dietary don’ts

for puppies!

last night over dinner at mama and papa bear’s house we talked about what foods dogs can’t eat.  i couldn’t recall half the list because there were so much.  i wanted to test my ever-so-genius mark because he often slips the doggies some table food..he came up with three : grapes, avocados, chocolate.

(from Dog Fancy Magazine)

The following items can cause digestive upset (vomiting and/or diarrhea) or toxic reactions that could be fatal.

AVOCADOS can cause gastrointestinal irritation, with vomiting and diarrhea

BABY FOOD may contain onion powder (see below).

BONES can cause gastrointestinal obstruction and perforation; may be contaminated with E. coli or salmonella; overeating a cooked bone can cause severe constipation

CHOCOLATE contains methylxanthines and theobromine, caffeine-like compounds that can cause vomiting, diarrhea, heart abnormalities, tremors, seizures, and death. Darker chocolates are more toxic.

EGGS, raw. whites contain an enzyme that prevents uptake of biotin.  may contain salmonella

GARLIC (AND RELATED FOODS) can cause gastrointestinal irritation and anemia

GRAPES can cause kidney failure

MACADAMIA NUTS can cause vomiting, weakness, incoordination, and other symptoms

RAW MEAT may contain harmful bacteria

MILK can cause diarrhea

ONIONS can cause gastrointestinal irritation and anemia

RAISINS can cause kidney failure

YEAST BREAD DOUGH can rise in gastrointestinal tract and cause obstruction; produces alcohol as it rises


So aunties and uncles, please dont feed sancho and ponzu any of these foods!  Thanks! 🙂

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