As a responsible Standard Schnauzer owner, you need to keep in mind that not all toxic foods and drinks are suitable food your Standard Schnauzer’s diet. There are many food items which, if your pet gets into, could cause it a great deal of harm, an unexpected emergency visit to the vet or much worse. Yes, there is food that if your Schnauzer ingests could pose a mountain of medical problems. You will be doing the right thing on finding out what sort of foods your Schnauzer should not be eating. We have compiled a list of foods which are generally considered a “no-go” for most canines and are true for your new pet as well.
Keep macadamia nuts out of the reach of your Standard Schnauzer because if it does manage to get to these nuts it will cause muscle tremors, weakness and vomiting in most if not all dogs.
When walnuts become infected with mold and fungus after a spell of rain produces harmful toxins which if ingested can cause great harm and make your Standard horribly sick and possibly die. You don’t want this to happen because the signs are awfully horrible what with trembling, drooling, lethargy, lack of coordination, vomiting, loss of appetite, along with indications of jaundice accompanied by yellow gums and eyes. Keep this food product lidded tightly, up and away from the reach of your inquisitive Schnauzer.
You may have seen pictures of dogs on the Internet where it seemed inebriated, looking foolishly drunk beside a bottle of alcohol. Yes, it may seem funny and amusing at first, but believe you me, it isn’t a laughing matter. Dogs can get seriously ill with alcohol poisoning and when it happens it will be a cause of great concern. Keep all alcohol away from your dogs and make sure that no one attempts to have it drink up. Be mindful of your dogs during parties. Keep in mind that dogs, most especially your Schnauzer, are inquisitive explorers and may get a drink or two in without you noticing.
Onions or Garlic
Who doesn’t love onions or garlic in their food? These are usual ingredients humans use often to spice up their food, but beware that your Schnauzer not gets into these. If and when ingested by dogs, onions and garlic will affect the red blood cell count of the canine negatively.
You want to make sure that any meats fed to your Schnauzer are free of tiny bones. Bones crushed by the strong teeth of a canine still pose a threat to them and a dangerous one indeed. Bones tend to break up and splinter in shards. Bits of bones will cause blockages and intestinal perforations and could lacerate your dog’s tongue, throat and intestines. Bones could also damage the teeth of your Schnauzer.
We humans consume so much food and prepare so much of it that we usually are left with leftover food. First of all not all foods fit for human consumption is good for dogs. In fact most of it, because of the spices, salt and sugars we add to them, are bad for dogs. On top of that, spoilt food which is moldy doubles the repercussions to a dog when ingested. Spoilt and moldy human leftovers or even their own special foods will cause grave illness in the dog. A canine can get ill from them and start showing these signs through seizing, vomiting, tremors, diarrhea and sadly death.
Coffee is a No – no!
Coffee products and coffee based drinks or foods are toxic substances which affect a canine’s nervous system and heart. It causes seizures, tremors, vomiting, increased and irregular heartbeat, diarrhea, fever, coma and death.
Chocolates cause adverse reactions and effects to all dogs and must be totally avoided. The signs may not become apparent immediately but when it does it will be a regrettable time and a sorry sight. Keep your dog away from chocolates at all costs.
Fruit pits of peaches, apricots, cherries and plums have cyanogenic glycosides, which when ingested causes cyanide poisoning. A very scary thought indeed if you consider the consequences. What you want to do instead is slice fruit up and gives it to your dog sans the pit. As a rule of thumb, keep away all fruit pits from the toxic foods of your dog!