The hidden dangers of your barbecue food that can be fatal for dogs
Findings by Postman Pooch reveal how very harmful your favorite grilled meats, fish and snacks are to pets if our dogs get their paws on them.
Bacon, chicken, salmon, and meatless burgers are some of the most harmful dishes dogs can eat due to the high levels of sugar, fat, and toxins that can be dangerous for dogs.
Other barbecue essentials, including salads, seasonings, and sauces, are just as harmful as they can be toxic, leading to dehydration, bloating, and in extreme cases, death.
Veterinarian Dr Joanna Woodnutt reveals the essentials of barbecuing that are dangerous for dogs, according to Postman Pooch’s findings:
She said, “There are many risks involved in barbecuing treats. One is the risk of food poisoning – dogs can get “barbecue belly” as much as humans can!
“Seasonings and marinades on meat can be toxic to dogs, and the fat can trigger dangerous pancreatitis.
“Hot food can burn hungry mouths and – last but not least – it’s not a good idea to teach dogs that barbecues are synonymous with food. Your dog will quickly learn to get under your feet or even consider serving himself, which will put him in much more danger. danger ”.
Meat, fish and barbecue meat without meat:
Bacon – Dog owners should avoid feeding these meats to dogs as they are extremely fatty and dogs’ diets that are too fatty can lead to overweight and cause pancreatitis.
Salmon – Cannot be given to dogs due to the excessive level of salt in these meats which can lead to electrolyte imbalances, causing dehydration and affecting their appetite.
Chicken – Can only be given to pets in very small amounts.
Vegetarian or Vegan Alternatives – These meatless alternatives are extremely harmful to give to pets because they are often processed and contain ingredients, such as onions, which are toxic to dogs.
Salad, seasoning and vegetables:
Mushrooms – May contain toxins, which affect many systems in the body, causing shock and causing death.
Corn On The Cob – Is Harmful To Dogs. They will love to chew it, but the fibrous cob is indigestible and is a common cause of intestinal obstruction in dogs.
Onion & Garlic – Should not be given to dogs under any circumstances as they are extremely poisonous and can be fatal if eaten.
Peppers – May only be eaten by pets in small quantities.
Bread – Dogs can eat very small amounts of plain white or brown bread.
Sauces – No ketchup, brown gravy, and salad cream should be given to dogs due to the high sugar levels in these sauces, which can lead to obesity, dental problems, and possibly diabetes. are also extremely toxic to dogs.
Skewers – This is one of the main dangers of barbecuing, as sharp skewers can cause serious damage when swallowed and require emergency treatment.
Alcohol – No alcohol should be given to dogs as animals are much more sensitive to alcohol toxicity and only a very small amount of alcohol can cause the following effects: poisoning, liver damage, vomiting and death.
Bottles and Cans – Broken bottles or cans can have sharp edges that can cause a trip to the vet if your pet, unfortunately, gets cut.
BBQ Leftovers and Waste – Hungry dogs looking to steal food may go through the trash cans or the trash bag. This should be kept out of the reach of scavengers, as discarded foil, styrofoam wrappers, and discarded corn on the cob are all potentially dangerous to dogs.
Dr Woodnutt said: “It’s understandable to want to take your dog with you when you’re out to a barbecue, so bring them something to do. A good chew toy can be a good option to keep your dog entertained so that he doesn’t go looking for trouble.
“I like to make my dog into a ‘popsicle’ if I know it’s going to be hot – I put some of his food and tasty treats in a kong, then fill it with water, stir and I When I pop the frozen ‘lolly’ out of the mug and give it to her, I know she’s going to spend a good half hour licking it and taking out all the treats. “
Postman Pooch co-founder Kyle Lovett-Blackwell shared the toys and treats that will help keep your dog entertained while you catch up with your loved ones:
“The best longevity treats to entertain your dog in restaurants and cafes are kongs filled with peanut butter, wet or frozen food. They will love the challenge and these will keep them entertained for hours. Pet owners should also pack a collapsible water bowl for their pets when the weather warms up to avoid heat exhaustion.
“It’s important to be prepared to have these longevity toys and treats when you go out with your dog in order to keep him entertained and behave the best in public spaces. Pet owners should refrain from feeding dogs treats and leaving alcohol unattended or within reach of their dogs, as this can be extremely harmful ”.