Dangerous food for dogs

When talking about toxic dog food, we are referring to the food we have in our fridge and home. There are certain foods that we enjoy eating that can be very toxic and life-threatening for your dog. What kind of plants do you decorate your home with? There are several plants that are toxic to your dog.

Dog food in Denmark

In fact, Danish legislation has ensured that all dog food from Danish dog food manufacturers must contain all the necessary nutrients that your dog needs, at a minimum. So, whether you buy expensive or cheap dog food for your dog, it will actually get everything it needs through its regular food.

However, this does not change the fact that we sometimes want to give our dogs a little extra treat… From leftovers from dinner to a delicious snack from the fridge. It is especially here, where we have to do with human food, that we need to be careful. As some foods contain certain substances that can be directly life-threatening to your dog.

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The 6 most dangerous foods for your dog – and why

Before you give your dog a treat, it’s a good idea to find out if they can tolerate it. Here are the worst culprits, and learn why you should not give your dog these foods:

Avocado
The delicious green vegetable, which no one can do without when it’s Mexican on the menu, contains the fungal toxin persin. Persin is harmless to humans but not to dogs. Dogs can get diarrhea, vomiting, and other digestive problems if they get the fungal toxin persin in their system.

Xylitol
Light products Is an artificial sweetener used in many of our light products. The sweetener can result in collapse and brain disorders for our dogs.

Aflatoxin – moldy foods
Keep an extra eye on the condition of the food you want to give your dog. Many mold spots contain the toxin aflatoxin, which can cause liver damage, muscle tremors, fever, vomiting, and diarrhea. Fallen apples can also harm your dog as they may contain wasps or killer snails. The snail acts as a host for the French heartworm and the fox lung worm

Chocolate
We know that chocolate is one of the absolute worst foods for our dogs, despite humans’ strong craving for the product. Chocolate contains the organic toxin theobromine, which can cause vomiting, heart disorders, brain damage, and in worst case death. So keep the chocolate as far away as possible

Onions and garlic
The common everyday vegetable onions, along with their little sister garlic, contain thiosulfate, which can give the dog serious anemia. Anemia often occurs if they get it regularly or in larger portions

Raisins and grapes
Probably one of the worst on the list of food culprits. Less than 5-8 grapes or raisins can lead to acute kidney failure. Veterinarians have not yet found a treatment for kidney failure

 

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Beneficial foods

There is also a long list of foods that are good for our dogs – just as they are for us. The following foods are especially advantageous to give your dog, as they help boost serotonin which is formed from tryptophan – an amino acid in the product.

Sesame seeds Soybeans Flaxseeds Cheese Peanut butter Tuna Shrimp Lentils White beans Chicken and eggs Salmon Hummus Banana

Olive oil and its benefits

We highly recommend using olive oil for your four-legged friend – Honey, Smilla and Lulu from onlinehund.dk love olive oil. Olive oil contains Vitamin E and a high content of omega. On top of that, it’s an excellent antioxidant that benefits the cells of our animals. Olive oil is also good for the dog’s joints.

It’s good for skin, fur – and if your dog has cracked paws you can make them soft with olive oil. It’s good both internally and externally. The advantage of using olive oil is that it doesn’t smell like salmon oil or cod oil. Give your dog the following dosage:

❎️Dogs under 10 kilos – 1/2 teaspoon per day.

❎️Dogs from 11 to 30 kilos – 1 teaspoon per day.

❎️Dogs over 30 kilos – 1 1/2 teaspoons per day.

 

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Poisonous Plants – Do you have these in your home?

In addition to food, there are also plants that are toxic to your dogs and cats. So keep an eye on which plants you bring into your home.

  • Tulips, hyacinths, Easter and lilies
    All plants of the bulb plants are poisonous to dogs. Both tulips, hyacinths, Easter and lilies contain the toxins narcissin and narcipoetin. The substance is found throughout the plant, but in the highest concentration in the bulb, which is underground. The dog does not have to eat significant amounts of the plants before it can be deadly.

 

  • Poinsettia – Euphorbia pulcherrima
    Contains a whitish substance that can be seen when a leaf or other part of the plant is broken, this sap acts as a solvent and contains Phorbol-esters. If the plant is absorbed into the dog’s system, it releases sap that causes irritation of the mucous membranes in both the stomach and intestines. If contact is made with the skin, itching, redness, and / or rash on the dog and blisters can often be seen. If your dog has eaten a poinsettia, you will see the following reactions; increased salivation, vomiting, abdominal pain, and in rare cases diarrhea.

 

  • Sago palm – Cycas revoluta
    The entire plant is toxic, but the plant’s seeds contain the highest concentration of the toxic substances where only a few seeds from the plant can be fatal. Ingestion of this can cause your dog to salivate and tremble. Can lead to kidney failure, liver problems and damage to the nervous system.

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