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15 Common People Foods Dangerous to My Dog

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We all know that a dog will eat just about anything. But the truth of the matter is that they should not be eating everything. In fact, people who own dogs need to think twice before giving them scraps of their tables or feeding them something that they are currently eating.

To put it simply, not all human food is good for dogs. Here are 15 people foods that should definitely never be given to a dog.

1. Chocolate

Everyone loves chocolate, even dogs. How can anyone resist the sweet treat? Well, just because they love it, doesn’t mean that they should be eating it. Chocolate can be potential very dangerous for your dog. Why is this? Because chocolate contains a chemical that is called Theobromine.

While this chemical doesn’t really affect people who eat chocolate, it can be very dangerous for your dog, especially if it is a small dog. Ingesting a lot of it can potentially lead to poisoning. Not only that, but chocolate contains a lot of fat, which is something your dog does not need either.

If you have given your dog some chocolate and you notice that he is panting, breathing heavily or vomiting, then he might have eaten too much chocolate, which means that you should take him to see the vet right away. There are some chocolates that have less of the chemical than others, but really, your best bet is to have your dog stay away from all chocolate in general.

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  • Lori Craycraft

    Ham is another one, my cousins dog died from having just a little bit

    • disqus4u

      That is a new one on me because all of the dogs (large and small breeds) that have been a part of our family for the past 60 years have enjoyed the holiday hams.
      I will give you the benefit of the doubt, but I will research this before I declare BS.

      • grafra102

        @disqus4u:disqus: You are so right, my “SHELTIE’S” with sensitive guts eat ham at the holidays also!! It is Bull Shit!!!!!!!!!!

    • Poodle Chick

      yep, i almost lost both of my dogs a few years back because i gave them a ham bone. Ham is too rich for dogs and can cause pancreatitis , since them absolutely no ham for my dogs.

      • grafra102

        @poodlechick:disqus : In moderation is fine, there must have been another factor besides ham!! I have “SHELTIE’S” and their guts are sensitive and they are very much “ALIVE”!!!! You do not give the fat of the ham you trim it and give the “MEAT”!!! My VET says it is ok in moderation!!!

        • John Kiser

          Pork products in general are fine for a pooch to eat if it is cooked properly. Microwave the meat and let it cool slightly before giving it to your dog to somewhat irradiate the meat and it will be fine or just cook it long enough and make sure it isn’t too cold or anything.

    • Marcus Clenney

      My greyhounds (minitures and full-sized) get ham allll the time along with most everything else on the list, and live long lives.

      • Sara Bjelanovic

        i think most of these things are quite healthy for them!

    • grafra102

      @loricraycraft:disqus : Ham is not going to harm pets, my “SHELTIE’S” eat it on Christmas and Easter and they are still alive. Must have been something else!

    • Sara Bjelanovic

      well that might be a very bad allergy

    • Chris Kempster

      Really? new one to me. Must be something else. Like for humans, processed stuff is terrible and we try and keep it natural as best we can.

  • Jerrie Hayley Klenk

    I call BS on several of these. I have had dogs all my life and always let them have cheese with no problems, as well as milk and raw eggs (to promote a healthy coat)..

    • xBasedGod

      They stated that dairy would cause problems if your pet is allergic (lactose intolerant) and as for the raw eggs, you’re just lucky. It’s a known fact that raw eggs can give you salmonella poisoning.

      • MadMonkey

        The key in what you stated is give YOU salmonella, not dogs. Dogs have a very different digestive tract.
        Their saliva has antibacterial properties; it contains lysozyme, an enzyme that lyses and destroys harmful bacteria. Their short digestive tract is designed to push through food and bacteria quickly without giving bacteria time to colonize. The extremely acidic environment in the gut is also a good bacteria colonization deterrent.
        Yes, the bacteria in raw meat or eggs might hurt your dog IF the dog already has an immunocompromised system or some underlying problem, but very unlikely in a healthy dog.

        • John Grey

          Masmonhey’s reply was well thought out & true. there are more dangerous plant life growing than “people food”. That being said I almost never gibe my dogs food from the table (it’s simply poor training). Their fast digestive system also allow then to expel poisons quicker but some human medications are powerfully poisonous as well as some artificial sweeteners. Use caution & common sense.

          • grafra102

            @disqus_uaCj2OnRR7:disqus : ALL DEPENDS ON THE BREED!!! My babes are “SHELTIE’S” and they have sensitive stomachs, I give them what I have discussed with my VET..

          • Andy

            Most (But not all) vets know nothing about animal nutrition. The only have a short course that is funded by big pet food companies. That is where they learn to promote branded pet food. Most times the vet is the last person to advise you on your dog’s diet. I have owned dogs for 35 years and have done more research than most. My dogs are totally raw fed and from 8 weeks old have never eaten branded dog food or treats. They do have Garlic and do have raw eggs. My dogs are 100% fit and healthy and have never needed a vet. They have never had any chemical medication. This article was written by someone that has no idea of animal nutrition at all. The make up of a domesticated dog has not changed from the wild dog to any extent. If you want a healthy happy dog that will live a long life, please do some real research and don’t listen to your vet about feeding your dog. Only a few vets will advise you to feed raw because most vets make money by promoting branded dog food. Andy

      • Elaine Poncelet

        And I can slip and fall anywhere and anytime so we should probably outlaw people going outside. The raw egg scare has been blown out of proportion and I am really sick of people who make big deal about such things. Don’t want raw eggs, then don’t eat them and stop it with the scare tactics.

      • David Cole

        Salmonella, Jell-O-brand gelatin… you’re stacking up Lls just in the nick-of-time. “You,” me: we are susceptible to such indigestions: Fido… or in my home, Toby can’t say… well, anything, but I am convinced he knows the piston firings of my roommate’s, Mom’s car!

      • spencer

        milk allergies and lactose intolerance differ. an allergy is an inappropriate immune response to a relatively benign trigger- your body treating something harmless as though it were illness-inducing material. lactose intolerance is when the body doesn’t make lactase, the enzyme that cleaves lactose into the 2 glucose molecules that we can use.

        • Marcus Clenney

          Even the intolerance can be mitigated a bit by conditioning the digestive system with small amounts of dairy over a period of time. The digestive system builds up bacteria that help with the dairy digestion so at least the consequences are moderated.

    • grafra102

      @jerriehayleyklenk:disqus : cheese is “FAT” I give my “SHELTIE’S” 0% “greek yougart”!! My “SHELTIE’S” coats are beautiful. As for scrambling eggs I use “COCONUT OIL” and their coats are super.. If I sear their 90% ground beef or their fish I use the “COCONUT OIL”. It is organic and I also put it on their noses, being in N. Las Vegas the summers are dry and their little noses get dry and the “COCONUT OIL” is great!!! I cook for my babies and that is just as good as dog food(better then the dog food they have on the market) which is just expensive to feed..

  • Marzella Philip

    okay so my large dog is going to be 17 years old and I have fed him a lot of the things on this list… our only rule in our house was don’t feed him something we wouldn’t eat like the fat and gristle he always had a full bowl of dog food but always ate what we did either he would or he wouldn’t eat it his choice but always offered whatever we had

    • Candy Parks

      I have had dogs for many years and they have on the most part lived a full, healthy life, with many hours of daily interaction with their humans, I think it is what your dog is use to. If the mother ranged and fed her pups from nature, if the pup was offered other foods than dog food, there are a lot of ifs. So much of the problem is people go for the high breeds, they have problems, mental attitude and digestive, we as their care givers must be alert to their moods and actions, just like we would be with our children, When you take in any animal it is your choice, make sure your are ready for the responsibility.

    • sabrewolf1001

      😀 Same here, I had a 16 year old shepherd/lab/sheltie mix who always shared my food and got M&Ms as a special treat (before people start yelling at me, milk chocolate has very low levels of theobromine, and we’re talking about a 75 lb dog). She got bacon grease in her food for a shiny coat, always knew she’d get a hot dog when I headed out to cook on the grill, ate whatever dry dog food was on sale that day, and hated lettuce, lol. Depends on the dog I guess, but I never had to take mine to the vet for anything other than rabies boosters, while some of my friends dogs had allergies, and diabetes and a whole host of other things, and died before they hit 10 years old. Gimme a scrap-eating mutt any day!

  • teriquajones

    It’s impossible to convince some people that these are true. Especially old folks or people who grew up in a rural area. Those are the people who view dogs as a garbage can.

    • james barrett

      How dare you say that people from rural areas view dogs as garbage cans. Its the rural areas that raise the vast majority of dogs that city-slickers like you buy and trap inside or on a leash every day as they slowly get fat and die of diabetes. Here in the “rural areas” we let our dogs run without a leash, treat them like family, bring them hunting and for exercise. We rural folk let them be in the outdoors where they were meant to be. Our dogs love us because they see the world with us, not just living room.

      • Jerrie Hayley Klenk

        I have been both, a rural person and a city person. My dogs are always very well cared for, regardless of where I live. However, I have always allowed them a yard to run in, when in the city. I do not feed my dogs lots of leftovers as referenced in the above post. That is utter nonsense!

        • grafra102

          @jerriehayleyklenk:disqus : It is safer to cook for your pets, there has been too much crape with “KIBBLE” I cook for my babies!! They eat the “BEST”!!!

          • Jerrie Hayley Klenk

            I was replying to the person above that stated that rural people treat their dogs as garbage cans… what an idiot! I feed my dogs milk, eggs and cheese. When they are ill, which is almost never, I give them chicken and rice… which they LOVE! This is home cooked. My son is a vet and I think I know how to care for my pets! I cannot stand people telling me that I don’t love my pets!

      • Elaine Poncelet

        You are right but one must remember that we have had a major dumbing down of the educational system, especially in the urban areas.

        • John Grey

          Yes this is very true. We grew up with FFA and 4H clubs; not rap musics calling women bitches and “ho’s”. The average publicly schooled urban child is a video game master.

      • Bonita Quick

        I love you your coment James!

      • minty james

        Totally agree with you on all your points JB, my sheepdog is very healthy & fit, she is 22 years old this year, her hearing & eyes are a bit iffy, but she is fit & healthy & always bright & alert & while she is like this, all waggy tailed & happy, she will stay with us & eat whatever she wants, ps: when she had two operations, the only thing she would eat post op was my homemade curry, my vet was amazed as they had tried to feed her for 3 days, she wasn’t happy there, wanted to come home, curry & some fuss, she was on her feet & bouncing about within 24 hours…most House dogs are lucky to reach 12…so I think I’ve made my point too…

        • grafra102

          @minty_jones:disqus : Honey you have that right on!!! I did loose my first “SHELTIE” with liver cancer, that’s not my fault. He passed 3 weeks before he turned 13 yrs old, which broke my heart in two!!

      • grafra102

        @disqus_WAqH6GaH3H:disqus :”AMEN TO YOUR COMMENT”!!! My pets “SHELTIE’S” are my family and they eat what I cook they would never be considered “GARBARGE CANS”!! some people take pets(animals) as trash, but my babies are with me everywhere I go( they are service pets). People that do not understand they need to get educated!!!

    • Elaine Poncelet

      You are wrong but please, don’t let us discourage your generalities. I probably love animals more than you ever could and I live in rural setting and would not want to live in the urban centers because of people like you. Animals have very different digestive systems than humans. Get your little facts straight before you continue to show ignorance. Animals are also like humans, in that each one can have allergies and such but not another. Sad to see so many that follow the crowd and don’t think for themselves.

    • PaperCrown

      I rarely use this word, but you are a stereotyping moron.

      • grafra102

        @disqus_1tWF2EPNjW:disqus : And you must be a “CREEPY MORAN”!!!!!!!!

        • grafra102

          I REPLIED TO THIS BECAUSE PETS ARE NOT CONSIDERED “GARBAGE CANS”!!! The reply to PaperCrown , he/she does not have to use that language!!!

          • disqus4u

            Don’t try to justify your sorry behavior.
            I fully agree with PaperCrown for calling out that idiot.
            You could not even spell moron correctly in your attack and made yourself look creepy and ignorant.

          • PaperCrown

            Haha, thank you. I refuse to even respond to someone’s comment when it is incoherent babble.

          • disqus4u

            You’re welcome. We have to defend ourselves against the “holier than thou” bunch and glasshouse dwellers.

    • disqus4u

      So, let me get this straight. According to you, old folks, those from rural areas or anyone who disagrees with your view, must view their dogs as garbage cans.
      Please qualify your stereotyping comments with some proof that this is so.

  • Kathy Mulholland-Isabell

    Interesting, our raw feeding program (used by some in my dog rescue group) includes raw chicken and we do not find any sensitivity to salmonella documented as a result. Additionally, we feed road kill (law enforcement calls us when we can get it quickly, no maggots allowed) and whole pigs which include entrails. Raw beef must exclude the large weight bearing bones which splinter. We do not grind the meat, the dogs eat it the way it is, off the bone. Chicken bones do not splinter unless they have been cooked (foxes and coyotes have been eating wild birds for centuries). Dogs often eat the excreta of cats and other animals, and sometimes even their own without harm. Years ago we used to feed raw eggs as a regular food to improve coat shine, though I think that has fallen from favor somewhat. My point is that dogs ingest many icky things we don’t want them to, with no harmful outcomes. More harmful to them are the grains and additives in commercial dog foods which they cannot digest. I personally do not feed a raw diet to my own dogs but I go as close to grain-free as possible. That way I feed less, get smaller stools, less stinky stools, and fewer instances of diarrhea.

    • Jerrie Hayley Klenk

      Yes, I still feed my dog raw eggs for his coat and you should see how thick and shiny it is! Some of these guidelines are idiotic!

      • grafra102

        @Jerrie: I do not give my pets(“SHELTIE’S”) RAW EGGS. It is because of “BACTERIA”.. I SCRAMBLE OR HARD BOIL THEM!!

    • Marcus Clenney

      My understanding is that the bones ‘become’ brittle and dangerous only when cooked. Raw bones — even chicken bones — are more fibrous and need a lot of chewing and are commonly fed to dogs.

      • grafra102

        @Marcus Clenney: You are right, you can give the chicken legs, wings and thighs raw or simmered for few mins and the bones will be fine. They are only brittle when fully cooked.

      • Sara Bjelanovic

        yes, correct

      • Chris Kempster

        100% agree, never give them cooked bones; be selective too, chiken bones splinter badly. My dogs chew/grind away and try and get the bone marrow, but are too small to get through the thick bones provide them to eat.

  • kathleen fruge’

    I have a Brusssels Griffon and she had AKC Brussels puppies on 1-11-14. When is it OK to introduce rice and formula to give the mom a break!

    • John Grey

      Breeding dog or most domestic animals is a very individualistic agenda. Larger breeds can often start in as little as 6-8 weeks -while some smaller dogs need a few weeks longer. The feeding should be done so as to contain liquid for their developing digestive tracts, etc. Start SLOW and watch stol – if everything’s normal advance. Rice is “binding” to digestive systems. Very high quality dog food is MADE to absorb water and break down quickly. There is no simple “over-all” answer to this; just go slowly and observe the animal. Don’t over feed, but don’t withold either go by weight of dog & contact RESPONSIBLE breeders.

      • grafra102

        @disqus_uaCj2OnRR7:disqus : I suggested her to go ask her VET, we are not doctors here and that was the best advice I could give her!!!

    • grafra102

      @kathleenfruge:disqus : We are not doctors here, ask your VET!!!

  • Jennifer Schulz

    Grapes are a DEFINITE NO NO! I learned the hard way back in the early 90s with our Bassett Hound, Misha. Actually my vet at the time suggested freezing them and giving as a “Healthy” treat as she did have a weight problem. Long story short, she became ill, my vet did not diagnose her well, and she died:(. I guess it was studied shortly afterwards and later on, I learned that grapes( alcohol) digested in a dog can shut down their liver function. VERY TOXIC!

    • Marcus Clenney

      And I have given grapes as an occasional treat (one or two grapes to dogs weighing 10-15 pounds) for the past 15 years and they all love them and there are zero ill consequences. Your bassett likely had another condition that went undiagnosed, such as cancer. There is not always a good answer for why we lose a pet; it just happens. Blaming it on grapes or other ‘toxins’ without is probably misplaced.

  • Barbara Sweesy

    I had a yorkie die from a massive heart attack. It was from my father in law giving her and my other yorkie beer and whiskey. THOUGHT IT WAS FUNNY TO WATCH THEM WALK CROOKED!! This resulted in Sonja being hospitalized and then she died. Needless to say, he was never allowed to be in our home again unless my husband had him in sight at all times, He was NEVER allowed to stay in our home again for a vacation. This caused severe heartache for both me and my husband for a long time.

    • Bonita Quick

      Barbara,some people think its funny to give there dogs beer or wiskey and most people are ignorant to the fact that they giving poison to there dogs,even table food is not good for them could some problems also to certain dogs. Bottom line that is why they make dog food!!!!

      • James_Dymond

        Yeah sure they put 4D meat into rendering plants and sell the end product as the “animal derivatives” you see on your tin of dog food because they were actually concerned about the health of dogs and not about profit. Keep drinking the kool-aid.

        • grafra102

          @James_Dymond:disqus :James, You are right. I cook for my babies, and they get chicken, 90% ground beef, ham in moderation and raw chicken legs, wings, and thighs!! They are healthy!!!

      • grafra102

        @bonitaquick:disqus : Disagree with you on the dog food!!! I cook for my “SHELTIE’S” AND THEY ARE FINE!! As for giving them alcohol, they are “bastards” that is a killer!!! Dog food(kibble) has noted to be poison and that is a fact and on the news. I do not buy my babes anything that is not made in the “GREAT USA”!!!

    • grafra102

      @barbarasweesy:disqus : Hate to say this but your “FATHER-IN-LAW IS A SOB”!! Keep him away from all your loving pets.. “WHERE IS THIS MANS HEAD”????

      • Barbara Sweesy

        My fatherinlaw died in 2006. I will never forgive him for what he did.

  • Elizabeth Lynn Baugh

    my dog loves pizza and hot dogs. are they bad for her?

    • Julianna

      @ Elizabeth, not expert, but at 66 , I’ve had several long lived wonderful dogs…I have a small Yorkie now..getting a bit fat..not too much, but Pizza won’t kill him, just not to much or fillers in crust like cheese not good for humans or dogs…I am not big eater but when I see my old in laws with health issues eat huge fillers and cheese like that I scratch my head…hot dogs are already cooked, better if you get ones with real beef or chicken…just be careful if small dog like you would with a child not to cut in round slices , can choke on that like children….moderation is good and nothing wrong with a occasionally tasty treat if healthy.

    • grafra102

      No, not in moderation!! As for pizza, just the crust will do, that is what my “SHELTIE’S” like.. Speghetti, my babes love just as a “treat”!!

  • disqus_HhnCjB1gaw

    my vet told me to season our homemade dog food with garlic, said it wouldn’t hurt the dog and dogs love it, our dog did did love it from the time he was a puppy and he never had a problem with it

    • grafra102

      @disqus_HhnCjB1gaw:disqus : My VET told me the same in moderation, onion and too much garlic can have your pet low in red blood cells, which is anemia.. I treat my “SHELTIE’S” as I did my patients in the “MEDICAL FIELD 23+ YEARS”, the pets body are basically like the human, and I watch my babes what they injest!!!

  • Karen Anderson

    okay, all kinds of dumb arguments here – how about just like no two beings are exactly alike, one can have an intolerance to something, while another may not – plain and simple

    • Elaine Poncelet

      Exactly!!!

    • grafra102

      @disqus_MmlTXNvlwC:disqus : Karen, it is just because people do not know their pets. I do and learned much about the only breed I choose, “SHELTIE’S” they eat everything I cook for them. Some owners do not research, and do not converse with their VET and the are ignorant about domestic pets. What and where did our pets originate?? “IN THE WILD” where they ate anything they could survive on!!! Thank You Karen for your comment..

    • Sara Bjelanovic

      yep

  • CJL1961

    I have given my Labs everything I eat. Of course it is very little. My one Lab I would give one chocolate kiss a day, or 3 squares from a Milk Chocolate Hershey bar. He also enjoyed Slim Jims. I would give him 1 Dollar Store Slim Jim a day. The last Christmas we had with him, I gave him a long pepperoni stick. He loved it. I guess it all comes down to the dog. Can he or she handle he food and how much you give them. Don’t feed them with human food like you would eat, but only a taste. Most dogs will be satisfied with that. A treat, not supplement or source of food.

    • grafra102

      @CJL1961:disqus : I DO NOT CARE WHAT, BUT CHOCALATE IS NOT GOO FOR PETS!!! I cook for my “SHELTIE’S” AND THEY ARE FINE!!! They do not eat what I eat but they eat healthy food!! Chicken, fish, ham(holidays) turkey and yougart!!! They also take their vitamins!!!

  • Quiarrah Rieder

    We had a GS that used to eat Avacodos when they fell off the tree we had oin the backyard and she had nothing wrong with her. In fact her coat was quite shiny! I really can’t agree with this one.

    • grafra102

      @quiarrahrieder:disqus : I checked with my VET and “AVACADOS” are great in moderation!!! You are on the spot with your comment!!!

    • Sara Bjelanovic

      i actually give my dog avo every day or so, and i have to agree with you!

  • mrsraybird

    I’m very confused about the garlic. I’ve read that a little bit of garlic wouldn’t hurt and would help a dog with a poor appitite, such as mine.

    • carlenefrazierwendel

      They have garliic pills for dogs. It repels fleas.

    • grafra102

      @mrsraybird:disqus : Yes, in moderation!!!

  • justinhale

    I can’t stand these web based articles that make you click (and wait) through 15 different pages to read the bloody article. I’m not going to do it.

    • carlenefrazierwendel

      I am with you on that. I don’t like to go through so many pages and video to finish an article, then find out I need to buy their books to get the answer.I just delete them to start with.If they want us to have the answer, just tell it on the first page..

    • Sara Bjelanovic

      So I’m not the only one! It’s so annoying

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  • wendy glover

    HELP! I think my Dachshund, Trigger, is ill. He is losing weight rapidly….

    ~wmoe11

    • grafra102

      @wendy_glover:disqus : “TAKE HIM TO YOUR VET”!!!!! We are not doctors here and you need to go to your VET!!!!!

  • Marcus Clenney

    Every one of these can be summed up with the words, “Don’t let your dog eat too much of anything.” Salt is poisonous to any animal if too much is consumed; it only takes about a tablespoon or less to kill a human. Chocolate, grapes, any of them can be given as treats as long as you control the treats, and keep them out of reach of inquiring snouts!

    • grafra102

      Marcus Clenney:”ALL OF THE ABOVE IS NOT GOOD FOR YOUR PETS”

    • Jacobs Ladder

      You think a tablespoon of salt will kill a person? Please.

    • Jessica

      One of my dogs died because a kid I was watching fed him a grape, ONE grape! When I seen the signs I rushed him to the vet but they couldn’t save him. I spent his last moments with him cuddled up. If I had lived ten minutes closer to the vet, they may have been able to save him. All because of ONE dam grape!!!
      I lost my best friend that day….

  • Joe Bloggs

    Back in the 1960’s a man from Northern Ireland pulled a dirty trick on a bloke he shared his Penrith lodgings with. It was around Christmas time when the landlord’s Alsation wandered up the stairs. Gerry ever the practical joker, poured some whisky into a saucer and the dog lapped it up. Shortly afterwards the dog became unsteady on its feet and it fell down the stairs. Later the dog was discovered by the landlord who wanted to know what was going on. “Oh its Pete” said Gerry “He doesn’t like dogs and he kicked it down the stairs.” Pete was evicted as soon as he got back which pleased Gerry no end as he didn’t like Pete. As far as I know the dog recovered OK. As to Gerry he was an extremely artful bloke who used to do shift-swaps to get a better long-break at the end of the roster. He would then hitch-hike back to Northern Ireland on a lorry and he used to boast that he could get to Ireland just by buying the lorry driver his dinner! Please don’t give your dog whisky though as it isn’t good for them!

    • grafra102

      @disqus_gwnTfy743Z:disqus : You are so damn “STUPID” to get you pet “DRUNK” As fa as I am concerned you are an “ABUSER” of animals, you stupid SOB!!!

  • BoBoBolinski

    Some nonsense here, chicken bones uncooked are fine for dogs, it’s the cooked ones that are dangerous

    • grafra102

      @BoBoBolinski:disqus : You are so right!!!

  • MRW55

    The lack of reading comprehension re. the article is scary.
    Pet owners, stop equating your digestive system with your dogs.

  • Tarra McKoy

    Okay, here is my two cents worth…….The picture to the left there, that my baby and he means more to me than anything else in the world. In April he will be 14 years old and even though he has the same aging conditions that most seniors get; hearing and eyesight not 20/20 anymore but then again neither is mine.
    He adopted me from the Humain Society and there has not been a single day that has passed that he hasn’t made me laugh and love him more and more each day.
    Over the years, I have read, researched, had discussions with vetranarians, friends and other dog owners about our dogs, their dogs and all kinds of breeds in general.

    By-the-way, he’s a Rhodesian ridgeback beagle cross. Go figure. So, for arguments sake lets just say I am not ignorant when it comes to the care and well being of my Family member as well as what may be good or bad for him from both professional and lay people as well. As for certain foods like chocolate, grapes, onions or whatever, if you family doctor told you that you were allergic to them, would you ingest them just to test it out or avoid the painful treatment of going through an anaphylactic episode. Probably not. Bear this in mind just because you’ve given your love one grapes 1000’s of times and nothing has happened 1001 may not be so lucky. My mother in law ate shrimp her entire life, one day she felt strange after lunch and took an antihistamine, 20 minutes later she was in full anaphylactic shock. She stopped breathing and had to resuscitated twice on the way to the hospital, she almost didn’t make it and wont touch any seafood now, although she loved dearly she just wont risk it. So why risk it with your dog?
    Raw meat, raw eggs, bones and road kill (won’t even waste my time with that one) If you would not eat it, don’t let your pet eat it either. After all they are part of your pack too.
    Oh and by the way when a dog or cat eat the crap of another animal it is called “pica” and it is usually an underlying problem to something else, either missing from their diet and/or a potential disease process.
    Take Care Everyone Of you and Yours <3

  • Rsalba D’Agostino

    they didn t mentions about dogs food and what is inside! like’ Cesar’ or poison food’Purina’ inside the food u find out is eye,bone, nails mash , and u feed this food to your dog !

  • eaglegray

    Some of these ‘cautions’ are completely over-the-top. Eggs, for example, are extremely good and nutritious for dogs, as an occasional addition to their regular dog food. PERHAPS a raw egg could contain some bacteria, but even some humans have taken a morning bracer containing a raw egg—and a dog’s stomach and GI tract is much more tolerant of most bacteria than humans. However, the article is saying that even cooked eggs shouldn’t be given. This sort of information, unfortunately, contributes to the reputation of the internet as a cesspool of unreliable and false information.
    Also, who has written this article, or list? I do not see any attribution or byline. It almost seems that it has been written with the interests of the billion dollar dog food industry in mind—especially considering the implications in the last paragraph.

  • Michael Brink

    Rubbish, my dog eats a whole bunch of grapes when it can get to the vine. Where do you people dig out this crud?

  • Michael Brink

    Nonsense, I give my dog a chocolate biscuit every day when we sit down at teatime. When we have one, he has one.

  • Michael Brink

    Oh you people talk the biggest load of rubbish I have ever heard. Dogs have been catching and eating birds since Adam fell out of the tree.

  • Sara Bjelanovic

    Interesting, my dogs and my home county’s dogs eat everything on that list besides chocolate, so yeah…

  • Chris Kempster

    Macadamia Nuts are bad news. My 3 dogs had a few when my kids decided to open them outside. A few hours later they couldn’t walk! got them to throw it up and shortly later they were back walking. Very scarey.

  • Chris Kempster

    Bones are fine, just not cooked, and must be carefully selected. We have had many dogs for 40+years in the family and NEVER had an issue. They are dogs for pete sake! 🙂

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