Do not give any form of alcohol to your pets. Also, make sure your pet does not lick up spilled beer or whisky.
Alcohol can affect your dog’s liver and brain, as it does yours. However, the effects are more severe in dogs, as their organs are smaller than human organs.
Depending on the type of alcohol consumed, your dog can experience problems walking or standing up, lack of coordination, drowsiness, difficulty breathing, abnormal acidity, excessive urination, coma and even death.
Plus, exposure to alcohol can cause a dangerous drop in the blood sugar level of your pet, who may need to get glucose rapidly to avoid brain damage. Very low blood sugar can cause seizures in animals.
A 1993 study published in the Canadian Veterinary Journal reports that acute alcohol intoxication in dogs can cause extreme vomiting and dehydration. It can also lead to respiratory failure.
Last but not least, you should not give either raw or cooked bacon to your dog, no matter how much your pet gives you the pity look.
Cooked bacon is a highly fatty food that can cause canine pancreatitis, an often fatal condition. Fat trimmings, whether cooked or uncooked can also cause this problem. Breeds such as Miniature Schnauzers, Shetland Sheepdogs, and Yorkshire Terriers, in particular, are more prone to pancreatitis. The symptoms of pancreatitis include diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Preferably, give lean meats to your dog.
Plus, being very high in calories, bacon can easily cause obesity, hypothyroidism and cardiovascular disease.
Also, the high salt content in bacon can lead to bloating. In some cases, bloating can cause an enormous amount of gas in the stomach, which can be very harmful to your pet.
Raw bacon can cause gastrointestinal problems, diarrhea and infestation of harmful parasites and bacteria in your dog’s stomach.
Also, avoid feeding raw eggs, raw meat and raw or undercooked fish to your furry companion.
Plus, be careful when feeding bones to your dear pet as they may splinter and cause obstruction in your dog’s esophagus or the digestive tract.