Did you cause any harm to your dogs? No, most probably you are screaming on the screen that they are family! However, several common vegetables and fruits are toxic for them and if you are not familiar with which it is, you may perhaps feed your dogs unknowingly that it will cause them harm.
Here’s our list of vegetables and fruits that are toxic to dogs.
1. Raisins and Grapes
These two are on top of our list. A small quantity of these harmful fruits that is usually present in our kitchen is a causative factor for irreversible kidney failure and damage quite fast but depends on the dog’s stature. If you suspect that they have eaten or ingested it already, bring them to your vet right away.
2. Stones, seeds, and pips
Although it is enticing to throw apple core to your dog, the seeds, stones, and pips of fruits like plums, apples, peaches, cherries, and others have cyanide and it can extremely be harmful and fatal for your dogs.
The ordinary mushroom you include in cooking is acceptable, but the wild mushroom could potentially be poisonous, as well as those found outside that dogs feed on while walking.
The symptoms may vary depending on the mushroom and this includes vomiting, restlessness, diarrhea, and if you have doubts that your dog has ingested wild mushroom or shows an odd behavior, have them checked by the vet outright.
There are debates with regards to avocados, however, as a general rule, it is better not to provide a chunk of avocado to your pets which include the avocado stone and skin. It might cause sickness, diarrhea, and breathing problems.
5. Garlic and Onions
In moderate quantities, garlic is beneficial for your dogs, however, excess intake of onions, garlic, and chives can be harmful because it destroys their red blood cells. No matter how it is given, dried, raw, or cooked they are harmful, and be sure not to feed these vegetables to your furry friends.
Refrain from feeding your dogs with nuts. The various types hold an array of different effects and symptoms in which some could be fatal. Particularly harmful are walnuts, pecan, brazil nuts, macadamia nuts, peanuts, and pistachios. The best guideline is to keep those nuts out of their reach.
Rhubarb is another fruit that is commonly grown in our home. This could be very toxic to your dogs because it can damage the kidneys, digestive tract, and nervous system. Symptoms include heart problems, seizures, and tremors so never let your dogs stuck in the vegetables patch or rhubarb crumble.
8. Unripe tomatoes
The tomato plants as well as the unripe tomato could be harmful to the dogs but not the ripe ones.
It contains tomatine which can damage the digestive tract, nervous system, and kidneys. If you are planting tomatoes, be sure that they are protected with a fence so that it is off-limits from your furry pet.
In big quantities, nutmeg is unlikely to be littered in your home, however, you should be aware of it. This causes seizures, tremors, or even death of your furry pets. That is why be sure not to let your dogs get any of it.
It is not actually the potato but the plants that you should be aware of. The potato plants contain solanine which may cause various complaints such as vomiting, confusion, and diarrhea. This can also be very dangerous to them.
Broccoli has plenty of health benefits in man but not for our furry pets. This vegetable can cause stomach irritation, although it may not sound that bad; however, broccoli can be dangerous for certain breeds.
12. Persimmon seeds
The persimmon fruit is not that common in UK, and this exotic fruit that is sometimes available in supermarkets is very dangerous for your dogs. Its seeds can cause high temperature and diarrhea that’s why be careful not to feed your dogs.
Always be on guard!
Without a doubt, we are a society that loves dogs, and they are welcomed as a member of our family.
Although it is tempting to give your dogs odd tip bits or nibble or feed them with your scraps, it’s really important to ensure that you are familiar with what might be harmful to your furry pets.
If you are suspicious or in doubt that perhaps they have ingested something they’re not supposed to, or are showing signs of odd behavior, get help right away from your vets.