Paws on the Street Part Three: From Chief Blue Seeing Eye Dog What We Doggies Can’t Eat #Tip

Paws on the Street Part Three: From Chief Blue Seeing Eye Dog What We Doggies Can’t Eat #Tip

Patty and her guide dog Blue. Patty has her hair tied back in a low ponytail and rests her right hand on Blue's head. She wears a white shirt with a pink and purple butterfly on the front and light blue shorts. Blue is a handsome black lab. He wears a brown leather harness with a handle attached to the back and is smiling at the camera as he sits in front of Patty. In the background is a brick building with white, windowed doors and a flowerpot overflowing with pink and yellow blooms.

Patty and her guide dog Blue. Patty has her hair tied back in a low ponytail and rests her right hand on Blue’s head. She wears a white shirt with a pink and purple butterfly on the front and light blue shorts. Blue is a handsome black lab. He wears a brown leather harness with a handle attached to the back and is smiling at the camera as he sits in front of Patty. In the background is a brick building with white, windowed doors and a flowerpot overflowing with pink and yellow blooms.

Hi everybody, this is Chief Blue Seeing Eye Dog reporting live and in person from the magickal land of The Seeing Eye.

My mom and I are learning way lots of important stuff together before she brings me to the land of Kingsport Tennessee, and we wanted to share a few of those with you.

One of the most important things we’ve learned has been what not to feed me and all my other doggy pals. After we talked it over mom, and I decided you other humans might want and need to know. So, here is what you humans call a list. We hope you will read it and if you’re giving any of your doggies this stuff, we ask you Leave it right here and now!

Oh! No! Here comes mom. I got to go. Here’s your list…

^005 EVa EVanS> a veterinarian andriter for Pets Best, a nationwide pet health insurance agency since

These common items may be found in or around your house and they can make your dog very ill, many are toxic. So, keep dogs safe, by keeping these potential poisons away.

  1. Alcohol Causes weakness, vomiting, dangerously low blood pressure, coma and death in pets.
  2. Apple, Apricot, Cherry and Plum Seeds/Pits These pits contain cyanide which can cause vomiting, irregular and fast heartbeat, seizures, coma and death due to the inability of red blood cells to properly carry oxygen to cells.
  3. Avocado Contains person, a toxic compound that causes vomiting and diarrhea.
  4. Broccoli Contains isothiocyanate which can be harmful to pets in very large doses.
  5. Caffeine Contains methylxanthines which can cause potentially fatal diarrhea, vomiting, seizures and irregular heart beats.
  6. Chives Can cause potentially fatal anemia in dogs (and cats).
  7. Chocolate Contains methylxanthines which can cause potentially fatal diarrhea, vomiting, seizures and irregular heart beats.
  8. Garlic Can cause potentially fatal anemia in dogs (and cats).
  9. Grapes and Raisins Can cause severe and potentially fatal kidney failure.
  10. Ham May cause pancreatitis, a potentially fatal disease, due to high fat content.
  11. Macadamia Nuts Contains an unidentified toxin that can cause vomiting, weakness, joint pain and inflammation.
  12. Milk & Dairy Products May cause diarrhea and gas in adult animals who are lactose intolerant.
  13. Mushrooms Many types contain many different toxins that may cause kidney and liver failure, vomiting, diarrhea, hallucination and damage to red blood cells.
  14. Nutmeg May cause hallucinations and severe vomiting.
  15. Onions Causes potentially fatal oxidation of red blood cells leading to their destruction and causing anemia.
  16. Salt Excessive amounts of salt can cause a change in the fluid balance of cells thus causing tremors, seizures and coma (this includes rock salt and homemade playdough),
  17. Spicy Food Extra heat added to a dish could potentially cause vomiting, stomach ulcers or diarrhea.
  18. Sugar-Free Gum & Candy (Xylitol) Causes a potentially fatal drop in blood glucose (blood sugar) followed by severe liver damage.
  19. Tobacco Nicotine containing products can cause excitement, vomiting and tremors that are usually followed by fatal paralysis.
  20. Yeast Dough Yeast in the raw dough can cause an excess buildup of gas in a pet’s stomach causing severe pain and potential life threatening torsion or rupture of the stomach.

7 Comments

  1. Hi, Blue. You haven’t met me yet, but my name is Spreckles.I’m a black Lab, too. My mom is almost like a sister with your mom. And my mom is glad to have this list because there are things on it she didn’t know. In fact, she gave me apple cores just yesterday. They were yummy, but I guess I won’t be getting any more of them. *Sigh.*

    She says ham bones were some of the best treats her other dogs ever had. None of those for me, either. *Double sigh.*

    And her last dog, Mindi, the one who had to go to a different home before I came, she says that dog loved to snitch sips of her coffee. I’m much too well-behaved for that.

    She does know avocado is a big no-no, though. Her first guide dog, Tova, ate one out of the trash years ago, and she said the diarrhea was … let me think of the big word she used … ex-plo-sive. I think that must mean really bad.

    I can’t wait till you and your mom go home, Blue, so I can hear all about how the two of you get along there. I’m doing really well. That’s because I’m a lady and I know how to behave like one. I heard you wrestled with your mom and tried to steal a doughnut toy. I don’t do such things. The only thing I get silly about is belly rubs, but that’s our secret, okay?

  2. Wow some of these I was shaking head in disbelief..I mean why would you… all I will say is I am a Thai Dog and I do love my chillies sometimes not often but now and again…woof

  3. Thanks for sharing Patty… I am always amazed at what some people feed their dogs… they should definitely read your list.hugs

    1. Hi Spreckles, Blue here. Nice to meet you.
      Lucky for me, The Seeing Eye school from where I come has a Vet and she gives all the humans something called a lecture on all this stuff.
      Then, to make sure they don’t forget their human trainer manager sends them a list.
      I think Apple cores might be good to eat but even if those blasted seeds couldn’t make us sick, they can be sharp and poke our tummies.
      Good thing our humans know what we should and should not eat.
      Mom has a list of dog friendly toys and a list of not so friendly toys.
      The list of friendlies is pretty cool. I’m sending it off to Santa Paws.
      Oh Drat! Here comes mom again. Dang why won’t she stay busy so I can use the puter.

      1. Get used to it Blue.. she is on it quite a lot.

  4. Hi, Blue. It’s Spreckles again. I’m learning about toys. I was raised by an older couple. They didn’t play with me very much, but my mom’s teaching me. I like my Kong and my Jollyball. I’m learning to play fetch with them. I have a set of tug rings, but I don’t like the tug game very much. It’s not ladylike. Sometimes I chew my Nylabone. Mostly I love belly rubs. They’re the bestest thing ever.

    1. Hi Spreckles, Blue here. There’s this toy out in our Free Run and it’s shaped like something called a doughnut and it is the coolest thing ever. I could run and chace it and bring it back to mom forever.
      When mom throws it and it hits the ground it spins crazy and I never know quite where it’s going to go but when I find it I run GRRING back to mom and we play a big game of tug and then she throws it again and I’m off crazy after it.
      It’s way cool.
      Mom says we can only play out there 20 minutes at a time but I would play there all day if I could.
      She says we have to take turns.
      I say Pfui on that.

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