Human food doesn't always agree with dogs.
That is why I always look up a food item before giving it to my dog just to make sure that it doesn’t harm my furry friend. I feel that this is something everyone must do to avoid accidental poisoning in dogs.
While some fruits and vegetables are entirely safe for our furry friends to consume, others are downright toxic and must be kept as far away as possible.
In this blog post, I would like to share a list of human fruits and vegetables not safe for your Golden Retriever to eat.
So, without further ado, let's jump right in, shall we?
Let’s get started!
There’s one thing that first-time dog owners are completely oblivious about---human foods don’t always agree with dogs.
In fact, some common foods found in your kitchen could be toxic to your dog and could even cause death! So, it is extremely important that you do your research before you feed your dog the leftovers.
You could mean well but could actually end up causing real harm.
This is why we always recommend that you look certain foods up before giving them to your doggy friend just to be a hundred percent sure that they are completely safe for your furry friend to consume.
Also, you should always call you vet before making any changes to your dog’s food because he knows what’s best for your doggy friend and knows his nutritional needs.
Do keep in mind that even though something may be safe for your dog to consume, it doesn’t mean that it provides any nutritional value to your furry friend’s diet and may just end up adding to the calories.
So, if it doesn’t add to the nutritional benefits, you should just keep it away from your dog.
After all, you want your furry friend to be happy and have a healthy diet, right?
Let’s take a look at all the fruits and vegetables you need to keep as far away from your Golden Retriever as possible!
Here's the deal:
- Asparagus: This vegetable isn’t toxic to dogs but, isn’t beneficial either. It can’t be eaten raw by your Goldy because it is too hard and tough to chew. When cooked, it loses most of the nutrients. So, it is best to feed your dog something of nutritional value instead
- Avocado: Avocados make healthy snacks for humans but, aren’t for dogs. The skin, leaves, and pits of avocados have persin which is toxic to dogs and can cause diarrhea and vomiting. Even though the flesh of the fruit doesn’t have too much of this toxin, it still is a lot for your dog’s system
- Cherries: While the fleshy part of cherries isn’t unsafe for dogs, cherry plants and seeds contain small amounts of cyanide which is toxic to dogs. Cyanide causes a disruption in oxygen transport to the dog’s cells and cyanide poisoning. The symptoms include red gums, difficulty in breathing, and dilated pupils
- Grapes: Dogs shouldn’t eat grapes or raisins as they are highly toxic to dogs and can lead to acute and sudden kidney failure! Keep these as far away from your furry friend as possible
- Mushrooms: Even though the store-bought mushrooms aren’t toxic or harmful to dogs, they should still be avoided. Although only 100 out of the 50,000 species of mushrooms are toxic to dogs, you’d be better off skipping this altogether
- Onions: Onions, chives, and leeks are poisonous to dogs and cats. They can cause your furry friend's red blood cells to rupture. Symptoms of onion poisoning include diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, and stomach pain. This is a grave and life-threatening condition
- Tomatoes: You should avoid giving your dog tomatoes even though the ripened red part is safe for your furry friend to consume. Green parts of the fruit contain a toxin called solanine which could hurt your furry friend’s system
It is always a good practice to look up even the most ordinary human foods before giving them to your furry friend as you never know what could be toxic!
In this blog post, I aimed to share a list of common fruits and vegetables that you should avoid giving to your furry friend. Ideally, you should call your vet before making any tweaks or changes to your dog’s diet to make an informed decision.
I hope I was able to answer your question to the best of my ability.
Did I miss something? Let me know in the comments section, and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can!