Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dog

David S.-March 27, 2016


2. Garlic, Onion and Chives

Garlic, Onion and Chives

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The food family of Allium, which includes onions, chives, and garlic, has substances within it that make it poisonous for dogs. More specifically, Thiosulphate, an oxyanion of sulfur, can quickly become lethal for dogs. Because humans can handle onions with ease, they do not seem like a risky food.

However, the greatest problem when it comes to Allium foods is the fact they cause oxidative damage to the red blood cells. This means that it causes the cells to become weaker, making them more likely to rupture. The potent characteristic of these foods, especially garlic, are also known to cause gastroenteritis, which is neither pleasant nor banal of an issue.

Please note that onions remain poisonous to dogs even when they are cooked, so your best bet is to keep them as far away from your pet as possible.

Common symptoms:

  • Nausea
  • Pale gums
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Visible weakness