Human Foods That Can Harm Your Dog

dogfoodnottoeatWe often get asked if it’s ok to feed table scraps and other human foods to dogs. We always suggest that if you are feeding Pro Pac or Earthborn Holistic you don’t NEED to, as these are completely balanced diets. However,if you WANT to feed scraps, you should be aware that some human foods are very dangerous to dogs and can even be fatal. Here is a list of foods dogs should NEVER eat:

  • Avocado
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Bones (cooked)
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Currants
  • Fatty meat trimmings
  • Fruit stones (pits)
  • Grapes
  • Macadamia Nuts
  • Marijuana
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Raisins
  • Tea
  • Tobacco
  • Yeast dough
  • Xylitol (artificial sweetener found in chewing gum and sweets)

Dogs have quite different digestive systems to humans, so you should never assume that if we can eat it then your dog can as well. And of course never decide what to give your dog based on what it ‘will’ eat. Rather, make your decision on what it ‘should’ it – and that is always going to be healthy, high quality dog food, free of any artificial ingredients or low-nutrition fillers.

 

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