Thursday, 22 March 2012

Things never to give you dog

It can be difficult knowing what things are safe for a dog to eat.

Here's a list of things you should NEVER give a dog.

  1. Chocolate. Dogs are allergic to the chemical in chocolate. If you want to give your dog chocolate, special dog chocolate is available.
  2. Onions. They can make your dog anaemic.
  3. Raisins and grapes. Dogs can't digest them properly and they may become stuck in their digestive tracts.
  4. Human painkillers. Unless your vet says its okay, you should never give your dogs painkillers intended for humans.
  5. Caffeine can damage a dog's heart, lungs, kidneys and central nervous system.
  6. Xylitol is an artificial sweetener found commonly in chewing gum and other products. It can case severe liver damage in dogs.
Note - if you think your dog may have eaten any of these things, seek immediate medical advice even if your pet pooch seems well.