constipation or at worst, a perforation of the gut which can be fatal.
The active ingredient which causes the toxin is unknown, however both grapes and raisins may cause severe liver damage and kidney failure.
Avocado plants contain a substance called Persin which is in its leaves, fruit and seed and can cause vomiting and diarrhoea in dogs.
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