What Food That Dogs Should Not Eat and What To feed Your Dog

Some of the food are toxic for your dog. Be careful when you feed them.

Some of the food are toxic for your dog. Be careful when you feed them.

What to feed your dog? And what you should not feed your dog?  I have an answer for you.  Keep reading….

Giving in to those puppy eyes and handing your canine buddies a treat seem pretty harmless. That is, if the human treat you’re giving them is 100% safe and non-toxic. Here is a list of foods that you should never be fed to your canine buddies – no matter how cute they act up.

  • Grapes and Raisins

Grapes and raisins can cause lack of appetite, weakness, abdominal pain, dehydration and even kidney failure if fed to your dogs.

  • Xylitol

Xylitol is not only found in chewing gums but also in certain cookie brands. Xylitol is highly toxic leading to a drastic decrease in blood sugar in dogs which then leads to severe liver failure even at the smallest amount.

  • Onions and Garlic

    Dangerous Food for dogs

    Dangerous Food for dogs

Onions and garlic cause a decrease in red blood cells in dogs when consumed at certain amounts. Of course they are good for human but definitely NOT for your dog!

  • Macadamia Nuts and other nuts

Nuts generally cause vomiting in dogs. It can also lead to weakness, lethargy and depression.

  • Coffee, Chocolate and Tea

These three often contain caffeine which can are highly toxic to dogs. These food items can cause vomiting and hyperactivity and can lead to heart arrhythmias and seizures in dogs.

  • Cooked bones most especially from fish

Cooked bones are very much prone to breaking and can obstruct or lacerate your dog’s digestive system.

  • Food items and beverages with alcohol content

Alcohol can cause intoxication, coma and even death in dogs. You should always check food items for alcohol content before feeding them to your dogs.

So, what to feed your dog? I would recommended to read my previous articles on how to homemade dog food. I think you will like it.

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3 Natural Ingredients To Treating Discolored Nails

Discolored and yellow nails can be caused by a lot of factors. It can either be hereditary or due to exposure to chemicals and other unfavorable conditions.

Discolor nails

Discolor nails

Some of the most common causes include using too much nail products like nail polish and nail polish removers, bacterial infection, malnutrition, nail fungus and even smoking. Whatever the cause is, you can help improve the condition and color of your nails by trying these simple home remedies for discolored nails.

  • Lemon

You can slice up a lemon and rub the cut pieces onto your nails. You can also extract the juice and use a piece of cotton or a piece of cloth to apply it to your nails. Another option would be to soak your fingers or toes in the lemon juice. Doing any of these options will help remove the nail stain and discoloration.

  • Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is great for removing stains and discoloration in your nails. The only drawback with using tea tree oil is that it might take quite a bit of time before you can actually see significant results. Simply apply two drops of tea tree oil onto the discolored nails twice a day to help remove discoloration.

  • Onions

Simply apply onion peels onto the discolored nails by rubbing. You can do this as often as you like. Onions are known to help whiten nails and can also hinder fungal and bacterial growth in your nails. Just make sure to thoroughly wash your nails after applying the onion peels.

If you have some experience in treating your discolored nails, please share with my readers. For more articles, please visit Natural Health Care Reviews