People Foods to Avoid

Foods to AvoidMany of you who shop our store and have asked us food-related questions know that not all table food is off limits to dogs. In fact, there are quite a few foods that are GREAT for your dog (more about that in our next blog). However, there are some foods you should keep away from your precious ones.

GRAPES, RAISINS, CURRANTS

These contain an unknown toxin that can damage the kidneys. Grape seed extract seems to pose no threat.

CAFFEINE

Can be fatal for dogs. “The lethal dose is 150mg/kg of body weight. Instant coffee contains about 60mg of caffeine per teaspoon so you can see how a small dog could suffer from even 2 teaspoons.”

XYLITOL

Common sweetener. Can cause rapid drops in blood sugar and even liver failure.

RAW SALMON

Can contain a micro-organism that causes “salmon poisoning”. Cooking kills this parasite.

RAW YEAST DOUGH

A dog’s stomach is the perfect growth environment for yeast. It can continue to grow causing bloat and even death.

ONIONS

Contain sulfoxides and disulfides, which can damage red blood cells and cause anemia.

ALCOHOL

It should be obvious to most that alcohol is not for our pets; however, it bears repeating. Alcohol causes intoxication, coma, and death.

Stay tuned for great foods to offer your dog to add variety and nutrition to their diet.

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