CONTACT KY3 ALERT: 9 Toxic foods for dogs
Most pet owners know ... chocolate can be toxic for dogs.
There are other common household foods that can also be dangerous or even deadly for your pup.
Theo, the Glatzer family dog, was alone with their toddler and a bowl of grapes. Later they noticed the grapes were missing.
Knowing that grapes can be toxic for dogs, they immediately rushed Theo to the animal hospital.
“As most dog owners know, they’ll really eat anything, and there are some human food that will cause some serious health problems," said Julia Calderone, with Consumer Reports.
The FDA recently released information on people foods that can make dogs sick. Here are a few you might not know about.
Onions, garlic, and chives — and any foods seasoned with them —can damage a dog’s red blood cells, which can progress to anemia.
Macadamia nuts are also toxic for dogs and can lead to vomiting, fever, and muscle weakness.
Fatty foods, like fried chicken, can inflame a dog’s pancreas.
Xylitol, a low-calorie sweetener used in many processed foods like gum, can cause a rapid spike in a dog’s insulin levels.
“Just a few pieces of chewing gum that contain Xylitol could lower small dogs’ blood sugar to dangerous levels," said Calderone.
Grapes, along with raisins and dried currants, can be extremely toxic for dogs’ kidneys, even causing renal failure.
Thankfully, Theo was just fine.
You might be wondering about toxic foods and cats. The FDA says cats can have similar reactions as dogs, but they are pickier eaters and are usually less likely to eat something that will make them sick.