It’s tempting to feed our four-legged friends from the table — who can resist those big brown eyes? But if you want to see those peepers for many years to come, you need to know what human foods can be toxic to dogs.
We have heard it a thousand times — chocolate can be deadly for dogs and ingesting even a small amount can wreak havoc on your poor pup, not to mention your wallet. Our friends at Trupanion tell us that chocolate ingestion alone can cost hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars before your pooch is fully healthy again. They also caution us that it’s best to know the symptoms of toxicity for individual foods, as the amount ingested before it becomes dangerous varies significantly based on the substance and the size of the dog. Additionally, it’s possible your dog’s age and other health concerns could play a role in how dangerous it is.
Chocolate isn’t the only dangerous food for dogs. Check out the info below so you can be certain to never accidentally feed your furry friend something dangerous.
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Originally published July 2015. Updated April 2017.
This post was sponsored by Blue Buffalo Wilderness.