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Common Foods That Can Kill Your Dog!


UntitledThis past weekend we were at my in-laws celebrating the many birthdays we have in the family for August.  My sister-in-law, Jen, has a small dog named Macy. A grape fell on the floor and Macy immediately ate it.  A few seconds later, my daughter Abbey said to Jen, “I think that grapes can really hurt dogs.”

1463977_10152045384732812_297178858_nJen immediately googled “dogs and grapes” and was shocked (as we all were) to see that grapes and raisins can be very toxic for dogs.  Apparently these food items can cause kidney failure in dogs.


Jen called an emergency vet and was told to get the small dog immediately to the vet’s office.  My in-laws gave Jen some hydrogen peroxide to feed to Macy.  The hydrogen peroxide is used to make the dog throw up.  On the way to the vet, Macy threw up the grape.  Jen and Tom headed back to the house relieved that the grape was no longer in Macy.

heroWe were shocked that grapes and raisins can be so toxic for dogs.  I know that Charlotte likes to throw food on the ground so we will be careful with these foods.  

If you want to read more about this, go to the VCAHospital’s website

What are some other foods that can be toxic for dogs?

Onions, chocolate, cocoa, macadamia nuts, avocados and foods containing the sweetener xylitol can also be fatal.

Jen and Tom are thankful that Abbey was there to tell them that she thought grapes were dangerous for dogs.

11872767_10206626303592992_1222719053_nMy question for you is this: Did you know this?


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    August 11, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    While I agree that grapes are not good….I think they have to.eat a large quantity like anything else. I actually fed my dogs grapes not knowing for yeaaars and nothing made them sick. Just like with chocolate. Its the coxoa that makes it toxic. My older dogs took an entire
    triple fudge cake off table and all 3 ate it. They did not get sick. Just depends. Now should we even be giving our animals any food at all besides dog food? Pry not but we do. I finally spoke to my vet about dog foods too. All thes people that wanna buy the expensive brand of food is just tricking themselves. I started buying Costco Kirkland Brsnd which he has been feeding his Rotweilers for 7 years. Has alllllll the same premium stuff for half the price. It had lots of fruits and vegetables in it so we don’t have to be so prone to feeding them. things off the table.

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