While we may consider dogs to be members of our family, treating them as such at mealtimes can cause more injury to them than just spoiling their dinners. Here’s a gander at the five most hazardous nourishments for your pooch, how they influence their bodies, and what to do if there should be an occurrence of a crisis.


1. Chocolate

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In contrast to their catlike companions, most mutts don’t have an “off” catch with regards to discovering nourishment. While the measure of chocolate your pooch devours will likewise decide the danger, manifestations of chocolate harming to pay special mind to can incorporate heaving, looseness of the bowels and seizures. The darker the chocolate is, the more serious the poisoning can be — making baker’s chocolate and cocoa powder more dangerous than milk chocolate.

2. Xylitol

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An artificial sweetener found in sugarless gum, candy, and baked goods, Xylitol may be approved for people but can cause liver damage and a life-threatening drop in blood sugar in dogs. According to the Pet Poison Helpline (PPH), a 10-pound dog would only need to eat a single piece of sugar-free gum to reach a potentially toxic dose. Low blood sugar can develop within 10 to 15 minutes of ingestion, in addition to vomiting and loss of coordination.

3. Grapes

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Both grapes and raisins can cause kidney failure in dogs, with vomiting, increased urination and increased thirst potential symptoms of poisoning. Help your dog stay out of trouble by keeping grapes and raisins out of reach at all times.

4. Onions/Garlic

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If eaten in large amounts, onions and garlic can cause the destruction of red blood cells and lead to anemia in dogs. In spite of the fact that the span of the portion decides the dimension of harming, laziness and a diminished craving can be side effects of a poisonous response. The sooner you analyze potential harming the better, so in the event that they’re acting peculiarly don’t dither to call your veterinarian.

5. Alcohol

Brew, wine and mixed drinks aside, liquor can likewise be found in treats and can be made in your pooch’s stomach on the off chance that they ingest hand crafted or locally acquired yeast batter utilized in making bread, rolls and pizza. Indeed, even little measure of liquor, both ingested through mixed refreshments and delivered in the stomach, can be hazardous, making it imperative to call your vet before you see any genuine harming indications like seizures.

If you believe you pet has ingested a toxic substance, call the Texas Wellness Spay & Neuter Clinic at (956) 638-2970.