The most poisonous food for dogs
Dogs generally like to eat everything. But you have to be very careful with certain foods. Some, even in very low doses, can be lethal.
The ultimate poisonous food that everyone who has a dog knows is chocolate. Do you know why it is so poisonous? Because of its theobromine content. White chocolate has a smaller amount, but black chocolate contains this substance in higher amounts. Taking it can cause breathing problems, loss of consciousness, diarrhea, vomiting, fever, cramps and heart rhythm problems.
On the other hand, we have the onion. It does not matter how it is processed, whether it is raw, fried or cooked. Onions are completely forbidden for dogs. Their consumption leads to a deterioration of the blood cells. Only a minimal amount, for example, 5 g per kilogram of body weight, can have a very high toxicity.
Nuts are useful for humans, but in dogs they can cause epileptic seizures or convulsions, vomiting, tremors and muscle or nerve spasms. Peanuts, macadamia nuts, black walnuts and unripe nuts are particularly toxic.
Another food on this list is avocado. Some contain persine, a fatty acid derivative that is harmless to humans but toxic to almost all pets. If a dog eats avocado, he could be poisoned and his symptoms include difficulty breathing, ascites, diarrhea, vomiting and coughing.
Grapes and sultanas are also highly poisonous, although not all dogs show signs after eating them. However, the effects can be quite serious. From vomiting or diarrhea to problems in the digestive tract, apathy, loss of appetite, changes in blood levels, dehydration, reduced urine production and even kidney failure, which can lead to death.
At Doxel we believe it is extremely important to have these foods in my mind to prevent possible health problems to our dogs.