We all know that if you asked any vet if you could feed your dog people food that they would say, “No.”
But do you know why?
Sometimes it is hard to resist those sad puppy eyes when your pet looks at you longingly for a share of the family meal. If you cannot resist and must give him or her a small “treat,” remember the list below. It may save his stomach, his life and your wallet.
Chicken Bones: Do not feed your pet these. Your dog is at risk of the bone splintering which would create harmful effects for your dog’s digestion.
Onions and Garlic: Do not feed your pet anything that contains either of these products. Any meat, vegetable, sauce, etc. which contains any form of onion or garlic falls in this category (even onion/garlic powder!). These foods can create anemia for your pet. Your pet will become very sick if these are given in large quantities.
Grapes and Raisins: These are actually toxic to your pet. Even cookies or muffins containing raisins should not be given to your pet at all. These foods can create kidney failure.
Dairy Products: These need to be avoided. We have seen some ice cream stands saying they would give your dog a “kiddie cone” when you buy your own. It sounds fun for you and your dog, but it is actually quite the opposite. Don’t be surprised if your pet has a case of diarrhea or digestive problems a little later.
Raw Meat: Just like it is for humans, this is unhealthy for your dog. Your pet could suffer from food poisoning. Just don’t do it.
Chocolate: Everyone knows about this one. This is fatal for your pet. The darker the chocolate, the more toxic it is for your pet.
Click here for a slide show that is very informative. It gives even more information and more foods you should never feed your pet. We like it because it also tells you why.
We hope your pet has a very long and happy life as part of your family!
Love, The Day and Evening Pet Hospital Staff