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5 Things Mainer’s Should Never Give To Their Dogs, Although We’d Like To

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I think it’s safe to say that all of us like to give ‘human’ treats to our lovely K-9’s. But there are certain foods and drink that they should not consume.

Some of the foods we eat can be toxic to dogs and we should avoid the temptation to feed them to them.

Here are 5 things that you should never give your dog. If you are going to feed your dog ‘human food’when in doubt, check it out. You would hate to bear the guilt if you fed your dog something that would take his life.


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Gary Freeman, Townsquare Media

1

COFFEE

 

 

Having coffee with a good friend can be a great experience, however, coffee for your dog is not. Caffeine poisoning can occur in dogs if they drink coffee or soda pop which could result in rapid breathing, heart palpitations, and muscle tremors.

 

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Christopher Furlong, Getty Images

2

ALCOHOL

 

 

No doubt, back in the day, you and your buds might have thought it funny to get the dog drunk. Whether intentional or unintentional, alcohol can have the same effect on your dogs liver as it does your brain. Because a dog’s organs are smaller than a human’s, alcohol can cause coma, difficulties, and even death if too much is consumed.

 

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Sean Gallup, Getty Images

3

ONIONS

 

 

A few of my dogs love bell peppers and tomatoes, but onions should be avoided. It doesn’t matter if they’re cooked or raw, onions can destroy a dog’s red blood cells and can lead to anemia, according to some doctors.

 

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Sandy Huffaker, Getty Images

4

AVOCADOS

 

 

If you’re like me, you love avocado’s, but they’re not good for dogs….at all. Avacado contains persin, which can cause major stomach upset in your dog.

 

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Ashlee Ralla, Getty Images

5

MACADAMIA NUTS

 

 

Most people don’t sit around chomping on macadamia nuts, but people love them in their cookies. That means you don’t want to give them to your dogs. Dogs eating macadamia nuts can cause dogs tremors, fever, rapid heart rate, and can cause them to vomit.

 

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