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					Human Food Could Kill Your Dog


Let’s face it—dogs are not known for being fussy eaters. Some dogs will eat anything and
everything they can get into their mouth. This isn’t a big problem with many human foods,
but there are a few that could be potentially fatal to your dog.

We are all aware that many dogs cannot eat chocolate. While a tiny bite here and there
may not hurt most dogs, it could kill others. Dark chocolate and baking chocolate are
especially hazardous.

Onions are another no-no for your dog. There are chemicals in onions that turn to poison
within the dog’s digestive system. This is true of some strains of mushrooms as well.
Rather than take the chance, it is important to keep both these substances out of your
dog’s reach. Garlic is another culprit. The toxic effect of this spice is quick.

Any kind of seed could cause problems in your dog. While most will only cause
discomfort and possible vomiting, seeds such as apple seeds can be fatal. If you have a
dog that likes to investigate the garbage, it is important to make sure he can’t get to these.

Chicken bones are another hazard to dogs, as are those of turkey and duck. These bones
tend to shatter and the sharp pieces can poke a hole in your dog’s stomach or intestine.

Dogs are known for eating many things a human stomach cannot handle. This, however,
does not mean they can eat all a human can. To be safe, make sure foods are not left
where your dog can discover them. The most innocent looking item could be the one that
kills your dog. A few minutes of caution can save a lifetime of sadness should you lose
your dog.

				
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