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FOODS YOUR DOG SHOULD NEVER EAT #10

SUGARY FOODS and DRINKS:

Too much sugar can do the same things to dogs that it does to humans.  It can lead to obesity, dental problems, and possibly the onset of diabetes.

 

*Home Sweet Home Pet Sitters would like to thank WebMD for being such an oustanding resource helping us keep our pets healthy!

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FOODS YOUR DOG SHOULD NEVER EAT #9

SALT:

It’s not a good idea to share salty foods like chips or pretzels with your dog.  Eating to much salt can cause excessive thirst and urination  and lead to sodium ion poisoning. Symptoms of to much salt include vomiting, diarrhea, depression, tremors, elevated body temperature, and seizures.  It can also be fatal.

 

*Our thanks to WebMD for being such a valuable resource!


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IF YOUR DOG EATS WHAT IT SHOULDN’T

DOGS EXPLORE WITH THEIR MOUTH:

No matter HOW cautious you are, it’s possible your dog can find and swallow what it shouldn’t.  It is a smart idea to keep the phone number of your LOCAL VET, the closest EMERGENCY CLINIC, and the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (888) 426-4435 where you know it in an emergency!


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FOODS YOUR DOG SHOULD NEVER EAT #7

RAW EGGS:

There are two problems with giving your dog raw eggs.  The first is the possibility of food poisoning from bacteria like Salmonella or E. coli.  The second is that an enzyme in raw eggs interferes with the absorption of a particular B vitamin.  This can cause skin problems as well as problems with your dog’s coat if raw eggs are fed for a long time.  Home Sweet Home Pet Sitters wants you to keep that special member of the family healthy!


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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 #5

GRAPES and RAISINS:

Grapes and Raisins have often been used as treats for dogs………but it is Not a good idea.  Although it isn’t clear why, Grapes and raisins can cause kidney failure in dogs and just a small amount can make a dog ill!

*Our thanks to WebMD for being such a valuable resource!


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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!