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When you are thinking to make your puppy healthy,  the essential matter would be pet care; knowing what you can and can’t feed. How about stick to a pretty decent doggy diet, and everything should be fine? NO! There’s a lot of foods you probably doubtful about (that might be bad for your pet), including that are commonly healthy for us. 

Original Text  from Peter Pham

1. Chocolate 
It is one of the most common foods that is bad for dogs, so we figured we’d knock it off the list early. Dog owners know better than to leave a Toblerone or two laying around."

What’s In It: Chocolate contains caffeine and theobromine which fall under the methylxanthines category. When we hear the phrase “the darker the chocolate, the more dangerous,” it’s because white chocolates contain fewer methylxanthines. Thus, less toxicity. 

What It Can Do: If eaten by a dog, chocolate can cause vomiting, dehydration, abdominal pains, severe agitation, muscle tremors, irregular heart rhythm, elevated body temperature, seizures and death."
Original Text  from Peter Pham

2. Milk
Yeah we know, puppies drink milk from their mothers after they’re born. However, like humans (including moi), dogs can also suffer from lactose intolerance. 

What’s In It: Milk contains milk sugar that dogs don’t have the enzymes to break down. 

What It Can Do: Consumption of milk could lead to vomiting, diarrhea and other gastrointestinal problems. While it’s not immediately life-threatening, it can contribute to serious bacterial exposure in dogs that could eventually lead to disease. 
Original Text  from Peter Pham
External : Can I give my dog Milk?

Sorry boy, no Grilled Cheese Spot for you. Your stomach will thank me for it later.

What’s In It: Like milk, cheese also has sugars and fatty components that dogs don’t have the necessary enzymes to break down. 

What It Can Do: Cheese, and other dairy products, can cause problems if consumed in excess. Symptoms like gas, diarrhea and vomiting can all occur if a dog eats too much cheese.
Original Text  from Peter Pham
External : Dog Food Advisor

4. Onion
While onions go with pretty much anything savory, they can do more than just make your dog cry. 

What’s In It: Onions contain compounds that can be harmful to dogs if ingested enough. 

What It Can Do: Onions can damage red blood cells in dogs causing them to become weaker and move around less. If enough onions are consumed, a blood transfusion might be necessary. 
Original Text  from Peter Pham

5.Macadamia Nuts
One of the more recent discoveries, Macadamia Nuts can be incredibly harmful to dogs if eaten. 

What’s In It: The specific chemicals found in macadamias are still unknown right now, but they are known to cause a toxic reaction to dogs if ingested. 

What It Can Do: Dogs will develop weakness and an inability to walk, specifically in their hind legs. Vomiting, staggering gait, depression, tremors and hypothermia. 
Original Text  from Peter Pham
External : Vet Medicine

6. Garlic (SERIOUSLY?, you think of feeding garlic?)
If and only if you think your dog could chase off the vampire near your house.

What’s In It: Garlic is part of the onion family and it is more dangerous to dogs than onions per ounce. It contains compounds that are extremely toxic. 

What It Can Do: The effect of garlic consumption to red blood cells appear after a long period of time (After weeks), the dog’s urine will be orange or dark red.

Controversial For Garlic:  Some medical journal and dog owner believe garlic is a remedy for dog rather than a poison. 

7. Grapes (omg, i thought it is sweet and healthy? )
Like Macadamia Nuts, grapes and raisins can be extremely toxic to dogs. 

What’s In It: While its currently unknown what chemicals and compounds are in grapes that cause toxicity to dogs, the results of consumption can be pretty devastating. 

What It Can Do: Grapes and raisins can cause rapid kidney failure. While it varies between dogs, symptoms may not show up in them. Other than kidney failure, dogs can also develop vomiting or diarrhea as well as a lethargic state. Dogs will also develop dehydration and lack of appetite. Death from kidney failure may occur within three to four days.
Original Text  from Peter Pham

8. Avocado
You might want to hold off sharing that guac with your doggy pal. He’ll thank you for it later. 

What’s In It: Avocado leaves, pits, bark and fruit contain a toxin called persin. 

What It Can Do: Avocados can have toxic effects on dogs depending on the variety. They can cause upset stomachs in dogs, breathing difficulties, fluid buildup in the chest, but the most dangerous thing for them seem to the be the pit. Since it’s slippery, the pit can accidentally be swallowed by dogs, leading to obstruction of the gastrointestinal tract. 
Original Text  from Peter Pham
External : Hub Pages

9. Apple Cores
So you think you could reduce food wastage by sharing the apple cores to your dogggggy? think again. =)

What’s In It: Apple cores (as well as plums, peaches, pears and apricots) contain cyanogenic glycosides or better known as the infamous cyanide. 

What It Can Do: Symptoms consists dizziness, struggling to breath, seizures, collapsing, hyperventilation, shock and coma. 

10. Caffeine
No idea who would ever share coffee with a dog. I mean, what do they have to do all day other than sleep and look out the window? In all seriousness, owners should never let their dogs near coffee or any form of caffeine. 

What’s In It: Coffee contains a stimulant known as Methylated xanthine. 

What It Can Do: Methylated xanthine stimulates the nervous system in dogs, causing vomiting, restlessness, heart palpitations and even death.
Original Text  from Peter Pham

Extra: Yeast Dough & Bacon (Seriously? I was thinking to share my McDonald burger with my best friend!)

What’s In It:
#Yeast: Raw yeast dough from bread can become fermented the dog’s stomach,hence it is a kind of toxic to the doggie. 

#Bacon: Foods that fat, such as bacon, can lead to the pancreatitis disease in dogs.

What It Can Do: 
#Yeast: Toxicity from alcohol is presented when yeast is fermented. This can lead ruptured stomach or intestinal tract when alcohol failed to breakdown . 

#Bacon: It leads to problems with digestion and nutrient absorption.

Source: ASPCA | Peter Pham

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