9 dog treats that are surprisingly dangerous

Dogs love treats and it can be anything as long as it looks delicious according to them. Most of the times we end up being captivated by their cute begging eyes for the foods we consume. Unfortunately, providing them with those foods as treats does more harm than good to your precious pet’s health.

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This is because almost all the foods consumed by humans contain seasonings and additives that are toxic for dogs. Not only that but also some of the foods contain sodium and fats that affect the dogs more than the human beings.

Some of the symptoms that are usually noticed when your dog ends up consuming such treats are vomiting and diarrhea. The only way to treat them is to rush them to the nearest veterinarian in the area.

Let’s look at these 9 treats…

1. Peanut butter with xylitol

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Peanut butter is one of the dogs’ favorite treat. It is alright to provide them with creamy peanut butter free from xylitol. This is because xylitol is an artificial sweetener that is fatally toxic to the dogs. In fact the best choice is to feed them on peanut butter with no additive sweeteners of any kind as a treat.

2. Chicken wings

Chicken wings may seem like a healthy meat based treat at first sight but it is definitely not. This is because it is contains cooked bones that can splinter hence causing a lot of internal damage to your dog. Even if it is bone free, it is still seasoned with onions and garlic that are two known poisonous ingredients for dogs. It is important to also note that chicken wings are fried and fried foods are not healthy for dogs as they are not as well for human beings.

3. Bacon

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Bacon contains a good amount of fats. Unfortunately this makes it fail as a treat for dogs. Dogs cannot digest fats as easily as humans can. Despite that, feeding them on bacon once in a while will not do them harm. Just make sure not to give in and provide it frequently to your pets.

4. Yoghurt

Xylitol is a possible ingredient in most yoghurt. Once consumed by your dog, things can turn out really bad. Yoghurt should totally be avoided. Make sure the dogs do not lick the leftovers of yoghurt on plates or even spoons because most dogs are lactose intolerant.

5. Chocolate-Covered Treats

Xylitol is a possible ingredient in most yoghurt. Once consumed by your dog, things can turn out really bad. Yoghurt should totally be avoided. Make sure the dogs do not lick the leftovers of yoghurt on plates or even spoons because most dogs are lactose intolerant.

6. Pickles

Pickle contains a lot of vinegar and is rich in sodium. These two ingredients are harsh to the dog’s stomach. Pickles contain onions and garlic as well and as mentioned above, they can be fatal as they are poisonous. Instead, you may want to consider giving your dog fresh cucumbers as treats.

7. Black licorice

This is one of the most dangerous treats because it makes your dog really sick. It causes rise in blood pressure as well as vomiting and body weakness. Keep in mind to completely avoid black licorice and incase consumed then an immediate visit to the veterinarian is necessary.

8. Nuts

Yes, nuts also join the group. Dogs can be provided with fresh nuts as treats but should definitely stay away from moldy ones. Moldy nuts tend to cause neurological damage to your dog. You may want to keep an eye on your dog when you are around a nut tree.

9. Chips and dips

Chips are seasoned with onion and garlic that are extremely dangerous. They can still be provided with unflavored tortilla as treats from time to time. Dogs need supervision when eating chips because there is a high probability of choking.

Keep in mind to never provide your dogs with leftovers from the table. Instead, buy them good quality treats made especially for dogs or you could try making natural healthy ones at home. The choice is yours….

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