Let’s face it—puppies are not known for being fussy eaters. Some puppies will eat anything and everything they can get into their mouth. This isn’t a big problem with many human foods, but there are a few human foods your puppy should never eat.
We are all aware that puppies cannot eat chocolate. While a tiny amount may not hurt most puppies, it is best to completely avoid giving chocolate to your puppy. Dark chocolate and baking chocolate are especially hazardous.
Onions are another no-no for your puppy. There are chemicals in onions that turn to poison within the puppy’s digestive system. This is true of some strains of mushrooms as well. Rather than take the chance, it is important to keep both these substances out of your puppy’s reach. Garlic is another culprit. The toxic effect of this spice is quick.
Any kind of seed could cause problems in your puppy. While most will only cause discomfort and possible vomiting, seeds such as apple seeds can be fatal. If you have a puppy that likes to investigate the garbage, it is important to make sure he can’t get to these.
Feed Your Puppy Food and Treats Made for Dogs
Chicken bones are another hazard to puppies, as are those of turkey and duck. These bones tend to shatter and the sharp pieces can poke a hole in your puppy’s stomach or intestine.
Some of the foods that also should be kept from your puppy are grapes, corn-on-the-cob, coffee and many others. To be safe you should just feed your puppy healthy treats and food made for dogs.
Puppies are known for eating many things a human stomach cannot handle. This, however, does not mean they can eat all a human can. To be safe, make sure foods are not left where your puppy can discover them. The most innocent looking item could be the one that kills your puppy. A few minutes of caution can save a lifetime of sadness should you lose your puppy.