Bad things can come in packages nicely wrapped. Looks can be so deceiving. This is very true for dogs. They just love taking peeks in garbage cans in search for a meal. It's just so appealing to them. Food on the floor with flies swarming around it is the apple of their eyes. Keeping a look out for our pets is very important. It's like watching over a toddler; it doesn't know what's good or bad for it, so we have to be there to guide it along the way. The problem is animals stay this way a lot longer, like for the rest of their lives, therefore we have to watch out for them till they go under.

Food Poisoning can happen to any dog, and it will happen to every dog at least once in their lifetime. If a pooch smells something it likes, it will devour it; rotten or not. Rancid food is rich in bacteria and other harmful organisms needed to make your pet sick. When digested, its body will try to get rid of it once detected. This includes vomiting and diarrhea. How far the germs have made it can be determined by the symptoms displayed by your pet. Vomiting usually means that the germs have spread through the upper intestines. Diarrhea means that it has now spread to the lower intestines.

Therefore vomiting and diarrhea would probably mean both upper and lower intestines have been infected. Problem is these actions don't remove every single organism, giving it a chance to spread to other organs. Allowing it to do so will cause other ailments, having more devastating impacts on your pooch. Though it is possible for your pet to get better on its own, a responsible pet owner wouldn't hesitate to bring their pet to a veterinarian for a check-up. By doing so more complicated infections and diseases can be avoided. Treating a simple sickness won't be too costly anyway. To prevent this from happening in the 1st place, owners should observe proper dog food preparation.

Make sure that you aren't feeding it any raw meat or anything rotten such as expired milk. Have your cleaning products hidden or stored in a place that is out of your pet's reach. There are instances when these cleaning agents get mixed with dog food, though rare, it's still possible and can be fatal. Do not feed your pooch commercial dog food that is past its expiration date. Any dimwit would know better. Buying new stocks of such saves more money than paying for check-ups and medicine. Another safety precaution is covering your garbage cans with a lid. The lid should be locked in place so that it can't be removed by your pet.

Placing your leftovers in plastic bags simply doesn't work. When taking your dog on a walk, use a collar and leash. It loves eating off the floor. When it approaches something that it shouldn't be eating, give it a gentle tug to keep it from going any further and consuming the decayed edible. Playing it safe is for both you and your pet's welfare.

Author's Bio: 

The author of this article, Alex De La Cruz, is a Dog Expert who has been successful for many years. Because most people think that Arthritis is a humans-only disease Alex now informs dog owners with his Ebook on how to discover this disease and let their dogs live as pain-free as possible.