Saturday, November 12, 2011

Are Zombies The Biggest Threat To Your Dog? Top (Potentially) Deadly Dog Health Sins: Deadly Treats

Treats are meant to reward your dog, make him happy. But some treats can make them sick and even kill them.

I would have hoped that everybody knows that some human foods are toxic to dogs by now.

Of course, a poisoned rat, as in Jeb's case, is hopefully a no-brainer.

But what about some delicious foods we enjoy ourselves?

Chocolate, raisins, foods containing artificial sweeteners (xylitol) … all these are treats that can kill your dog.

There are total of 8 human foods that are toxic to pets:
  • grapes, raisins, currants
  • caffeine
  • chocolate
  • xylitol
  • onions, garlic, chives, leeks
  • yeast-bread dough
  • alcohol
  • fatty foods

Check out the dvm360's article for great, detailed info.

That list represents the foods that are most commonly encountered by the Pet Poison HelpLine causing toxic reactions in dogs and cats.

Make sure that the treat you give to your dog is a reward and not a death sentence.


This post is published as part of the Blogathon 2011. Help me support Eagle's Den Rescue; hope for dogs who have none.

Eagle’s Den Animal Haven and Rescue Inc. is a non profit organization dedicated to helping save the lives of animals through a variety of means:
  •     removing animals from high kill shelters
  •     placing animals in permanent homes
  •     finding foster care until the right home can be located
  •     working with animal shelters as well as other rescue
  •     advocating spay/neuter of animals
  •     the prevention of animal cruelty

We are located in Bladen County, North Carolina. We believe that every animal deserves a loving home that will provide for their basic needs and treat them with the respect they so richly deserve.

Eagle's Den Rescue's Emergency Fund for Injured and Abused Animals.

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