It’s really hard not to give your dog table scraps when they are looking at you with those big puppy dog eyes. It’s even harder when they whine and paw at your leg. It’s pretty gross when they start drooling on your pants. But you must resist the urge to feed your dog your food! Especially when it comes to specific human foods. Even though you can eat some food, it doesn’t mean that your dog can handle it the same way. Dog tummies are much different than human tummies. Dog bodies are also much different than human bodies. While too much chocolate just makes us gain weight, even the smallest piece of it can be fatal for a dog. Here are six human foods you should never, ever feed your pup.
1. Don’t feed your pup any chocolate
Chocolate can cause major damage to your dog’s tummy. Vomiting and diarrhea have been known to occur, or even worse, your dog could die from even the smallest bit of chocolate. Just like chocolate isn’t good for your weight, it isn’t good for your dog either. Keep it out of the house to keep you both healthy!
2. Never give your dog a lick of alcohol
Never, under any circumstances, give your dog any alcohol. While too much alcohol isn’t good for humans, even an pinch of that amount can kill a dog. Their bodies are much smaller and therefore they are less able to digest alcohol the way humans can. Don’t get your dog drunk off of your beer. It might result in a fatal accident.
3. Don’t let your puppy drink or eat anything with caffeine
Just like alcohol, caffeine can kill dogs. Make sure you don’t give your dog anything with caffeine. This includes sodas, coffee, tea, painkillers, and anything else that has caffeine as an ingredient. Keep your dog alive with only water in his bowl!
4. Never toss the peach pits and apple cores to your furry friend
Both of these are terrible for doggie bellies! They can cause inflammation of the small intestine. Get this, the seeds in apples contain one of the same ingredients found in rat poison. Ick! Protect your puppy and don’t ever feed him or her apple cores or peach pits!
5. Keep the cookies, cakes, and anything else with sugar out of your dog’s reach
Just like sugar is bad for humans, it is equally bad for dogs. It can cause cavities, obesity, and even dog diabetes. Don’t give your dog anything with sugar, no matter how much they beg for it!
6. Don’t feed your pup grapes or raisins
Grapes and raisins are actually quite fatal to dogs. While there is really no known cause for why this happens, it is a proven fact that raisins and grapes do contain ingredients that can end up killing your pup. Don’t take the risk. Eliminate grapes and raisins from your dog’s diet. Protect your puppy and stop feeding him or her unsafe human food to make sure they live a long and healthy life.