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Foods Your Dogs Can’t Eat

by PetFirst Pet Insurance
2 years ago

dog life insuranceDogs are America’s favorite creature. Approximately 37-47% of all households in the United States have a dog, accounting for 46.3 million families having a four-legged best friend with a wet nose. It can be hard to deny the large puppy dog eyes and smiling face when they beg you for a piece of your food to snack on. However, a little morsel of your food can cause a lot of problems for your furry friend. Here are some toxic and dangerous foods to never feed to your dog.

Avocados
Avocados contain persin, an ingredient that can be toxic in large amounts to dogs. Persin is in the leaves, seed and bark so this is especially important if you grow avocados.

Onions and Garlic
Onions and garlic in all forms; powdered, raw, cooked, or dehydrated can destroy a dog’s red blood cells leading to anemia. This can even happen with the onion powder found in some baby food. Eating a large quantity just once can cause poisoning, and the symptoms of anemia include vomiting, little interest in food, dullness and breathlessness.

Grapes and Raisins
Grapes cause kidney failure in dogs, and just a small amount can make them feel ill. Within a day of consumption, your dog will become lethargic, depressed, and will vomit repeatedly.

Milk or Other Dairy Products
Even though it might seem like a good idea to share your ice cream with your dog on a hot day, dairy can cause them digestion issues just like in humans. If they consume any dairy products, make sure to leave them outside and to check for any skin rashes as the allergy can cause skin itchiness.

Macadamia Nuts
These nuts are exceptionally fatal to dogs, for just six can cause a dog to experience muscle tremors, paralysis of their back legs, vomiting,rapid heart rate, and elevated body temperature.

Fat Trimmings and Bones
Fat trimmed from meat can cause pancreatitis. Giving them bones can also be dangerous and lead to choking if the bone splits inside their throat. Always be cautious when giving anything to your furry friend to chew on.

It is important to purchase dog insurance in case your pet comes in contact with any of these items. Overall, the United States spends $13.59 billion on vet care each year, so purchasing insurance for pets is not that far fetched of an idea. Pet wellness plans and investing in dog insurance can be a great option to ensure you are financially ready in case an accident arises. There are many different pet health insurance plans, including puppy health insurance, insurance for older pets and pet health insurance for preexisting conditions.

Your dog is a member of your family. Invest in their future and well-being by buying dog insurance, and you can breathe easily in case the worst happens.

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