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How to Keep Your Pup Safe: Foods Bully Dog Should Never Eat

Many American Bully, Exotic Bully, and Dog owners enjoy treating their canine companions with human foods. While some foods are safe and even healthy for dogs, others can be toxic. Here is a detailed list of fruits, vegetables, meats, and grains that should be avoided:

1. **Fruits**

   – *Grapes and Raisins*: They are highly toxic to dogs and can cause sudden kidney failure.

   – *Cherries*: Cherries contain cyanide, which is poisonous to dogs. Symptoms include difficulty breathing and dilated pupils.

   – *Avocados*: They contain persin, a toxin that can cause vomiting and diarrhea in dogs.

   – *Citrus Fruits*: While not typically lethal, citrus fruits like oranges and lemons can cause an upset stomach. In large quantities, they can cause central nervous system depression.

2. **Vegetables**

   – *Onions and Garlic*: These vegetables can damage dogs’ red blood cells, causing anemia. The stronger it is, the more toxic it is. Garlic is more dangerous than onions.

   – *Tomatoes*: The green parts of tomatoes, including the leaves and stems, contain solanine, which is harmful to dogs. Ripe tomatoes are generally safe to feed dogs.

   – *Mushrooms*: Some types of mushrooms can be toxic to dogs, causing a range of symptoms from upset stomach to organ failure or even death.

3. **Meats**

   – *Raw Meat*: Raw meat can contain bacteria like Salmonella or E. coli, which can lead to food poisoning.

   – *Bacon and Fatty Meat*: High-fat foods like bacon can lead to pancreatitis in dogs. Symptoms include vomiting, stomach pain, and diarrhea.

   – *Bones*: While it might seem natural to give dogs bones, they can actually be very harmful. Bones can splinter and cause blockages or tears in the digestive system.

4. **Grains**

   – *Raw Yeast Dough*: If a dog ingests raw yeast dough, it can ferment in their stomach and become toxic, leading to alcohol poisoning.

   – *Macadamia Nuts*: While technically a nut, it’s worth mentioning that macadamia nuts are very dangerous for dogs. They can cause vomiting, tremors, and hyperthermia.

Always remember that dogs have different digestive systems than humans, and what may seem like a harmless treat can be dangerous for them. If you suspect your dog has consumed any of these harmful foods, contact your vet immediately. 

Keep in mind that this list is not exhaustive. Always research or consult with a vet before introducing new foods into your dog’s diet.