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 and ™riter 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.
- Alcohol Causes weakness, vomiting, dangerously low blood pressure, coma and death in pets.
- 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.
- Avocado Contains person, a toxic compound that causes vomiting and diarrhea.
- Broccoli Contains isothiocyanate which can be harmful to pets in very large doses.
- Caffeine Contains methylxanthines which can cause potentially fatal diarrhea, vomiting, seizures and irregular heart beats.
- Chives Can cause potentially fatal anemia in dogs (and cats).
- Chocolate Contains methylxanthines which can cause potentially fatal diarrhea, vomiting, seizures and irregular heart beats.
- Garlic Can cause potentially fatal anemia in dogs (and cats).
- Grapes and Raisins Can cause severe and potentially fatal kidney failure.
- Ham May cause pancreatitis, a potentially fatal disease, due to high fat content.
- Macadamia Nuts Contains an unidentified toxin that can cause vomiting, weakness, joint pain and inflammation.
- Milk & Dairy Products May cause diarrhea and gas in adult animals who are lactose intolerant.
- Mushrooms Many types contain many different toxins that may cause kidney and liver failure, vomiting, diarrhea, hallucination and damage to red blood cells.
- Nutmeg May cause hallucinations and severe vomiting.
- Onions Causes potentially fatal oxidation of red blood cells leading to their destruction and causing anemia.
- 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),
- Spicy Food Extra heat added to a dish could potentially cause vomiting, stomach ulcers or diarrhea.
- Sugar-Free Gum & Candy (Xylitol) Causes a potentially fatal drop in blood glucose (blood sugar) followed by severe liver damage.
- Tobacco Nicotine containing products can cause excitement, vomiting and tremors that are usually followed by fatal paralysis.
- 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.