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FOODS YOUR DOG SHOULD NEVER EAT #8

RAW MEAT and FISH:

Raw meat and raw fish, like raw eggs, can contain bacteria that cause food poisoning.  In addition, certain kinds of fish such as salmon, trout, shad, or sturgeon can contain a parasite that causes “fish or salmon poisoning disease.”  This disease CAN be fatal within two weeks.  Thoroughly cooking the fish will kill the parasite and protect your dog.  Home Sweet Home Pet Sitters wants all pets to stay happy and  healthy!

*Our thanks to WebMD for being such a valuable resource


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FOODS YOUR DOG SHOULD NEVER EAT #6

MILK and OTHER DAIRY PRODUCTS:

On a hot day it may be tempting to share your ice cream cone with your dog.  If your dog could, it would thank you for not doing so.  Milk and milk-based products are simply not good for your dog!


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FOODS YOUR DOG SHOULD NEVER EAT #4

COFFEE, TEA, AND OTHER CAFFEINE:

Caffeine in large enough quantities can be fatal for a dog and….there is no antidote. Symptoms of caffeine poisoning include restlessness, rapid breathing, heart palpitations, muscle tremors, fits and bleeding.  Remember this includes coffee beans & grounds, cocoa, chocolate, colas, and stimulant drinks!  Should your dog accidentally consume these there is no substitute for professional veterinary care!


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FOODS YOUR DOG SHOULD NEVER EAT #1

AVOCADO:

No matter how good you think the guacamole is, you shouldn’t give it to your dog.  Avocados contain a substance called persin.  It’s harmless for humans who aren’t allergic, but large amounts might be toxic to dogs.  If you happen to be growing Avocados at home, keep your dog away from the plants.  Persin is in the leaves, seed, and bark, as well as in the fruit.  Home Sweet Home Pet Sitters wants you to keep your pet safe!

 


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Home Sweet Home Pet Sitters has had the honor and privilege to care for thousands of pets in the Charlotte-Matthews Area since we opened in 1999.  We are thankful for and humbled by the loyalty our clients have shown to us and have always strived to exceed their expectations.  Home Sweet Home Pet Sitters has been a leading resource for our clients in many areas of pet care.

We can’t stress enough the necessity for all pet owners to develop a relationship with one of the many outstanding veterinarians in our area whether it be for routine health care or specific concerns you may have regarding your pet’s health.

The links included are extremely useful and informative however are not intended to be a substitute for veterinary care.

In the coming months we will be covering such topics as:

  • What NOT to feed your Pet
  • Having trouble Affording your Pet
  • Traveling: Should your Pet Stay or Go?
  • Pets on Planes, Trains and Ships
  • Traveling by car with your pet
  • How to keep your Pet Safe from Disaster
  • High Tech:  Identifying Pets with Microchips