We've all been there at the end of a meal - completely stuffed, and ready for a nap with a few scraps of food left on our plates. It's a luxury we take for granted. Our dogs, on the other hand, see it as an opportunity to try a tasty morsel of whatever it is you just ate that was so good you're nearly comatose. Sure, it'd be cute to watch your pupper chow down on a pork rib or enjoy a few grapes like a conquering Roman Emperor, but is it really the best idea? While many people foods might be edible for your dog, some can cause adverse reactions, while others could be fatal.
Tomatoes are part of the nightshade family of vegetables. They contain solanine and tomatine, which are both harmful to dogs. Solanine and tomatine are found mostly in the green parts of a tomato plant, such as the stems and leaves. Unripe green tomatoes contain more solanine and tomatine than ripe tomatoes.
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