Five Foods that You Should Never Feed to Your Siberian Husky

Many dog experts will tell you that feeding your dog table scraps is a bad habit to get into because it can promote begging behavior, but there are other dangers lurking in the background when it comes to sharing your "people food" with your four-legged best friend.

We are going to quickly go over five foods that can be dangerous to your dog's health.

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Anything that contains garlic.

Garlic is dangerous for dogs and cats.  It is important to keep garlic completely out of your pet's food because even feeding small amounts over time can cause health issues in your Siberian Husky.  A dog's digestive tract is not designed to digest foods from the classification Allium.  This means that onions, garlic and leeks should be off limits.

Garlic will cause problems in your dog's red blood cells.  Dogs that have been fed enough of these to make them sick will experience anemia and shortness of breath because the red blood cells can't carry the necessary oxygen to the body.  It can also cause painful stomach irritation and bloating.  At a high enough concentration, and it can be a small as 1 clove of garlic, the dog will not be able to recover and it can be fatal.
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Fruit Cake

One of the worst foods to EVER feed your dog.

Fruit cake contains alcohol which is a big no-no for dogs of any breed.  It may or may not get them intoxicated but it definitely isn't good for them either way.

Alcohol can cause many issues in a dog up to and including death.  It can cause vomiting and diarrhea which can quickly lead to dehydration if not treated in a timely manner.

It can also depress the dog's nervous system, cause difficulty in breathing and decreased coordination and other issues that can cause the dog to fall into a coma and lead to the dog's death.

Fruitcake is a tasty treat for humans but when it comes to your Siberian Husky, it's not such a good idea.

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Anything that includes avocado should be bypassed whenever you are wanting to feed your dog a tasty treat.

This includes anything that uses avocado as an ingredient like guacamole.  A lot of dogs LOVE guacamole but you will want to keep that creamy, yummy treat all to yourself.  If you are one that feeds your dog when you eat, opt for the plain chips or raw carrots instead.

Avocado can reek havoc on a dog's system.  It can lead to vomiting and diarrhea which in turn can lead to the dangerous condition of dehydration.

The persin in the avocado can lead to congestive heart failure which is a fatal condition.  If your dog eats avocado on a regular basis, some of the signs of congestive heart failure that you may see are fatigue, shortness of breath and it is hard to see in dogs with coats as thick as Siberian Huskies but there may be some swelling.

Avocados are a slow killer that may not make your dog immediately sick but that can cause serious issues down the road.

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Macadamia Nuts

Anything that contains macadamia nuts as an ingredient or the nuts themselves are not a good idea for feeding to a dog.  These nuts are extremely dangerous and can cause serious medical issues in any breed of dog when they are consumed.

Dogs that are in medical danger from consuming macadamia nuts will display distinct warning signs that they are in medical distress.

The dog will display muscle weakness, will have trouble getting up, running and even walking.  The dog will excessively pant.  They may have uncontrollable tremors and may also show swollen legs.

Feeding your dog macadamia nuts, even in small amounts, can be fatal so please, just don't.

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Onions are SO awful for your dog.  They aren't viewed as generally being immediately fatal but the destruction that onions do over time to the dog's blood cells can cause a slow, painful death if the signs aren't caught early enough.

The onion can cause issues even if it is just an ingredient or used as a flavoring.  No amount of onion is safe in dog food or treats.

Onions contain sulfoxides and disulfides which cause damage to red blood cells, the cells in the blood that carry oxygen to the other cells of the body during respiration.  When the red blood cells are damaged or killed off, the body literally starves for oxygen and cells can start to die off if they don't receive the oxygen that they need to survive.

Feeding your Siberian Husky table scraps may seem like a nice thing to do but depending on the ingredients of what you are eating, it could prove to cause more harm than good.  Be aware of what you are feeding your dog and avoid these five common foods that are dangerous to your dog at all costs.  There's nothing more heartbreaking than a dog that has become sick from eating poisionous ingredients.

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