Since we were young our parents were telling us about how important fruits and vegetables are in our diets. That they give us vitamins and energy and make us feel good.
However, in animal world not all fruits and vegetables are safe to eat by our dogs and cats. Some of them can make them really sick if eaten in big amounts.
I would like to make a list and show you which fruits and veg are toxic to our furry friends, and should be avoided.
We all love a little bit of guacamole right? But you should never give it to your dog. Avocado contains a substance called persin which is a fungicidal toxin. It’s harmless in humans but if ingested by our furry friends can be really toxic.
Beer, wine, liquor anything that contain alcohol is extremely toxic to animals. Alcohol has the same effect on liver damage and brain as humans. The difference is that it takes a lot less alcohol for the damage to occur.
A little bit of alcohol can cause vomiting, diarrhoea, difficulty breathing, coma and even death. So don’t give alcohol to your dog even when you think it’s funny.
Onions and garlic
Onions and garlic in any form is very toxic to animals and can destroy dog’s red blood cells causing anaemia. Symptoms include – vomiting, weakness, dullness.
Milk and dairy products (cheese)
Milk and dairy products ingested by dog in large amounts can cause diarrhoea and sore tummy. In some cases food allergy as well showing up as itching.
So these are the common fruits and veggies and other products that may be good for you but not as good for your furry friends.