Never feed your dog THIS!!!!!
Jessie and Bo here! I know we critters can beg and beg for any food scraps you might have at the table or in the kitchen. We also know that sometimes you simply cannot resist our sweet and lovable faces, so you are tempted to toss us a grand treat from time to time. If you have kids, they may even do the same for us, and probably in much greater amounts. However, it is very important to be aware of some food items you might give us that could be harmful or even deadly.
For obvious reasons, never give your pet alcohol. No, it is NOT funny to see a drunk dog. This can lead to a coma or even death.
If you give your dog bits of avocado, he could be in danger. These can cause difficulty in breathing and allow for the accumulation of fluid in the chest.
Bones from fish, poultry, or other sources of meat can not only cause obstruction, but they can tear a dog’s digestive system.
Dogs should never, ever eat cat food. It is way too high in protein and fats. (Bo is well aware of this fact and is quite pleased not to have to share any gourmet delights with Jessie!)
Our humans know that grapes and raisins are delicious, but if given to a dog, it can lead to kidney failure.
Never take your dog to the ice cream parlor for a treat. Dairy products can cause gas, diarrhea, and pancreatitis. (Bo cannot stand it when Jessie breaks wind! We do not need any more reasons to allow this to occur!)
We don’t even know why our humans eat onions. They make their breath smell horribly! Onions contain sulfoxides and disulfides, which damage the red blood cells in dogs and cause anemia.
Very poisonous to dogs are walnuts! Do not even keep those in your house if you have dogs around. (Jessie’s mandate here!)
Just be sure to follow a diet for your dog (and cat!) as recommended by your veterinarian. As tempting as it is to feed your pets the same foods you eat, you are only tempting fate, and it is not worth it. We may beg and make pitiful faces, but we know you will always keep our best interests at heart.
For more information on food dangers to your dog, visit www.lowchensaustralia.com.