Many common foods that are completely safe for us can lead to Chihuahua‘s serious illness. We’ve all heard that chocolate is poisonous to dogs, but you may be surprised to find that there are other foods on the list besides chocolate. Let’s have a look.
Alcohol (alcohol) is highly toxic to Chihuahua. It inhibits the central nervous system and respiratory system while damaging the heart, kidney, and liver.
Symptoms of alcoholism include vomiting, lethargy, weakness, loss of motor skills, dehydration, respiratory depression, dyspnea, excessive urination and/or involuntary, wheezing, hypothermia, hypoglycemia (hypoglycemia), and abdominal pain. Severe cases may have epilepsy, coma, metabolic acidosis, and death. Symptoms usually occur within 30 to 45 minutes after exposure.
The lethal alcohol dose depends on the Chihuahua’s weight, symptoms, and the type and amount of alcohol consumed. Beer generally has an alcohol concentration of 4% to 6%, while wine has an alcohol concentration of 9% to 16%. However, liquor is the most dangerous, some varieties have abv content as high as 80%. It’s not good enough for a chihuahua to drink a few cocktails high enough for us.
According to Justine A. Lee, an emergency intensive care veterinarian, most cases of canine alcoholism do not involve beer, wine, or white wine, but eat alcoholic foods such as cakes soaked in rum and unbaked bread dough. Chihuahua is more likely to eat a full cake or a piece of dough than to drink a whole glass of alcohol.
In addition to beer, wine, and liquor, the following may contain alcohol or compounds that can be converted into alcohol: fermented fruits, fermented fruit juice, and soda water, dough, energy drinks, etc.
Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world, and about 83% of American adults drink coffee every day. But if your day starts with a hot cup of coffee, you should keep it away from your Chihuahua. Coffee and other common foods and beverages contain the crystalline purine stimulator caffeine, which is toxic to dogs. Unlike humans, our Chihuahua companions are unable to metabolize caffeine effectively, leading to an increased effect of the substance.
Symptoms of caffeine poisoning include hyperactivity, excitement, dehydration, wheezing, shivering, hyperthermia, increased saliva, vomiting, and tremor. In severe cases, seizures and death may occur. Symptoms usually occur within 1 to 2 hours after exposure.
Caffeine, 75 mg per pound, is fatal to Chihuahua. For example, if your Chihuahua weighs 5 pounds, 375 mg of caffeine can be fatal. If your Chihuahua weighs three pounds, 225 milligrams can be fatal.
According to the website’s statistics, pet poisoning hotline receives more calls about chocolate poisoning than any other food or substance. Chocolate contains two methylxanthine compounds that are toxic to dogs: caffeine and theobromine, which are particularly harmful to human best friend Chihuahua.
Theobromine, formerly known as fulvic acid, is the main alkaloid in cocoa and chocolate. When swallowed by Chihuahua, it triggers the release of norepinephrine and epinephrine, which can lead to cardiovascular problems such as increased heart rate and arrhythmias. Dogs metabolize theobromine more slowly than humans, so while chocolate bars are a safe snack for us, they can be fatal to a Chihuahua.
Symptoms of chocolate poisoning include hyperactivity, excitement, vomiting, diarrhea, shortness of breath, increased heart rate, excessive urination, tremor, increased thirst, wheezing, and hypotension. In severe cases, coma, heart failure, seizures, and death may occur. Symptoms are usually visible within 6 to 12 hours of exposure.
Theobromine at a dose of 100 mg per pound of bodyweight is fatal to Chihuahua. For example, if your Chihuahua weighs 5 pounds, taking 500 mg of theobromine can be fatal. If your Chihuahua weighs three pounds, 300 milligrams can be fatal.
Keeshond is usually healthy, but like all varieties, keeshond is prone to some health problems. Not all keeshond will suffer from these diseases, but if you consider this breed, it is important to pay attention to the potential health problems of keeshond.
How to take care of keeshond? When we take care of keeshond, you can brush your teeth to help reduce shedding and keep keeshond's skin clean.
Schipperke is generally healthy and has no serious health problems, and has a long life span. Of course, like most purebred dogs, some genetic health conditions of Schipperke dogs are known, including eye diseases (especially multifocal retinopathy and progressive retinal atrophy, or PRA) and von Willebrand disease (hemorrhagic disease).