5 Football Season Foods that Are Deadly to Dogs
Football season is here! That means Sundays on the couch, fantasy football craziness and, most importantly, SNACKS! Glorious, cheesy, salty snacks.
But just because your body can handle a wide variety of tasty foods, doesn't mean your dog's can. In fact, there are some popular football season snacks that can be fatal if your canine ingests them. To help owners and pets everywhere have a winning and safe football season, Petplan pet insurance has put together a list of football foods to be extra cautious with if you have a pup.
Chicken wings are a major choking hazards for dogs because of the food's fine bones. If your pup does manage to get wings down their gullet, the bones can still cause problems by splintering inside your dog's GI tract, which can cause serious punctures and tears.
If you are getting wings for the game, make sure they are out of your pet's reach and that all bones go straight into the trash.
Brews are fun for you, but not for your dog. Drinking even a small amount of beer can lead to fatal respiratory depression in some canines.
A variety of nuts can lead to serious health problems for your pooch, including devastating effects on your pet's nervous system. Especially make sure Macadamia nuts and walnuts are out of paw's reach. These nuts' toxic effects can cause vomiting, paralysis and death.
FOOD WITH TOOTHPICKS
Sure, toothpicks can make food look nice, but it's best to leave them in the cabinet. These little sticks can lead to big problems for dogs, including fatal damage to the GI tract and choking.
Onions are extremely toxic to dogs, even when they are fried. Frying these rings actually makes them doubly dangerous: the onions are poisonous to your dog and the fried outside is likely to give them diarrhea.