Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Just wanted to share these tips from Dr. Weil about what foods to NOT feed your dog.  Each of these can have harmful effects on a dog's health, ranging from allergic reactions to vomiting, diarrhea or even death. Be on the safe side and restrict your dog's access to these foods - he or she will thank you.
1.Alcohol, including beer, wine and liquor
3.Caffeine, such as tea, coffee, cocoa, chocolate and colas
4.Dairy products
5.Grapes and raisins
6.Macadamia nuts or foods containing macadamia nuts
7.Meat fat or bones
8.Onions and garlic - raw, cooked, dehydrated and powdered
9.Pantry staples such as baking powder, baking soda and nutmeg
10.Fruits with pits, such as peaches and plums
11.Raw eggs, meat and fish
12.Salty or sugary food and drinks

Also be aware of anything containing the sweetener xylitol, such as candy, gum, toothpaste and baked goods, as well as human medications, especially acetaminophen and ibuprofen - all can have serious adverse affects on your dog's health.

In case your dog does eat any of the above, it's a good idea to always have on hand the number of your vet, an emergency clinic and the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (888-426-4435). If you think your dog has consumed something toxic, call for emergency help at once