Apr 09 2014



There are many spices and ingredients that can be hidden in foods that are NOT healthy for your dog.

** Keep in mind that every dog is different…in size, general health, age, etc. What one dog may or may not react to may not be the norm for another dog. The rule of thumb is to do your best to keep these out of reach of your clever pets – and if you suspect ingestion, call us immediately! Better safe than sorry. And educate your children about what they can and cannot safely give their pals…

If you suspect your pet has eaten any of the following foods or medicines – no matter the quantity – even if you have a doubt, call us. This is not a complete list – please speak to our technicians or veterinarians if you have a question about a specific food.


*** NEW DANGER – ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES – these contain a capsule of nicotine and flavoring. A very small amount can be deadly, so keep these out of reach of your pets.

               Please do your own research…this is only a list of the more well-known foods that can cause problems:


  • Chocolate and anything with chocolate in it – this can be fatal
  • Avocado – the pit, the fruit and the seed are all toxic
  • Seeds from apple, apricots, peaches, cherries, plums, prunes – contains cyanide
  • Coffee, coffee grounds, tea or tea bags – caffeine is the culprit here, as in chocolate
  • Macadamia Nuts
  • Milk – can cause diarrhea due to lactose intolerance
  • Onion – can cause anemia, gastrointestinal upset
  • Grapes, raisins or prunes – VERY LITTLE can kill a dog by kidney failure
  • Potato peelings – especially green ones
  • Tomatoes – can cause heart arrhythmias – especially the plants
  • Yeast dough – can expand, producing serious intestinal gas & possible rupture
  • Mushrooms – can cause liver & kidney damage and vomiting
  • Alcohol – can cause coma and death
  • Ham or any pork – too high in fat – often leads to pancreatitis & hospitalization
  • Bones – any kind – they can splinter and lodge in the mouth or intestines
  • Fat – in excess, can cause pancreatitis – this is serious and requires hospitalization
  • Xylitol – an artificial sweetener found in sugar-free products – like chewing gum – can cause seizures 



    • ANY PRESCRIPTION DRUGS – including anti-depressants & sleeping pills
    • Anti-inflammatory drugs like Motrin, Ibuprofen, Aleve or Naproxen, to name a few
    • Tylenol
    • Blood pressure medication
    • Nicotine

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