What people foods are worst for a dog?
Dogs, like humans, are omnivores and can eat pretty much anything that people can. Of course, there are individual variations, so some dogs may have particular reactions to individual foods. The two BIG exceptions that humans can eat but dogs shouldn’t: 1) Chocolate – this acts as a stimulant in dogs. If a dog eats enough chocolate, its heart can beat so fast that it ceases to pump blood effectively (tachycardia).This is largely a dosage issue, so if you feed your Great Dane one mini-Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, it probably will have very little effect. On the other hand, if a 16-pound beagle eats a pound of Joseph Schmidt truffles, then a visit to the vet for treatment is in order (Yes, I have personal experience with this…:-<...) 2) Anything in the onion family (onions, garlic, shallots, scallions, etc.). Again, this is largely a dosage issue. Dogs cannot properly digest onion-type plants. A small dose will pass right through and cause no ill effects. A large ingestion will cause dig