Can Dogs Eat Onions?
Is it safe for your dog to eat Onions? Read more to find out.
Dogs should not eat onions or foods that contain onion.
Onions are very dangerous for dogs to eat because they contain a toxic chemical called thiosulphate (also found in garlic). This includes all forms of onions including raw onions, cooked onions, dehydrated onions, table scraps of cooked onions, leftovers such as pizza or Chinese food, and some flavors of baby food that contains onion.
Poisoning can happen with either a one large ingestion of onion or with repeated ingestions of small amounts of onion.
Onion poisoning leads to haemolytic anemia, which causes red blood cells to burst throughout the body’s circulation. Poisoning typically occurs a few days after eating the onions.
Symptoms initially include vomiting and diarrhea. Dogs may appear weak and have no interest in eating anything. Since red blood cells carry oxygen, the reduction of oxygen in the blood causes breathlessness.
The condition begins to improve once the dog has stopped eating any more onion.
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