Most dog owners have been known to share “people food” with their pooches. After all, they are excellent at begging and pulling on our heart strings. What’s the hurt? Well, other than reinforcing the negative behavior of begging, there are some very real health risks for your pet with certain foods. Some can really hurt them or even kill them.

Increase your knowledge so you know how to protect your dog from inadvertent harm. Here is a list of foods that you will want to know about. Don’t panic if you have given one of these to your pooch at one time or another, as the effects can vary depending upon your dog’s size, breed and other unique characteristics.

1Raw potatoes, particularly green raw potatoes

Cooked potatoes are not dangerous for dogs, and actually they can be found in many dog foods. However, both humans and dogs should avoid green, hence not ripe, raw potatoes as it is toxic to both species. If your dog gets into raw green potatoes, the effects would be nausea and vomiting, seizures, and heart rhythm irregularities. Be sure to keep these away from your pooch.

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