Grapes: The Forbidden Fruit For Dogs

Published February 13, 2015 in Animals

maxresdedtrdyghilhifaultAnybody who has a pet knows exactly what it is like then when they are not well. That is why animal lovers will do whatever necessary to make sure that their pets remain self and healthy. Unfortunately, bad things do happen and there are times when our dogs are sick. They are a member of the family so we rush off to get them the urgent care they need. There are a number of foods that that your dog simply cannot eat because they are toxic to your furry friends. Keep reading to discover some of the foods that can make your dog very sick and some that can be very nutritious and are okay to eat.

You may wonder whether or not dogs can eat grapes and the answer is no. There is no known reason for this but grapes and raisins can make your dog extremely sick. The food can be poisonous to your pet and can cause kidney damage among other problems. Just a handful of grapes could be toxic to your canine friend. Keep them away from this fruit! You would think that it would not be necessary to tell pet owners this, but never allow your dog to consume alcohol. Alcohol contains a significant amount of ethanol and can cause severe damage to your pet’s central nervous and respiratory systems. If for any reason you believe your pet has consumed any amount of alcohol, contact your veterinarian immediately.

There are some nutritious fruits that your dog is allowed to eat. If you have ever witnessed your dog eating a banana and wondered if dogs can eat bananas, the answer is yes it is okay.  There are many important nutrients in bananas that help your dog stay strong and healthy. There are high levels of Vitamin C, Vitamin B, and potassium which your dog may not be receiving during their typical meals. It is common for dog owners to give their dogs about a half a banana 2-3 times a week and it is perfectly safe.

 One downside to giving dogs bananas is that it has the potential to constipate your dog. So it is important that if you are going to give your pet a banana every now and then to not give them one every single day. This could cause problems with their intestinal system and cause them not to be able to go have a bowel movement.

Our pets play such an important role in our lives. We want them to be around for a long time. It is our jobs as pet owners to make sure our dogs are taken care of to the fullest extent of our capabilities. Keeping these toxic foods away from your dog is a great step in keeping your favorite furry friend around for a very long time.

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