You treat your four-legged friend like one of the family, and why not? They’re loyal, and they love you unconditionally. Well… as long as you feed them.
Speaking of which, it’s important to know that while you may consider your dog as the extra child you always wanted, you can’t feed them like a human. Certain foods and ingredients can be dangerous to canines, so let’s get barking mad at 14 of them…
This isn’t a food unto its own, but it’s hiding in many foods that humans eat. WebMD says you can find this sweetener in products such as candy, gum (it should go without saying, don’t give your dog gum), baked goods, and more (check labels).
The source warns that xylitol can cause your furry friend’s blood sugar to drop, and in more serious cases, can cause liver failure. Symptoms of consuming it include your dog being lethargic, vomiting, and having problems with coordination. “Eventually, your dog may have seizures. Liver failure can happen within just a few days,” it warns.