We all learned when we were younger that sharing is caring, and that we should always share our food and toys with those around us. However, in order to show that we care we must sometimes prevent sharing our foods with our furry friends, in particular dogs. Dogs have evolved alongside us, but their digestive systems have evolved very differently and are unable to digest certain foods.
We all know that chocolate is bad for dogs- it’s one of the main things that dogs shouldn’t be able to eat! But did you know that even raw meat and eggs are bad for dogs?
This may seem counter-intuitive since dogs were originally descendants of wild dogs and wolves, animals that killed and ate raw meat in order to survive. However, domesticated dogs are unable to digest the pesticides and bacterium that reside in the meat that has been left for a long time.
An ingredient that isn’t necessarily food but something to watch out for is xylitol. This sweetener will harm your dogs, as it causes their stomachs to bloat. Their digestive systems are unable to digest it, causing them pain and blockage.
Same goes for avocados- they have too much fat for a dog to digest! Small amounts are fine, but it’s better to avoid them overall!
By: Eon Kyong