Urgent warning to dog owners over popular human treats that could be fatal – here’s what NOT to feed

Urgent warning to dog owners over popular human treats that could be fatal – here’s what NOT to feed

DOG experts have revealed some of the worst human treats to feed your pup and some that may even be fatal to your much-loved pets.

The Tiktok channel for pet health company PetLab Co shared the clip which warns against ten human foods that you should avoid feeding to your dog.

A pet health company shared advice on what human treats you should avoid feeding your dog

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A pet health company shared advice on what human treats you should avoid feeding your dogCredit: @petlabco/Tiktok
Macadamia nuts are one of the treats that can be toxic to dogs

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Macadamia nuts are one of the treats that can be toxic to dogsCredit: @petlabco/Tiktok

Some of the treats listed will be common knowledge to most responsible pet owners with items such as chocolate, grapes and raisins and alcohol being a big no-no.

Other little-known treats that should be avoided were canned fruits that are high in artificial sweeteners and macadamia nuts that can lead to hypothermia, tremors and vomiting.

According to the MSD Veterinary Manual symptoms of macadamia nut toxicosis are often mild with no treatment required but owners should contact a vet if symptoms become worse.

Petlab Co also warned against feeding Xylitol, an artificial sweetener found in products such as gum, sweets, and toothpaste.

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Animal charity the Blue Cross warns that even small amounts of Xylitol can be fatal to dogs causing their blood sugar levels to plummet eventually leading to liver failure.

They advise keeping toxic items out of reach of your pooch and not leaving gum in pockets or handbags.

One major human treat to steer clear of is fatty foods such as fried bacon as eating large amounts could lead to Pancreatitis.

Animals suffering from pancreatitis may experience pain, diarrhea, repeated vomiting, loss of appetite, a fever and a hunched back.

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If the condition goes untreated, mild cases can progress to more serious symptoms which may result in sudden death.

Other toxic treats foods include garlic, avocados, onions and small bones.

Vets at The River Road Veterinary Clinic have also warned about the dangers of rawhide treats to dogs.

Rawhide bones are a common treat for our four-legged pals but vets have advised against feeding the snack that can cause internal blockages as well as damage to the mouth.

Rawhide is a cattle product that is processed using chemicals and is washed with water and bleach or hydrogen peroxide before being dried and flavoured.

The chews are stiff and have a leathery texture that can be hard for dogs and other animals to digest.

Rawhide bones can easily splinter off and cause destruction inside your pet’s stomach and inside its mouth when chewing.

The River Road Clinic said: “They [rawhide] are often swallowed and they absorb water and swell in the stomach, growing in size and rendering them unable to pass through the intestines.

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TEN TOXIC TREATS FOR DOGS

Here are the ten human foods you should avoid giving to your dog

Canned fruit

Fatty foods such as bacon

Macadamia nuts

Chocolate

Grapes and Raisins

Onions and garlic

Alcohol

Avocados

Small cooked bones

Xylitol is found in products such as gum, sweets and toothpaste

“Foreign body surgery to remove the large chunk of rawhide is then the only way to solve the problem.”

Other concerns raised by vets include bacterial contamination such as Campylobacter and Salmonella.

Xylitol is an artificial sweetener used in candy and gum that can be harmful to dogs even in small doses

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Xylitol is an artificial sweetener used in candy and gum that can be harmful to dogs even in small dosesCredit: @petlabco/Tiktok
Some were less harmful than others but pet owners should try to avoid these treats

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Some were less harmful than others but pet owners should try to avoid these treatsCredit: @petlabco/Tiktok

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