Do you know which human foods dogs should avoid?
I thought I did, but there were a few surprises when I read the dangerous food list. You may want to refresh your memory by looking at these charts. Better yet, if you have children at home, print off the chart and hang it in your kitchen cupboard for everyone to refer to. Better safe than sorry.
Some foods that never crossed my mind as being a problem were walnuts, grapes/raisins, and bread yeast dough. I don’t do much baking, but I’ve eaten walnuts and not knowing at the time, given a walnut to my dogs. Luckily one or two walnuts were not harmful to my Dobermans.
Alcohol should be a no-brainer. I suppose a dog could accidentally drink it. Many years ago, I had a neighbor who gave her small dogs a bit of Port wine. Apparently, there was an old wives’ tale, that giving a dog some wine would stunt their growth and keep them small. Ridiculous, I know! Luckily, the dogs were fine, and I hope since then, this old Portuguese tale has died.
The 5 Most Harmful Foods Dogs Should Avoid:
- Xylitol Sugar
- Grapes & Raisins
Foods Dogs can’t Eat Chart
Signs or Symptoms of Dog Poisoning
The Pet Poison Control Chart
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