Cockapoos cannot eat foods that are toxic to them. Some foods might be good for humans but toxic for dogs. Foods that contain toxins and caffeine are dangerous for Cockapoos. Some common foods like garlic, onion, chocolate, processed and artificial foods, etc., are not suitable for Cockapoos.
Cockapoos have a different digestive system from humans. So, every human food will not suit their stomach. For example, foods with caffeine are not safe for Cockapoos. Moreover, some fruits might contain a toxin that is unsafe for them. Processed foods and alcohol are also dangerous for Cockapoos. So, don’t give your Cockapoo any food without knowing the ingredient of that food.
Lovely tasting treats are everywhere. Your crafty Cockapoos may plead. They may look desperate. They may lay the biggest 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!
Food Not To Feed Cockapoos
This 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 as a rule, but best to avoid chcolate in any form. Watch out for chunks in cookies and cakes. Make sure the kids are not leaving a trail of chocolate behind them.
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 right up to vomiting and diarrhea with the accompanying abdominal pain. Best not to guess which nuts are better than others. Simply avoid them. Dogs should never eat macadamia nuts.
Macadamia nuts contain an unknown toxin that may lead to vomiting, muscle weakness, tremors, hyperthermia and depression when dogs consume them, even in small amounts (20Trusted Source).
Additionally, macadamia nuts have a high fat content, which may elevate your dog’s triglyceride levels and potentially lead to pancreatitis.
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 members of the onion family are not good for dogs, but garlic is much stronger and thus much more toxic. It is worth noting how much garlic you have used in any food you may treat your dog with. Soup? Sauces? Watch the levels.
Garlic contains chemicals called thiosulfates, which are toxic to dogs. Thiosulfates may damage your dog’s red blood cells and lead to anemia. Garlic consumption may also lead to symptoms like vomiting and diarrhea in dogs.
In severe cases, dogs may need a blood transfusion if they consume high amounts of garlic. Thus, it is important to avoid feeding garlic to your dog, even in small amounts.
An interesting one. Many dogs have enjoyed grapes on a regular basis 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.
You should never feed grapes or raisins to your dog.
Grapes and raisins contain toxic compounds that are harmful to dogs. They have the potential to lead to rapid kidney failure and death. Even small amounts of grapes and raisins can make your dog sick, so it’s important to avoid giving them to your dog altogether.
Another interesting item. Great for humans with many benefits. The fruit is not actually bad for your Cockapoo but the number of seeds are 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 serious reaction to eating avocado, but some animals do. A chemical called Persin can ooze from the pit and be absorbed into the flesh of the fruit. Birds and Horses can suffer badly. Also, maybe stating the obvious. The pit is not a Cockapoo toy to be chased and eaten!
Avocados should never be consumed by dogs. This is because they contain a toxin called persin, which is known to be very poisonous to dogs. It may lead to fluid accumulation in their lungs and chest, which can cause breathing difficulties, oxygen deprivation and even death
Not funny! The alcohol and hops are both toxic to your dog.
Finally, an honourable mention to popcorn. Not really a big problem to dogs but the uncooked seeds and kernels that we pick out can cause problems for your cockapoo. Hard to digest and easy to get stuck in their teeth. Dental issues and a tummy ache are not fun.
There are probably a lot of items on this list that we enjoy. Many a Cockapoo right now is salivating while their owner enjoys chocolate, nuts and beer. Don’t give in. Read the ‘healthy’ list and spoil them the right way.
Raw Yeast Dough
It is extremely unsafe for dogs to eat raw yeast dough. Raw yeast dough is a concern because yeast cells produce alcohol as they ferment, which may lead to alcohol poisoning and death if your dog consumes it.
Lemons and Limes
Lemons and limes can be toxic to your dog.
This is because the skins of lemons and limes contain a substance called psoralen, which can cause dogs to have gastrointestinal symptoms like vomiting and diarrhea.
Dogs should never eat xylitol.
It’s a sugar substitute that’s often found in candy, chewing gum, baked goods and toothpaste. When dogs consume xylitol, it may lead to a rapid drop in blood sugar levels and symptoms like muscle weakness and seizures.
The effects of xylitol in dogs have the potential to lead to more serious complications, such as liver damage and even death.
Nutmeg is not safe for dogs to eat. This is because nutmeg contains myristicin, a compound that is toxic to dogs when consumed in large amounts. It may cause disorientation, increased heart rate, high blood pressure, dry mouth, stomach pain and seizures.
You should keep nutmeg out of your dog’s reach and prevent him from consuming baked goods and other foods that contain nutmeg.