Who doesn’t give their dog human foods? From mixing it with kibble, raw diets or just as a treat… we’ve all done it. Certain human foods although safe for us, can be lethal for our dogs.
It’s important to remember that not all human foods are good for dogs. In fact, some of the most common food items we eat can be very harmful or even poisonous to our canine companions.
From chocolate and grapes to onions and garlic, there are a number of everyday foods that should never be shared with your pup. Knowing which foods can harm your dog is key in keeping them safe and healthy.
Avocados are a nutritious and tasty food enjoyed by people around the world. However, they can be dangerous for dogs if ingested in large quantities. While some dogs may enjoy eating avocados, it is important to know that avocados contain a toxic substance called persin which can be harmful to your dog’s health if consumed in large amounts.
Avocado contains a toxin called persin which is found in all parts of an avocado plant including leaves, bark, skin and fruit. It can cause digestive upset or even more serious health problems when ingested by animals such as dogs.
Large amounts of persin can lead to vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain in dogs who consume too much avocado or any other part of the plant containing this toxin.