Q: What human food is bad and can harm a Welsh Corgi?
I'm getting a female Welsh Corgi. I wanted to know what food that "We" eat is bad for them?
I used to feed my past animals fruit and veggies and ham usually in their food so they would eat it or like it more.
But I hear Chocolate, Grapes, Lettuce, Bread, and Noodles (all) can harm them but I know there's probably more...
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Answer by Kristinn
Chocolate.... chocolate contains Theobromine which is toxic to dogs and if they eat enough chocolate they will get thoebromine poisoning and could die from it.
Grapes and Raisins.... for reasons still unclear some dogs suffer from total renal failure after eating grapes or raisins, in most cases the effects are fatal to the dog so it is best to never feed a dog grapes or raisins just in case.
Any cooked bones especially poultry bones... bones are weakened by the cooking process and when a dog eats them they break up into sharp splinters that when swallowed can perforate the intestine and cause internal bleeding or blockages. Also uncooked poultry bones are still dangerous and should never be fed to a dog. Always consult a vet to see which bones are safe to feed your dog. Also wood can have the same effect as bones on a dogs intestine when the dog swallows pieces while chewing on sticks etc. It is best not to allow your dog to play with wood sticks or logs under any circumstances because it can really hurt them and cost alot of money to treat(I know it happened to my dog)
Houseplants... many houseplants are dangerous for dogs to eat here is a link to a list of plants your dog should not be allowed to eat..
Bread dough... when a dog eats bread dough their body heat causes the dough to rise and expand, the process also produces alcohol and the effects can cause a blockage as well as illness because of alcohol poisoning.
Onions, Garlic and chives can also potentially harm your dog if eaten in large quantities. They can cause intestinal irritation or even damage to red blood cells.
Avocado leaves, fruit, seeds and bark contain a toxic principle known as Persin. The Guatemalan variety, which is the most common variety found in stores, appears to be the most problematic. Ingestion of enough Avocado material can cause gastrointestinal problems, vomiting and bloody diarrhea.
Any candy or gum that contains the sweetener Xylitol can hurt your dog as well... Xylitol can cause a drop in blood sugar leading to disorientation and seizures as well as causing liver failure in some cases.
Marijuana can also harm a dog if they eat it, causing marijuana toxicity.
Foods with high fat content like the juicy skin from a baked turkey or chicken can also cause serious illness in dogs and lead to acute pancreatitis. Never feed your dog large quantities of greasy fatty foods.
Macadamia nuts can cause Macadamia nut toxicosis if ingested by your dog. The toxic compound that causes the reaction in dogs is still unknown at this time.
Some other foods to avoid letting your dog eat are Coffee grounds/beans, tea(caffeine), potato peelings, pear pips, the kernels of plums, peaches and apricots and apple seeds (cyanide poisoning), Hops (used in brewing beer), tomato leaves or stems, Broccoli in large amounts, and any moldy or spoiled foods.
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Answer by Steph
I have a 3 1/2 year old female Pembroke Welsh Corgi. She loves any snacks (of course).
Some things that I give her:
-celery: mostly she just likes to tear the celery up and leave the shreds all over the carpet.
-carrots: sometimes she eats them, sometimes I end up with pieces all over the floor.
-bread: I do give her small pieces of the heel of my loaves of 9wheat) bread. she loves them & has suffered no ill effects.
-pizza crust: same as bread, I make sure to remove anything like pizza sauce or cheese.
-apples: she loves apples, always eats them all up.
-pears: same as apples.
-cauliflower, broccoli: mostly just plays with them & I have to pick up all the pieces.
-potato: she just gnawed on them a little/didn't actually eat any of it. I only just learned they can be bad.
You already know to stay away from things like chocolate & raisins, onions, etc.
With Corgis, you also want to avoid corn & corn meal in their food (with most of them, my parents' corgi eats food made with corn just fine). My corgi can't do corn. Or lamb. They make her gassy/bowel problems. Corgis tend to have sensitive stomachs. I went through several different types of food with my pup to find one that works well with her. (I even once tried a food that was supposed to be awesome & as close to a natural diet as you could get with a dry kibble. Guess what it did to my poor pup? Made her pee uncontrollably. Literally. She once stood on the couch to look out the window when someone came home and peed on my feet. She didn't even know that she had peed at all.)
I highly recommend Blue Buffalo dog food.
Answer by ladystang
same as any other dog
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