You’re tucking into a tasty snack and the next thing you know your dog is resting their innocent face on your legs begging you for a piece of whatever tasty snack you’re eating but some of our everyday human foods can actually be fatal for our four legged furry friends.
Take a look at the list below of the 10 toxic foods to dogs and NEVER give your dogs any of these.
It’s not all bad news though, there are fresh foods that are absolutely safe for your dog to consume.
Although we all love chocolate, it can be fatal for our dogs. Chocolate and Cocoa products contain a toxic component called theobromine which dogs process very slowly which builds up toxic levels in their system.
If you want to treat your pooch around the holidays then special doggy chocolate which is safe is available in most pet stores or online.
Xylitol is a popular alternative to sugar, it's an artificial sweetener that is found in baked goods and sugarless gum.
Hills state that Ingestion can cause a life-threatening drop in your dog’s blood sugar, as well as liver damage. Symptoms include vomiting, seizures and loss of coordination, which can occur anywhere from a few minutes to several hours after ingestion. According to the Pet Poison Helpline, a 10-pound dog would only need to eat a single piece of sugar-free gum to reach a potentially toxic dose. Dogs that ingest large amounts of xylitol can also develop liver failure.
If you suspect that your dog has consumed anything that might contain Xylitol it is important that you contact your vet immediately.
You may think of corn as a healthy vegetable for your dog but this veg has a hidden danger.
Dogs are unable to digest large amounts of corn so it can easily cause an intestinal blockage. Signs of corn overload are vomiting, loss of appetite, absence of faeces, diarrhoea and abdominal pain.