•10 foods you shouldn’t be feeding your dog.
If your dogs lick up a few drops of your favorite India pale ale that splashed on the ground, there’s no need to freak. But if they manage to lap up half the glass when you’re not looking, you should phone a vet. Alcohol has the same effect on our pups as it does on us, but for dogs, even a small amount can cause diarrhea, vomiting, breathing problems and worse.
Avoid feeding your canine friends this fruit. It contains persin, a compound in the meat, pit and skin that can be toxic to dogs. If you happen to grow avocados, keep an eye out for any dropped fruit.
While one nibble of this fatty food here or there isn’t the end of the world, don’t make it a habit. Otherwise, your dog’s pancreas can become inflamed and stop functioning. Bacon is also high in salt, which isn’t good for doggos, either.
Even if your pup’s favorite toy is a bone, that doesn’t mean all bones are dog-safe.
Bones from baby back ribs, T-bones and chicken easily splinter, and can be incredibly harmful if swallowed. When you’re serving any of the above, make sure it’s clear to everyone that the remnants should not be given to your dog.
This should go without saying, but some people still don’t know that this sweet treat is extremely dangerous for man’s (and woman’s) best friend. It’s worse for some breeds than others, but you should generally operate with the assumption that your dog must never get even a morsel of the good stuff.
Don’t serve your pooch pasta with garlic sauce. A member of the allium family (which also includes chives, onions and leeks), garlic is another toxin to dogs. According to the American Kennel Club, it can create anemia, causing side effects such as pale gums, elevated heart rate, weakness and collapsing.
They may seem harmless, but grapes (and raisins) are highly toxic for dogs. While vets don’t know exactly what causes the bad reaction, our furry friends can quickly experience vomiting and, in the worst cases, kidney failure.
While ice cream is OK in moderation, dogs don’t digest dairy well. A better alternative: Freeze some berries and give them to your precious pup as a sweet, cool treat.
While peanuts are 100 percent OK for our dogs to eat, macadamia nuts are actually poisonous to them. The nuts can affect their nervous system, causing vomiting, increased body temperature and lethargy.
PEACHES AND PLUMS
The flesh of these fruits is OK for dogs to eat, but if the animals get their paws on the entire thing, odds are they’ll devour it pit and all. That’s where the problem lies. The large seed can block a dog’s intestines. What’s worse, the pit contains a form of cyanide, which is poisonous to dogs and humans alike.