It’s that time of the month where we provide some handy tips and tricks to keep your pet in tip top shape.
The topic for this month is… food!
Dog’s might LOVE to eat everything, but there are some foods that are best when they stay out of their bellies.
Here’s 10 Foods to avoid giving to your pet, as they’re surprisingly dangerous when consumed.
Avocados might be a superfood for humans, but dogs struggle to digest it. So it is best if they skip that morning avo on toast.
2. Citrus Fruit
Have you seen that viral video of a dog being fed a lemon? Citrus fruits like lemons contain citric acid. This causes irritation and swelling in your dog’s mouth and throat and should be avoided at all costs. Sorry Nan! No Lemon Cake for Buddy today.
3. Grapes & Raisins
Believe it or not, grapes and raisins are a big no-no for dogs. With the potential to cause serious health implications (from even minor amounts), it’s best to keep these out of your dogs reach.
Another food to keep out of your dog's diet are nuts. Great for humans, terrible for dogs. These small tasty rocks can cause pancreatitis and vomiting/diarrhoea due to the high amount of fats and oils present. Ouch!
5. Cooked Bones
Unlike bones processed by pet food companies, cooked bones can splinter and get stuck in your dog's digestive tract, meaning it’s best to debone any meat before thinking about giving it to your dog.
Xyli-what? Xylitol is a natural sugar substitute which can be found in some forms of candy, gum and diet foods. This can cause your dog’s blood sugar to drop which threatens the risk of liver failure. It’s best to keep the gumdrops away from your precious pooch.
Even though Garlic Bread is one of the best creations alive, that doesn’t mean it’s good for everyone. Garlic has been found to kill red blood cells in dogs, causing anaemia. Eating a lot, even just once has the ability to poison.
8. Dairy Products
Although a Puppuccino seems like a good treat, too much dairy can cause stomach issues for dogs so it’s best to keep any form of dairy away from your pet.
As humans, we know not to eat the pits of plums and peaches, however dogs do not know this. These pits contain cyanide which is poisonous to both humans and dogs.
10. Yeast Dough
Before bread is baked, it needs to rise. This is exactly what would happen in your dog’s stomach when eaten. The dough begins to swell, which stretches the abdomen causing discomfort and pain.
So there we have it, 10 foods that are best kept outside of your dog’s belly.
When dogs are fed the food that will nourish them, they will be left with full tummies and sleepy paws. Leaving only one option, a comfortable snuggly place to rest at night. When it comes to pet sleep, there’s only one choice. The Brooklyn Deep Sleep Pet Bed is super plush and creates a sense of calm for your pet as they rest as night. With over 40,000 happy dogs across South East Asia, it simply doesn’t get better than a Brooklyn.
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