Getting a dog might seem like a fun idea but it also comes with its fair share of responsibility. Being ignorant of your duties and responsibility as a pet owner could result in a massive fine for this simple mistake as a dog parent. If you are thinking of getting a dog, you should also be aware of their health and nutrition needs.
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But turns out a lot of us are still ignorant about many fundamental aspects of pet care. For example, many cat owners were shocked to find out that many benign-looking houseplants are toxic to cats. Now, in a TikTok, experts at Upper Canada Animal Hospital have revealed a list of commonly found items in every pantry that are actually toxic to dogs.
Household foods to keep away from dogs
The TikTok video by the hospital has gone viral due to its shocking information. In the video, a staff asks vets working in the hospital to name one thing that's toxic to dogs. The list given by various health professionals have left people reeling.
The foods mentioned as toxic to dogs includes: ketchup, garlic, onion, avocados, grapes as well as chocolates and gum. One vet also named the common household medicine Ibuprofen as being toxic to dogs as well.
The caption to the video encourages dog owners to do adequate research before introducing any new foods to their pets.
A few things that are toxic to dogs! Be sure to do research before giving your dog new foods and contact your veterinarian if they get into something they shouldn’t have
People's shocked reactions to the revelation
One of the most liked comments was by one horrified dog owner who stated,
how the hell are my dogs still alive ?
Onions garlic and ibuprofen are the foundation of my diet
Some people rued the lack of awareness about this. One such comment says,
Kinda concerning how many ppl in the comments seem to not google anything before giving human food to dogs?? takes like two seconds to check
Another shared how they avoid accidentally poisoning their pet saying,
I stick to dog food and dog treats
Were you aware of these foods being toxic to your dog? Or are you equally shocked as most people to find out the truth?
Daily Record: 'Dog owners shocked to learn which common household foods are toxic to pets'