6 Foods Your Dog Should NEVER EatWhen your beloved dog begs for food under the family dining table, it's tempting to toss him something now and then. Resist that urge! Some foods meant for human consumption can be dangerous, and even deadly, to your dog. An animal's body processes food much differently than the human body. "Our bodies may break down foods or other chemicals that a dog's can't tolerate," explains Dr. Carmela Stamper, a veterinarian at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
And while sometimes people can have severe allergic reactions to foods, it's different for dogs. "Allergies in animals tend to manifest themselves more in skin or ear issues," she explains.
In addition, a food might harm one dog and not another. It depends on a number of factors, including the animal's genetic makeup and size, as well as the amount that animal eats. "A big lab that eats a bar of dark chocolate may not have any problems," she says, "whereas a Chihuahua could get dangerously ill."
Six foods your dog should never eat:
2. Grapes, raisins, and currants
3. Fried and fatty foods
4. Onions, garlic, chives, onion powder and garlic powder
5. Salty snacks
6. Xylitol, a sugar substitute used in many sugarless products
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