Explanation: Despite what the question's main photo suggests, no, dogs should not eat ice cream. Dogs can have trouble digesting dairy and many even have a slight intolerance to lactose. If you're looking for an alternative, frozen yogurt is better, even though it’s also a dairy product. And if you're trying to steer clear of milk altogether, you can give your dog frozen chunks of fruit like apples for a tasty, icy treat.
Explanation: No, cinnamon is not OK to feed your dog. Cinnamon is not actually toxic to dogs, but it can irritate your dog's mouth, making them uncomfortable and even sick. It can also lower a dog’s blood sugar too much, leading to vomiting, diarrhea, heart rate changes, or worse liver disease. And If your dog inhales cinnamon in powder form, it can cause difficulty breathing, coughing, and choking.
Explanation: Dogs CANNOT eat grapes, macadamia nuts and garlic. Grapes and raisins are extremely toxic to dogs and can cause cause kidney failure. Macadamia nuts are another extremely toxic food for dogs causing vomiting, increased body temperature, hypothermia, depression, tremors, inability to walk, lethargy and can even affect the nervous system. Dogs should not eat garlic. Garlic can cause anemia in dogs with side effects such as pale gums, elevated heart rate, weakness, and collapsing.
Explanation: Chocolate is very dangerous to dogs because it contains very toxic substances like theobromine. Just a little can cause diarrhea and vomiting, while large amounts can cause seizures, irregular heart function, and even death. Dark chocolate is the most toxic, followed by milk then white. This is because the amount of toxic theobromine varies with the type of chocolate. Baking and dark chocolate are highly concentrated with 130-450 mg of theobromine per ounce. Milk chocolate has about 44-58 mg/ounce and white chocolate has only 0.25 mg of theobromine per ounce. White chocolate barely poses any threat of chocolate poisoning but dogs can still get sick from the fat and sugar, which can lead to pancreatitis. To put this in perspective, a 50-pound dog would only have to eat 9 ounces of milk chocolate or 1 ounce of baker's chocolate to potentially show signs of chocolate poisoning.
Explanation: Onions contain a compound that is toxic to dogs. It can damage red blood cells, which can lead to anemia. Symptoms of anemia include decreased appetite, weakness, lethargy and fainting. Keep anything onion away from your dog such as onion juices, powders, shells and more.
Give your dog a fruity snack that's safe for consumption.
Explanation: Watermelon without seeds or rind is safe for dogs! Lemons and limes, however, can be toxic their skins contain a substance called psoralen that can cause gastrointestinal symptoms like vomiting and diarrhea. In more severe cases, psoralen can cause muscle tremors, difficulty walking, liver failure and death. Rhubarb should not be eaten by dogs either. Rhubarb contains oxalates, which can cause problems to the digestive tract, nervous system and kidneys. It can also lower the calcium levels, causing renal failure and other issues. Lastly, avocados should not be consumed by dogs because they contain a very poisonous toxin called persin. Persin is found in all parts of the avocado (the fruit, pit, and bark) and can cause fluid accumulation in your dog's lungs and chest. This can result in breathing difficulties, oxygen deprivation and even death.
Explanation: Dogs can eat all of these!
Blackberries are a great low-calorie, nutritious snack that can be given fresh or frozen. They are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and provide a great source of fiber. Cooked eggs are safe and nutritious, providing lots of vitamins, minerals and protein. Keep in mind that raw eggs to your dog carry the risk of Salmonella, which could make your dog sick. Sweet potatoes are easy to digest and are rich in vitamin A, which is important for immune system and eye health. It is important to note that too much vitamin A can lead to bone problems and muscle weakness. Finally, coconut is safe as an occasional treat either using the fruit's meat or oil. It has benefits to the immune system and can help bad breath and skin conditions. Keep in mind that coconut oil is high in fat and calories so it's best in moderation to avoid weight gain. And make sure your dog doesn't get to the coconut's outer shell because it can get stuck in the throat.