We know it’s not a good idea to share our food with our pets, but sometimes we just can’t say no to puppy dog eyes.
Fruits and vegetables can be healthy and tasty snacks. Just because they are healthy, many of us assume that they are good for our pets. There are some, however, that can be toxic when ingested.
If you plan on slipping some table scraps to Fido, make sure you don’t feed him any of the foods on the list.
The leaves, vines, and stems of the tomato plant contain tomatine and atropine, which can be toxic to dogs. Tomato plant can be poisonus and even fatal if consumed by dogs. If you are to feed your dog tomatoes, be sure to give him the fruit part only. Also, it is best if it’s red and ripe.
Avocados are great on tacos and chips. But be sure to keep you chips and guacamole far out of reach of your pup. Avocados contain persin, which can cause diarrhea and vomiting in dogs.
Onion and garlic
Onion and garlic adds flavor to our meal, but it should never be part of any dog’s diet. They can damage healthy red blood cells, which can lead to anemia.
Onions, whether they are raw or cooked, can cause serious health problems. Signs of poisoning can also be evident within a few days after these vegetable and herb are consumed. This includes vomiting, tiredness, breathlessness, weakness and bloody urine.
While grapes are nutritious for you, they are toxic for your canine companion. Even a handful of grapes can cause irreversible kidney damage and kidney failure within 24 hours of being eaten. Please do not give any amounts of grapes to your pet at any time. Also, keep those little fruits out of reach.