Keep These Foods Away From Your Dog

However, certain everyday foods found in our homes can pose serious risks to their health. Here’s a look at foods that should never be fed to dogs or left within their reach.

To be prepared, have contact details of your local veterinarian, the nearest emergency clinic, and the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (888-426-4435) at hand.

Onions and garlic, in any form (raw, cooked, even dehydrated powders), can destroy a dog’s red blood cells, leading to poisoning and potentially fatal anemia.

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These ingredients should not be included in any food given to your pet if present in significant amounts.

That said, you will find certain products or homemade recipes that contain a very small amount. Use caution and discuss with your vet.

Xylitol, commonly found in sugar-free products (candy, gum, medicines, soda, etc.), can lead to a rapid drop in blood sugar levels and liver failure in dogs.

Symptoms may include vomiting, lethargy, and coordination issues. Immediate medical attention is necessary if ingestion occurs.

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