FOOD SUBSTANCES THAT CAN BE DANGEROUS TO YOUR DOG’S HEALTH
Dogs are wonderful creatures and also known world wide as human’s best friend, most of us are dog owners, some have dogs for security reasons, to guard the house when no one seems to be at home.
But do you know that there as some foods that can be harmful to dogs? And sometimes can be deadly when consumed by dogs? Most of us don’t know.
Well, that is what this article is all about, in this very article, we’re gonna disclose some food substance that can be Dangerous to Dogs when consumed.
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Some beverage drinks which we consume contains little or more alcohol which isn’t dangerous to we humans when consumed in small quantity, but can be harmful when consumed by dogs, especially hard liquor drinks which contains 30%-50%-70%-90% alcohol.
Why Alcohol Is Dangerous To Dogs
When a dog is exposed to alcohol, it causes depression to their central nervous system, it makes the dog drowsy and looses cordination, when dogs consumes high level of alcohol it can depress their nervous system to a point that their breathing and heartbeat rate slows down, alcohol also drops their body temperature, their blood stream will also be altered.
This can lead to a condition called “Metabolic Acidosis” This is a condition when the blood becomes more acidic.
At a point without treatment death may occur due to cardiac arrest liver or kidney failure.
Signs That Signifies That Your Dog May Have Been Exposed To Alcohol
- Low Body Temperature
- Cardiac arrest
When you suspect any of this symptoms in your dog, call the veterinary doctor as soon as possible.
Chocolates can be poisonous to dogs, a large quantity of chocolate consumption can kill a dog
Why Chocolates Are Toxic To Dogs
Chocolates contains a component called “Theobromine” when Chocolates is consumed by humans our Body can easily metabolize Theobromine, but in dogs the process of metabolization of Theobromine is slow, allowing it to build up to toxic level in their system which may cause
- Heart Attack
- Irregular Heartbeat
- Muscle Tremors
It is adviced when you suspect any of this symptoms in your dog, call the veterinary doctor as soon as possible.
Caffeine is a compound found in a plant of tea and coffee.
Caffeine is also used in manufacturing alot of food items, and medications too.
Caffeine acts as a stimulant of the central nervous system, many individuals consumes caffeine everyday mostly in coffee.
But do you know that Caffeine can be harmful to dogs? When dogs consumes caffeine it can be disastrous to their system thereby causing some symptoms such as:
- Rapid Heartbeat
When you notice this symptoms in your dog, call the vet as soon as possible.
ONIONS AND GARLIC
We use onions and Garlic in our daily food cookings, onion and garlic spices up our food and makes it taste good.
But do you know that this two spices can be harmful to dogs? Yes they are.
Onion and Garlic contains an ingridents called “Thiosulphate” which is very Toxic to dogs, Thiosulphate which is one of the ingredients in onion and garlic can cause “Hemolytic Anemia” this is a condition whereby the red blood cells are damaged.
The consumption of onion by Dogs can cause the Circulation of the red blood cells through the dogs body system to burst.
Symptoms Regarding To This Conditions Includes:
- Loss of Appetite
Call the vet when you notice your dog exhibiting any of this symptoms.