Dexter: What foods are bad for dogs?
Dr Linh: Some people think that dogs can eat all the things we can eat. This is not true. Some of the things we love to eat but can be dangerous for your pet. E.g.:
Chocolate, coffee, and caffeine are dangerous foods that dogs should not eat. American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has shown that chocolate, coffee, and caffeine contain methylxanthines, which is a dangerous compound for pet health.
According to them, immediately after eating the above foods, the methylxanthines in it will cause pets to vomit, diarrhoea along with some other symptoms such as panting, thirst and continuous urination, hyperactivity, Abnormal heart rhythms, tremors, convulsions, and even death. The higher the percentage of cocoa, the higher the methylxanthines.
Raw meat is also bad for pets. Although dogs are wild animals, they are not food for dogs. Raw meat and eggs often contain many types of bacteria like Salmonella and E. coli that can be harmful to both pets and humans. Besides, raw eggs also contain an enzyme called avidin that reduces the absorption of vitamin B, which can lead to skin and hair problems, causing skin and hair to become tangled and no longer shiny as healthy. Bones, especially chicken bones, can also be hazardous for domesticated animals. A bone can cause a choking or choking dog, or if the bone is broken into small pieces, it could get stuck in your throat or puncture your pet's stomach. Currently, many companies have also produced chew bones from natural materials to have more options for dog owners to replace animal bones.
If you feed your dog foods that contain too much salt, such as chips and cookies, it can lead to the dog being always thirsty and urinating too much. If the salt content in food is too high and accumulates over a long period, sodium ion poisoning in pets can result.
Never give your pet any alcohol in any case. Alcohol has the same effect on the dog's liver and brain, but of course, the dog's stamina is much less. Dog bodies do not exist enzymes to break down alcohol like humans. So, even a small amount of alcohol can be dangerous to the dog.
There are also some dangerous dog foods: grapes, onions, garlic, chives, confectionery containing xylitol, human milk products, and nuts such as almonds, walnuts, nuts. Shift.