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We love our pets so much that we cannot deny any food when they look at us with those pleasing beautiful eyes. However, we need to understand that foods that are good for humans are not good for dogs. In this article, we are going to discuss Indian foods that are bad for dogs and their effects on our pets.
Caffeine is harmful to pets. Moderate consumption of caffeine might cause death in small dogs and cats. Sweetened beverages like Coke, Pepsi, and other soda drinks are not permitted as they contain caffeine.
You might notice that many dogs love to eat chocolate and might long for it. Chocolate contains theobromine that is highly dangerous to dogs. They cause seizures, palpitations, vomiting, diarrhea and sometimes death.
In general, salt is avoided for pets. Especially very salty foods like popcorn and potato chips are a strict no for dogs. Too much of salt can cause sodium ion poisoning in them, also leading to excessive thirst and urination.
Garlic and onion might be commonly used in Indian cooking. But we need to know that these cause damage to the red blood cells in dogs. Regular consumption of onion and garlic by dogs causes poisoning. Any food cooked with garlic and onion is bad for dogs.
Dogs are lactose intolerant. They do not have the enzyme that helps to break down and process milk and dairy products. Hence milk and milk products are foods that are bad for dogs.
These four fruits are not good for your pets as they cause renal failure in them. Banana, pineapple, and strawberries can be given. Apples can also be given after removing the seeds.
Rotis, chapatis, and parathas are foods that are bad for dogs and not recommended. These foods contain gluten and when dogs are fed for longer time periods, they develop gall stones.
Always remember to be careful in what you feed your dogs. Any type of spice that is used in Indian cooking is strictly prohibited for dogs. Do your research and ask your vet before trying out new recipes and introducing new food to dogs. Happy feeding :)