Last time, we talked about two of the most dangerous foods for your dog: chocolate and onions. In this blog, we will look at three more dangerous food items. Here they are:
Many fruits and vegetables are perfectly safe for canine consumption. Grapes, however, are not. Even a small amount can be fatal. Grapes (and raisins too) can cause severe and sudden kidney failure in dogs. It is important to contact a vet as soon as you realize that your dog has eaten any grapes or raisins.
Your dog should not eat any form of candy, but sugar-free gums and mints that contain xylitol are especially harmful. It can lead to liver failure, low blood sugar, and death. The biggest risk for xylitol consumption is usually if your dog gets into a pack of gum that is around the house and easy to access.
Finally, be sure to avoid letting your dog consume any dairy. Cheese, yogurt, milk, and ice cream are some of the most common dairy items your dog could ingest. The problem is, most dogs are lactose intolerant. Consuming these items will likely give your dog an upset stomach, leading to diarrhea, vomiting, gas, and pain.
The wrong foods can be extremely hazardous for your dog. Luckily, there are countless options for feeding your dog safe, healthy, foods. If your dog has accidentally ingested a harmful food, our mobile vet in Los Angeles can help. Call us 24/7 for emergency service at your doorstep.