Food That Are Bad for Dog Food Dog Should Not Eat

In general it's not recommended to feed the following things in excess to a dog:

  • Sweets
  • Fat
  • Condiments
  • Spicy
  • Sauces
  • Bones

For the last point mentioned, there are many people that give their dogs their chicken or beef bones after having eaten dinner, however this is something that should be avoided. Bones can cause obstructions and they tend to splinter, which can be very harmful not only in your dogs throat but can even cause perforation to parts of his digestive system and this can be fatal.

Some food That Are Bad for Dog and some of the sicknesses a dog can suffer due to bad nutrition are:

  • Chronic gastritis:This is attributed to the intolerance of certain foods, or to a problem with parasites. Generally this problem occurs when the dog has been fed expired food or rotten food. This can also be caused if the dog eats too much grease or leftovers. Some dogs like getting into the trash to scavenge for food and this often times contains rotten and toxic substances.
  • Diarrhea:Sometimes, something as small as a change in a dog's diet can bring about diarrhea. Therefore it's best to not change your dog's diet suddenly since the dog's stomach needs to gradually get used to a new food. If you notice that your dog has diarrhea and that the problem persists for over 24 hours, consult your veterinarian as prolonged diarrhea can lead to dehydration.
  • Allergies:Common with dogs, allergies are caused by the immune systems overreaction to certain allergens. Purebred dogs often have the most problem with allergies due to genetic predisposition to specific allergens. Some common allergens that affect dogs are flea saliva, grass and some ingredients in commercial dog food. The allergic reactions can be simply uncomfortable or can be potentially fatal. Generally the allergy symptoms are found on the skin. Irritation of the skin on the paws, ears, face, abdomen, and rectal area is one of the most typical. Some of the other symptoms are hair loss, gastrointestinal distress and hives. The most serious reactions usually are the result of insect bites and can cause a potentially fatal condition called anaphylactic shock. The swelling and blockage of the airway is another reaction to allergens that is very serious.

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