Let's face it, we all do it. We look down and see our dog giving us literal puppy dog eyes and we cave. Suddenly, a special little treat is in their mouth. Whether it be the crackers in our hand, or maybe something from the garden. But did you know that there are several common fruits and veggies in our households that are toxic to our dogs?
1. Grapes (raisins, too)
Grapes are delicious and chances are, your dog loves them, too. But did you know that even a small amount of them could cause irreversible kidney damage to your pup and possible kidney failure pretty quickly?
Dogs don't digest nuts the same way that we do. And there's a handful of them that are even poisonous to our dogs. In particular, Macadamia nuts. Nuts in general are hard for your dog to digest, but not all are poisonous. Either way, make sure to keep them away from your pup. Specifically, make sure they don't get into walnuts, pecan nuts and again, Macadamia nuts.
You would think broccoli is just as healthy for dogs as it is for us. Do you remember being young and your parents forcing you to sit at the dinner table until they were all gone? But that isn't the case for our pups. Dogs can't eat broccoli because they contain chemicals that can severely bug their stomach.
More so the green potato plants. These contain something called Solanine that causes a bunch of different issues. Some of these include diarrhea, vomiting, and even confusion.
Mushrooms in the wild are much more dangerous than mushrooms cooked at home. Mushrooms in your favorite dish should be fine. But the wild ones can be very poisonous and they're something that you need to keep an eye on while walking your dog through the woods. Dogs ingesting mushrooms can cause diarrhea, vomiting and restlessness.
Among many other things, these are common fruits and veggies that you can find in your home that should absolutely be kept away from your furry best friend. A bonus one is green tomatoes that we spoke about in a previous blog.
If you believe your dog got into any of these foods, call/go to your vet right away to get the proper instructions.
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Like anything, make sure to call your Vet and get their opinions on anything health and safety related for your dog. We may be dog parents who love their pups, but we are not experts. Please check with your vet before proceeding.