Your favorite summertime treats could put your dog’s health in danger. Here’s a list of foods NOT to feed your dog – courtesy of the ASPCA:
Starting with: Ice cream. Pets don’t possess enough of the enzyme that breaks down lactose in milk – and other milk-based foods. So ice cream can give them diarrhea and an upset stomach.
Also, keep your dog away from potato chips: Large amounts of salt can produce excessive thirst and urination, or even sodium ion poisoning. Signs that your pet may have eaten too many potato chips include vomiting, diarrhea, depression, tremors, elevated body temperature, seizures and even death. So don’t share your chips with your dog!
One last summertime treat dogs can’t stomach: Lemonade. Citrus plants contain citric acid, limonin – which are bitter crystals - and oils that can cause central nervous system depression. That can present itself as vomiting, diarrhea, depression and photosensitivity in your dog – which means their eyes and skin become more sensitive to sunlight and can easily be burned.
So no ice cream, chips or lemonade for your dog.