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Sep 18, 2011

NOT FOR FIDO PLEASE

We all like to pamper our pets and treat them as family members but did you know there are many things they should not have.

Chocolate

  1. Chocolate is the obvious one that we probably all know about. It stimulates the nervous system and the heart. It is poisonous to all animals but because dogs are more likely to eat it that is when we hear about it. grapes
  2. Grapes and raisins will damage the kidneys of dogs and cats.1549_29_11---Garlic_webonions
  3. Garlic and onions cause anemia by damaging the red blood cells of cats and dogs. gum
  4. Sugarless gum (Xylitol) results in low blood sugar due to increased insulin secretions in dogs. alcohol
  5. Alcohol will depress the nervous system in all species and can cause vomiting, lethargy, tremors, comas and seizures to name a few.  bread dough
  6. Bread dough or raw yeast forms gas in the digestive track. Fermenting yeast causes alcohol poisoning.madadamia
  7. Macadamia nuts will cause muscle and nervous system problems in dogs.avocado
  8. Avocados contain something called persin which will damage the heart muscle in animals, especially birds.

Of course there are many other toxins in the house and garage but we are usually very careful with those. It is these seemingly harmless foods are not on our radar.

This post is in honour of our beloved Maxine who lived a long, safe and healthy life.

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7 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

Thanks for the tips...I was only aware of the chocolate and I have had dogs all my life. It's not as if I have served them a salad and glass of wine, but possibly they may have gotten something in a few bites of leftovers {shame on me}.

Hope you had a good weekend, Lori!

XO,
Jane

Lynn said...

My daughter had this crazy , loveable Weimaranner. She also had a giant avocado tree, two orange trees, a grapefruit tree, and a lemon tree. That dog ate all of the above by the bucket full! She loved the avocados, but she ate anything she could get her paws on. She lived a long and goofy life.

jojo said...

great advice. I was aware of most of those but the avocado surprised me. I would just hate it for my gal to get sick because I let her have it! Rest well Maxine, remember you were loved!

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

I didn't know about any of these but the chocolate. Thanks for the warning. We don't have pets now, but in the past I've tried not to feed them people food. We did, however, have one dog who thought she was supposed to eat anything we did. She was known to snatch the occasional lettuce leaf, Dorito, or dill pickle. I once caught her with her tongue down in my Diet Mt Dew bottle!

MiMi said...

I knew a couple of those things, but not all of em.
Sweet Maxine...

Kasia said...

These are great tips, and I use these myself as well. People should really look up stuff before getting pets, so many animals get sick because of their owners stupidity! -.- Anyways, good post.

Hugs,

Lesley at Fabulously Flawed said...

Wow...I had no idea that fruit could harm pets!
My dog loves eating frozen grapes in the summer, but after reading this, I'll stop giving him those. I don't want anything upsetting his system.
Thanks for the tips!

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