Your guide to All things pets

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Dogs are a person’s best friend, travelling partner, camping buddy and for many, a part of the family.

That’s why it’s important that as pet owners, we must know what type of food help boost their nutrition and those that can pose disastrous consequences.

Here are five beloved human foods that may harm dogs if taken in regular or high doses.

Chocolate

Like coffee, chocolate may sound like a great pet treat but it contains methylxanthines from the cacao seeds. Methylxanthines can cause vomiting and diarrhea, excessive thirst and urination, abnormal heart rhythm, tremors, seizures and even death. And yes, dark chocolate can cause even worse problems.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil might be lauded as a great source of healthy saturated fats but it may cause stomach aches, loose stools or diarrhea and so don’t let your dogs ingest too much of it. Likewise, coconut water contains high levels of potassium and it’s not advisable for pets to drink.

Grapes and Raisins

We know they make a great quick snack, a party starter or can be mixed with some greens for lunch, but this fruit and its products can cause kidney failure in dogs, so it’s best not to feed these to him.

Onion

This spicy essential brings aroma to your own food but for your dogs, these may cause gastrointestinal irritation and can lead to red blood cell damage in the long run.

Xylitol

A sweetener in many products like gum, candy, baked goods and even toothpaste, xylitol can increase insulin in the bloodstream which lowers blood sugar levels leading to vomiting, lethargy and can even progress to seizures.

Keep your pets safe by feeding them with high quality pet food that’s been formulated with your dogs in mind.

Trust Addiction Pet Foods in using only the most premium ingredients from the one of the world’s cleanest places to produce pet food: New Zealand.

Discover how you can take your best buddy’s nutrition further with Addiction Pet Food’s wide range of dog food variants.

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DRY

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Grain-free treats great for training or guilt-free snacking.


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