Your dog could experience vomiting, diarrhoea, excessive thirst or urination, potential injury to the kidneys, and even death as a result of salt poisoning. Be on the lookout for sources of salt in places other than your kitchen, like rock salt for de-icing products, table salt, paint balls, and sea water.
When it comes to humans, check out these 15 things that happen to your body when you cut back on salt.
11. Dairy products
Just like their owners, some dogs can be lactose intolerant. They happily drink their mothers’ milk as pups, but most dogs can’t produce enough enzymes to digest the lactose in milk once they become adults. Too much milk can mean diarrhoea and vomiting. Cheese contains less lactose than milk, so small nibbles are safe for many dogs to eat as long as the cheese is low in fat and sodium.
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We’re as surprised as you are about this one. The high fat and sodium content put your dog at risk for pancreatitis, high blood pressure, obesity, and bowel cancer. But if you pet is begging for some of your breakfast, it’s safe to slip it small bits of low-fat, low-sodium bacon. This is the kind dog food manufacturers use in their products.
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