The World’s Most Dangerous Foods For Your Dog (INFOGRAPHIC)

We have the tendency to humanize our beloved dogs because we think that they are the same as us. So, we think that they can eat the same foods as we do. Even if it’s true that we have a lot in common, we are not the same in every aspect.

We have to stop humanizing our pups

The truth is that some of the foods that are good for us are actually pretty dangerous, even deadly for our furry friends. Certain foods like for example grapes can seem completely harmless, but in fact, they can cause kidney failure in dogs. That’s why it’s crucial to know what they are and what they can cause them.

The world’s most dangerous foods for dogs infographic

The artist Lili Chin decided to create this infographic after she caught her boyfriend trying to feed a grape to their dog. She collaborated with the veterinarian Dr. Jessica Vogelsang and with the firm Design Lab Creative Studio. Here is what they come up with:

Source: Heels & Paws

A little bit more information

One thing that you won’t find on the infographic is how much of each food is toxic to a dog because it can be different for each dog. Just like humans, each dog’s body reacts differently to the same food. A dog will eat only one grape and die while another one will eat a whole bunch without any problem.

That’s why your veterinarian is the best person to answer any questions or concerns you could have. If your dog ate something toxic, what’s important is to check for the following symptoms:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Lack of appetite
  • Lethargy
  • Painful abdomen
  • Seizures
  • Coma

In case of emergency

If you think that your dog ate something harmful, call your vet immediately. If you can’t reach him, call the ASPCA Poison Control Hotline at 888-426-4435 in the U.S., or you can also call the National Pet Poison Helpline at 800-213-6680 or 855-764-7661 in the U.S. and Canada. You can reach them 24/7.

Over to you

What do you think of this infographic? Did you know they could be harmful to your dog or are you surprised of some of the foods listed here? Please, I’d like to know what are your thoughts on this!

 

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6 thoughts on “The World’s Most Dangerous Foods For Your Dog (INFOGRAPHIC)

  1. Hi Nataly,
    Thanks so much for the thumbs up on these dangerous foods for our dogs. I knew some of them, but not raisins, nor did I know mushrooms were bad for them.

    I get pretty particular when it comes to my fur babies. I do make them fish, chicken, and sometimes bits of grass fed steak. They do have some kibble every day, but I have to use my magnifying glass in order to read the ingredients and where it is made.

    Always looking for information on my dogs.

    -Donna

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    1. Hi Donna,

      I’m so glad you liked the infographic! I knew about most of the foods on this list, but I didn’t know about raisins nor mushrooms either. It’s so important to learn those foods and that’s why I wanted to share it when I saw it on Facebook.

      Your furbabies are very lucky to have a mom like you to take care of them like you do!

      Thanks for your comment! Hope you had a great day! 🙂

      ~ Nataly

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  2. I think it’s horrible that even though there are so many products out there that are harmful to our furkids, the products are still allowed to be sold. Just doesn’t make any sense. People trust that products/food will be safe and end up killing their furbabies. So sad. 😦

    For some reason, may be my laptop but I don’t see the infographic?

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    1. Hey Bren,

      You’re so right about those products! Since I work at the veterinary clinic, I am much more aware of the bad products that are sold everywhere and I can’t understand either why they still allow them to be sold. I used to buy some of those products at the grocery store because they were cheaper and I seriously thought they were safe for my furkids. Today, I’m much more cautious when I choose dog food and treats!

      I fixed the infographic, you should be able to see it now. I left you a message on Facebook about this.

      Have a great weekend gf! 🙂

      ~Nataly

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    1. Hi Sandy,

      Sorry for the late reply, I guess I missed your comment!! I didn’t know about salmon. And I completely agree with you, dog food is the best for our furbabies.

      Thanks for stopping by and for your comment. Have a great week!! 🙂

      ~Nataly

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