To follow on from the article listing 10 great foods for your Cockapoo, let’s look at what we should not be giving them. ‘Tis the season. Lovely-tasting treats are everywhere. Your crafty Cockapoos may plead. They may look desperate. They may lay the most extensive guilt trip on you, but don’t be tempted to feed them the following things. They will thank you for it in the long run!
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This is probably common knowledge by now, but worth repeating. Chocolate is toxic to dogs because of two chemicals. Caffeine and theobromine. It is interesting to note that the darker the chocolate, the worse it is for dogs, but best to avoid chocolate in any form. Watch out for chunks in cookies and cakes. Make sure the kids are not leaving a trail of chocolate behind them. This is the number 1 food on our what foods can cockapoos not eat list!
Generally speaking, your Cockapoo’s digestive system is not made to handle nuts. Different nuts have varying effects. They can lead to mild tummy upsets, vomiting, and diarrhoea with accompanying abdominal pain. Best not to guess which nuts are better than others. Simply avoid them.
It may take a lot of onions to cause problems, but it is worth knowing that too many can cause damage to your Cockapoo’s red blood cells. The ASPCA confirms this. Avoid significant amounts.
This one should be taken more seriously. All onion family members are unsuitable for dogs, but garlic is much more potent and, thus, much more toxic. It is worth noting how much garlic you have used in any food you may treat your dog. Soup? Sauces? Watch the levels.
An interesting one. Many dogs have enjoyed grapes regularly with no issues. Some people have used them as training treats. However, they have recently been associated with canine kidney failure. Worth mentioning to a vet if issues arise and grapes have been eaten.
Another interesting item. Great for humans with many benefits. The fruit is not bad for your Cockapoo, but the number of seeds is what cause the problems. These are tough to digest. Currants and raisins are similar. Stomach pain could be a result.
Dogs do not usually get a severe reaction to eating avocados, but some animals do. A Persin chemical can ooze from the pit and be absorbed into the fruit’s flesh. Birds and Horses can suffer badly. Also, maybe stating the obvious. The pit is not a Cockapoo toy to be chased and eaten!
Obvious you might say. Yes, but it is everywhere. Where do your kids put their chewed gum? How much is on the sidewalk when you walk around the block? Hard to digest, plus it carries a calorie-free sweetener called Xylitol which can cause disorientation or even a seizure due to the blood sugar crash this induces in dogs. Be aware!
Not funny! The alcohol and hops are both toxic to your dog.
Finally, an honourable mention to popcorn. Not a big problem for dogs but the uncooked seeds and kernels we pick out can cause problems for your cockapoo. They are hard to digest and easy to get stuck in their teeth. Dental issues and tummy aches are not fun.
There are probably a lot of items on this list that we enjoy. Many a Cockapoo is salivating while its owner enjoys chocolate, nuts and beer. Don’t give in. Read the ‘healthy’ list and spoil them the right way. We hope we have helped you with what can cockapoos not eat, and if you we think we have any missed the list, please let us know.