Foods To Keep Away From Your Dog

My dog will eat ANYTHING!

Have you heard that statement before? Maybe you’ve said it yourself because your dog would eat anything if given the chance.

Either way, there are certain foods and products your dog shouldn’t eat, take for instance gum that contains xylitol. Xylitol can wreak havoc on your pup’s liver, can cause seizures and can cause blood sugar to drop. Check out this informative article about xylitol if you want to see what you should do if your dog eats something with xylitol.

So what else should dogs refrain from eating?

  • Chocolate & Coffee – These two products can cause vomiting and diarrhea. Heart rates can be accelerated by ingesting coffee and chocolate also. It extreme cases, death can occur.
  • Onions & Garlic – Can cause dogs to vomit.
  • Grapes & Raisins – Kidney failure can occur if dogs eat large quantities of grapes and raisins.
  • Bread Dough (rising) – If your dog eats bread dough that you’ve set out to rise, rush him to the vet immediately! One of our clients had a dog that ate half of their homemade bread dough and after two trips to the veterinarian, fluids, medicine and rest, he recovered.
  • Avocado – Guacamole is great for us but avocados are NOT good for dogs. If your pooch eats an avocado, he’ll probably get diarrhea and vomit profusely. Avocado can be fatal to birds and rabbits.
  • Macadamia Nuts –  Macadamia Nuts can cause paralysis and weakness in your dogs’ hind legs.

The ASPCA has an extensive list of food products you should keep away from your dogs, cats and even wildlife. Be sure to check it out! (Credit to for information)

Our pet sitters here at sit-stay-play are vigilant about making sure your pets are safe while they’re in our care. Whether we’re taking your dog for a walk or just stopping by for a potty break, we’ll keep our eyes on what  your dog is sniffing, playing with and even eating. If he does ingest something that we feel might be dangerous, we’ll contact you and take necessary steps to make sure he’s safe or take him to a veterinarian if it’s an emergency.

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