toxic food and plants for dogs

its crazy what almost three years can wipe from your memory… in the first few weeks of getting acquainted with our new rescue pup – ie Monster Dog

errr, i mean Lexi (btw her cuteness totally helps her out daily!)

phrases like this were flung around our house like they were going out of style:

NO!
STOP!!
don’t eat that
no biting
stop chewing that
GET over here
was Buddy really like this too?!?!

we’d been so jaded by Buddy‘s new-found maturity that we kind of forgot what having a puppy is like… talk about a ker-smack in the face :0)

he’s constantly giving me this ‘it was NOT ME’ look, such a good boy

despite my griping, i honestly can live with the puppy-ness any day. i know it will be over before we know it and she’ll be acting like an old water buffalo just like her big brother the Bud-man

in the meantime, providing our new pup with obedience, boundaries, safety, and LOTS OF LOVE are my main concerns

so while i’m on the topic, here’s a list of foods and plants that can be toxic to dogs. if your pooch consumes any of these, consult your vet immediately. the sooner it is addressed, the better your chance of safely treating whatever the outcome is

FOODS that can be TOXIC TO DOGS:
avocado
apples
apricots
cherries
peaches
plums
chocolate
coffee grounds and beans
macademia nuts
nutmeg
onions
garlic
grapes
raisins
yeast dough
alcohol
baking powder & baking soda
fatty foods & trimmings
cocoa powder
caffeinated items
xylitol
fruit pits and seeds
rotten or moldy foods
mushrooms
bones from fish
cat food
milk and dairy items
raw eggs
raw fish

PLANTS that can be TOXIC TO DOGS:
aloe
amarylis
Autumn Crocus
Azalea
Castor Oil Plant
Chrysanthemum
Cyclamen
Daisy
Daffodil
Devil’s Ivy
Dumbcane
Elephant Ears
English Ivy
Foxglove
Iris
Hops
Hosta
Hyacinth
Hydrangea
Lily of the Valley
Peace Lily
Calla Lily
Trumpet Lily
Arum Lily
Easter lilies
tiger lilies
day lilies
Mistletoe
Mum
Meadow Saffron
Narcissus
Oleander
Pothos
Poinsettias
Philodendron
Rhododendron
Sago Palm
Schefflera
Tulip
Yew

wowz – im glad 90% of the list of plants are ones that i have in my house and around the yard – NOT! note to self, keep closer eye on Monster Dog, she has a tendency to chew on everything from the hubsters dirty socks to the metal legs of the coffee table

~*HAPPY FRIDAY*~
and have a great weekend

as hurricane Irene is dropping in on us we’ll be having a hurricane party with the G-Ma and cuzz seeking refuge in our hilltop casa… salsa making and jarring/canning is in the forecast now that my new canning kit came in the mail this week – check back next week for a recipe and results!

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Susan on 2011/08/26 at 12:52

    Wow, I had some knowledge of plants and foods harmful to pets, but not a list as extensive as this one!

    Reply

    • Posted by Mel on 2011/08/26 at 12:58

      it was just as awakening to me too – better to know now than wonder why the pooch is not feeling so HOT later!

      Reply

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