Ingredient In Peanut Butter Is Toxic To Dogs Plus Other Dangerous Foods
While doing a little research on homemade dog treats that I could make for my boy, Jack, I came across some scary information that I'd like to pass on to every dog lover!
According to Veterinary Medicine News, the artificial sweetener: Xylitol is extremely toxic to dogs and is found in.... oh no, you guessed it! Peanut butter. This sweetener causes a dramatic drop in blood sugar and could lead to death. Make sure to check and see if this is an ingredient in your peanut butter!
Avocado: Contains a substance called persin which is toxic to dogs
Alcohol: Causes the same liver and brain damage as it does to humans except magnified
Raw Egg: Can cause Salmonella poisoning and interferes with the absorption of vitamins
Onions, Chives & Garlic: Destroy their red blood cells causing anemia
Coffee, Tea & Caffeine: If given enough can be fatal
Grapes & Raisins: Unclear of the cause, but does lead to kidney failure
Milk & Dairy Products: These can cause indigestion and lead to allergic reactions shown by itching
Macadamia Nuts: As few as 6 nuts can kill your pooch
Fat Trimmings & Bones: The bones may splinter and cause lacerations within his digestive tract and the trimmings can cause pancreatitis
Persimmons, Peaches, Plums: Seeds and pits cause obstruction within the digestion process
Raw Meat & Fish: For similar reasons as a raw egg, can cause disease
Salt: Sodium ion poisoning and excessive thirst
Chocolate (most dog owners know of this one): Contains theobromine, most potent in dark chocolate, but is still in white chocolate as well
However, there are plenty of SAFE FOODS to feed a girls best friend:
-Lean meat - apples (without the core) - oranges - bananas - blueberries - cantaloupe - carrots - green beans - cucumbers - plain baked potato - bread - cooked pasta - rice - cheese chunks - cooked eggs!