4 Human Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dog

4 Human Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dog

We’ve all been there before. You’re eating dinner and you look down—there’s your dog, waiting their share.

Do you give them a piece of what you’re eating, or get out the dog food to make sure they’re satisfied? (Even though, as we know, this rarely works!)

Well, if you’re going to feed your dog some scraps from your own plate, just remember that there are certain foods that are major no-no’s.

Here are a few foods that you shouldn’t feed man’s best friend!

Chocolate

Let’s start with the most obvious one. You’ve all heard before that chocolate is sort of Public Enemy No.1 for dogs — and that’s no myth.

Methylxanthines, the chemical inside most chocolates, can stop a dog’s metabolic process, which leads to diarrhea or vomiting. Larger amounts can cause seizures, heart disorders, or even prove fatal.

Garlic

Boy Feeding His DogHere’s another one that not many dog owners know: garlic is toxic for dogs.

How, you might ask?

Compared to onions, leeks, and chives, garlic is five more times toxic, and can create anemia in dogs. That means elevated heart rates, weakness, and sometimes even collapsing. So, if you’re cooking with garlic, keep it away from the pup.

Almonds

While we focused on the chemical components of the last two foods, almonds pose a different danger for dogs: their size, and shape.

If you feed a dog any almonds and they don’t chew them properly, they could potentially harm the dog’s esophagus, or lead to choking. Unless you mash up the almonds to the point that they’re nearly shredded, avoid feeding these nuts to your dogs at all costs.

Salty snacks

One potato chip isn’t going to be a problem for your pup. It’s the time that your dog gets into the full bag of potato chips that should be a concern. Too much sodium can cause elevated temperatures, tremors, depression and seizures.

We know: it’s hard to say no to those sad puppy eyes, but if you’re going to feed them, just make sure it’s something that is okay and hopefully healthy for them, too!

For a list of good and bad foods for your pup check out the American Kennel Club’s website.

And for any questions you may have about Dachshunds and their proper care, contact us today!

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