1.ChocolateWho doesn't love chocolates? We are sure your dog loves them too. But the sweet delight can prove to be quite a risky affair for your dogs. Chocolate contains a component called 'Theobromine' which isn't harmful for humans, but it's often toxic for dogs. Dark chocolate and baking chocolate especially has it in huge amounts. It can cause a dog to vomit, have diarrhea, and trigger excessive thirst. In worst cases, it can also result in abnormal heart rhythms, seizures, tremors, or death among dogs.
3. Fried and Fatty MeatIs your dog fond of meat? Serve him his plateful but be cautious. High fat foods like bacon, ham, or meat trimmings can cause pancreatitis in dogs. And for its high salt content, they can also trigger an upset stomach. Make sure your meat is always cooked well. Never serve it raw or under cooked, that can lead to gastrointestinal diseases.
4.Cheese, Milk and Other Dairy ProductsMany dogs are lactose intolerant, i.e they lack the enzyme to break down milk sugar. Even slipping in a tiny piece of cheese or milk chocolate, could be risky. Dairy can cause dogs to vomit, have diarrhea, or develop gastrointestinal diseases. The high fat content can lead to pancreatitis. It can also trigger many food allergies, and itching.
5.AvocadoAvocados are rich in vitamin C, A and contain the 'good fats' but is it as good for your dog? Maybe not. Avocadoes have something called persin - too much of which much might be poisonous for the dogs. Persin compound is found right from the leaves, seed, and bark, to the fruit of the avocado plant.
7.Grapes and RaisinsThese vitamin rich fruits could do wonders for you, but it can be a potential cause of kidney failure in dogs. A small amount can make your dog sick with repeated bouts of vomiting and sluggishness.
About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy and greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies and binge-watching TV shows.