What’s Good for Humans but Bad for Dogs

Published January 26, 2015

What’s Good for Humans but Bad for Dogs

More often than not, people will always tend to assume that human food is safe for our dogs. This is however not the case as there are some foods that will be fit for human consumption but not suitable for a dog’s diet. As a dog owner it is advisable to know what the dangerous foods are that your dog should stay away from. Here are a few common foods that you should keep away from your dog.

  • Avocados – The avocado contains nutrients that are essential for the human body. Avocados contain persin that is toxic to the dog’s system; the persin is located in the leaves, seed, fruit and bark of the avocado plants. It is advisable to keep away your dog from avocado plants if you happen to be growing them.
  • Onions and Garlic – Foods that contain onions and garlic in them are dangerous for your dog, its short term effects include poisoning, vomiting and diarrhea while its long term effect is causing your dog to be anemic. Onions and garlic will kill your dog’s red blood cells and may end up killing the dog as a result if this is not detected early.
  • Grapes and Raisins – A few dog owners have been known to give Dogs grapes and raisins as a treat, but they are quite harmful for your dog. Grapes and raisins are known to cause kidney failure to the dog.

Some of the foods that are harmful to a dog are, on the contrary, nutritious and essential to the human body. Other than the few mentioned foods, it is also not advisable to feed cat food to a dog. This can be a great temptation for people who are both cat owners and dog owners. Most of them will bear witness to the fact that dogs often crave cat food more than they like their own food. However, it is not a good idea for you to give cat food to your dog to eat. There are many reasons for this.

The main reason for this behavior is because cat food contains more protein in it. It might seem as harmless at first as some dogs will not react to the cat food. Some will however, react immediately to the food by vomiting and diarrhea once they ingest the food. A cat’s diet is rich in protein because it is a carnivore and requires meat as its main source of food. The dog on the hand is an omnivore and depends on foods rich in fiber as well as protein for the good development of its body structure.

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