In our last blog post, we began talking about dangerous foods for dogs. No matter if you are a dog owner who loves to share with your pooch or you aren’t, there is still a chance that your dog could eat something harmful. Even the best-behaved dogs, if they have separation anxiety, can get into trouble when you’re not home. It is always best to keep these foods off the counter and in a trash receptacle well away from your dog’s reach. A pet surveillance camera can also help you have peace of mind and keep a watchful eye on your pet. Read part one of our blog series here or keep reading for part two!
Onions & Garlic
Even though it may be tempting to share an onion ring with your dog as you munch on a fast food treat, you may be hurting them. Onions and garlic are toxic to dogs in any form. Allium plants such as onions and garlic can cause a decrease in oxygen flow and damage your dog’s red blood cells resulting in anemia. Keep garlic cloves and onions off your counters and your trash with the remnants secure.
Tomatoes & Potatoes
Though a beautiful red tomato is perfectly fine for your dog to eat, an unripe green one, as well as the stems and leaves can be incredibly harmful for your dog. Solanine, found in unripe tomatoes and other tomato parts can cause a plethora of issues for your furry best friend including gastrointestinal distress, lethargy, weakness, and confusion. If your dog is prone to eating odd things and you have a garden with tomato plants, utilize a fence to keep your dog and your harvest safe.
We know, your dog probably begs and begs until you give him or her just a taste of that delicious cheese that you are about to put on your sandwich. However, dairy is not a food for your pooch. It can cause short-term issues such as diarrhea, as well as long-term gastrointestinal issues. Don’t share your cheese with your dog, and keep it well out of their reach.
Coffee, Tea, & Caffeine
If your dog has ingested coffee or any other caffeinated substance, or if you think they might have, get them to the vet right away. Caffeine wreaks havoc on a dog’s body causing vomiting and diarrhea, as well as thirst, restlessness, and an increased heart rate. Though we feel it is highly unlikely that you have a drop of your favorite coffee drink left over, you may throw away your coffee grounds in the trash. Keep all tea, coffee grounds, and other caffeinated products well out of your dog’s reach.
This is not an exhaustive list of the foods that your dog should not eat. However, we hope that this has helped to shed a little more light on how to better care for man’s best friend. We at Vimtag care about you and your dog and so have pet surveillance cameras that can help you not only keep an eye on your dog while you’re away, but also give you peace of mind that your furry friend is safe. We have one- and two-way pet surveillance cameras that integrate seamlessly into the technology that you already have and do not come with a binding contract. That isn’t all that Vimtag offers. Visit our website to learn more about us and our products!