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Foods Poisonous to Dogs – Avoid Giving Your Dog Any Of These Items


Foods Poisonous to Dogs

Foods Poisonous To DogsNot sure what foods might be toxic to your dog? Animal Behavior College shares valuable information for pet owners and those seeking animal jobs. It is part of their ongoing commitment as one of the premiere vet assistant schools in the United States. What you don’t know can seriously hurt your dog. ABC encourages pet owner awareness of food items that can be dangerous to your puppy, from the table or your own treat bag.

While feeding your dog while he is adorably begging can be very tempting, it can also interfere with valuable training. If you give in and let them have a little of your table food, you are reinforcing and rewarding their begging in a strong way. In addition, it is important to know what foods can be dangerous or even deadly. For these reasons, Animal Behavior College passes on the ‘dangerous to deadly’ list that the Humane Society has developed for all dog owners.It is important to become familiar with these items and share them with others in your household to ensure the safety of your pet:

List of poisonous foods for dogs:

  • Chocolate, coffee, tea, or anything with caffeine
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Fruit seeds or pits
  • Avocados
  • Fish, poultry, or meat bones
  • Fat trimmings from meat
  • Xylitol artificial sweetener in candy or some diet drinks or foods
  • Raisons or grapes
  • Onions or onion powder
  • Garlic
  • Salt
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Hops
  • Mushrooms or mushroom plants
  • Rhubarb, tomato, or potato leaves and stems
  • Yeast dough
  • Moldy foods
  • Mustard seeds
  • Walnuts

Items on the above list can make your dog very ill and in some cases, be deadly.  Individuals at professional vet assistant schools know this list, should you be required to seek medical assistance for any inadvertent ingestion of these toxins.

Furthermore, Animal Behavior College recommends keeping all garbage in the household away from your dog as moldy foods or spoiled foods can cause vomiting or diarrhea.  If you do feed your dog otherwise ‘healthy’ table scraps make sure they do not exceed more than 10% of your dog’s daily diet.  It’s best to avoid ‘healthy treat scraps’ from interfering with training as well.  Finally, always put treats or scraps in their food bowl.

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