Dogs are considered part of the family. So it’s only natural that you want to give them the best home that you can. But while you strive to make a safe space for your family and your pets, are there some potential hazards you might be neglecting?
Some of these potential dangers could involve food that’s not dog-friendly, while other times it could be household chemicals or even toys mistaken as food that could pose a threat. Read on to find out how to better pooch-proof your home…
What could be the harm of feeding your dog a bit of chocolate while you’re baking? Well, it turns out chocolate tops some lists as the most dangerous food to give to your four-legged friends — especially dark chocolate and cooking chocolate.
The reason, explains Rover.com, is not because dogs are repulsed by the taste of chocolate. It’s actually because chocolate contains caffeine and theobromine, the latter from the cacao plant. The source warns these cause toxicosis which may lead to seizures and in worst cases, it can even be fatal. Basically, it’s like poison for dogs.