View Full Version : Good for you NOT for dogs
10-06-2007, 11:07 PM
Some food good for you but not your dogs.
RAISINS, GRAPES, can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and kidney failure.
CHOCOLATE can be toxic to dogs and birds. as little as 1/4 ounce can cause excitment, increased urination, muscle tremors, seizures, and rapid heart rate.
SUGARLESS GUM and CANDIES anything containing xylitol, can cause a rapid drop in blood sugar
ONIONS one small onions can be fatal. a chemical in onions damages dogs blood cells.
MACADAMIA NUTS a compound in them may leave your dog with temporary paralysis.
ADVACADOS will cause death in birds
info from an article by Steven Hansen DVM executive director of ASPCA
ASPCA's animal poison control center 1-888-426-4435
try to know what was eaten, when, how much, the age, lbs, sex of your pet and symptoms
10-06-2007, 11:09 PM
Thank you SO much. Do you know if avocados are only fatal to birds, or are they bad for dogs as well?
10-07-2007, 01:39 PM
Advacados were not mention as hamful to dogs but i don't know for sure and don't feed them to my dogs. What my dogs get each day:
Costo brand dog food for older dogs
2 to 4 large carrotts
1 lg apple
1 lg handful of almonds
2 capsules of black currant oil
romaine leaves at least 2 lg each
My vet who sees my dogs 1 time a year for a check up is always amazed at them. They act and seem much younger than they are, there coats are full, shiny and soft as a cats, they are playful, full of energy, and their eyes sparkle. My 2 big guys run out in the yard and play hard till they drop then rest and get up to play more. No one limps, no sore muscles, lots of energy. If I forget the black currant oil or run out for a while my oldest will start favoring one of his legs but as soon as I get him back on the oil it goes away, so I try t o be faithful in giving it to them.
10-07-2007, 01:41 PM
Another thing, no fleas, no worms ever!!
10-08-2007, 01:06 PM
I just looked it up on ASPCA's website...read on for whatever type of pet you may have...
I know there are (hispanic) back yard breeders (BYBs) who believe feeding garlic and onion to dogs is a naturaly remedy to get rid of fleas and ticks, but that is sooooooooooo not true!!! It's actually more harmful to the dog.
10-08-2007, 05:30 PM
My holistic vet tells me that garlic is the number one antioxidant for dogs. As with all things, moderation is the key! I did not know about macadamia nuts! Thanks for that info. I gave my dog avocado all the time (small, small amount) without problem. I understand now it's the amount of fat they cannot digest. Used to feed her raisins all the time when she was young, now we find out it can kill dogs. Go figure.
10-09-2007, 08:22 AM
I used to do the same with Zeus. I'd throw grapes at him and he'd catch them. But then he'd throw them up so I naturally stopped giving them to him. I've heard the same as you about avocado, garlic, and onion --> in moderation.
But they really don't eat that when they're in the wild.
10-09-2007, 02:02 PM
We used to feed our dog grapes as well. We had a grapevine that grew along the back fence (it's long since stopped producing fruit). Considering the fact that our dog only weighed 10 pounds, I'm surprised we didn't kill her with all those grapes!
11-03-2007, 12:14 PM
bumping up for those who have ?'s
11-16-2007, 11:29 AM
Just bumping up. People need to know this!!
11-16-2007, 06:49 PM
When we were in Kenya, we had an avocado tree in the backyard. The dogs used to love those. They would eat the ones that fell on the ground.
11-23-2007, 06:24 PM
A co workers dog was given some macadamia nuts over the holiday and is now at the vets for ovservation. They say he will be o'k but she is having him stay at the vets today and tommorow. He's just dragging around his hind end, can't move his legs,pretty sick dog.
11-23-2007, 07:15 PM
Diali36 - is there a reason you chose those particular foods to feed your pet daily? I've not fed my dog anything from the do-not-feed list, other than grapes, which he loves...he only gets the ones that roll off the counter and onto the ground. (He gets to them before I can!) He does, however, suffer from terrible flea allergies. It only takes one flea bite and this year it has been the worst ever in the 9 years we've had him.
11-23-2007, 09:53 PM
I think this gives them a good vitamin, mineral, spread. also low calorie snacks they like to chew like the carrots and apples, the almonds for their eyes, skin, coat, general well being, black currant oil for their joints and also helps with skin, coat, blood pressure, lung function, (I found out about Black Currant Oil from Dr. Weil, started taking it for myself and then one of my older dogs started favoring one of his legs thought of giving it to him, he no longers limps at all even after playing hard). I give the oil to all my dogs now it comes in capsule form and they just eat them.
The romaine is a nice dark leafy green I just feel they need in their diet.
The Costco brand dog food is very well made, my Vet had told me it is the same or better than most high end foods.
11-24-2007, 08:49 AM
I've been feeding my dog Nutro since he was a puppy. His coat is not like any other dogs' coat I've felt. It's very soft (always has been), except every year when the fleas come out, if he gets bit even once, he attacks his back end and bites off all the hair he can reach! It's so sad, really. I'll check into the Costco brand to see how it compares.
11-24-2007, 12:57 PM
Sounds like he is allergic. there is a spray you can buy at Petsmart or Petco or my local pet store ordered it for me
Veterinarian's Best Hot spot Itch Relief Spray with tea tree oil and Aloe.
This has helped, so far, all the dogs I have recomened it to.
You just spray it on the hot spots, I soak it completely and continue for a while till the dog stops chewing there. Next door neighbors where taking care of a little dog for a friend that, for real, had almost no hair!! at all. I got them a bottle of this along with some Oatmeal Shampoo for dogs and it took them using it about 2 months but that dog now has all his hair back and has stopped chewing. They say he acts like a new dog.
11-24-2007, 01:04 PM
Just in case you wondering, I've been a vet assistant, zoo kepper, had animals all my life. My dad brought home a puppy the day I came home from the hospital and we grew up together. My sister and I had a ranch at one time and raised Morgan and Arabian horses . I also train Racing Harness horses for one summer. I now have 4 dogs, and 4 birds and 3 cats. I have owned parrots, horses, goats, chickens, mice, gunia pigs, chincillias, and of course dogs and cats. I've had a chimp for a friend, that was fun, he and I used to play every day, he loved pb and j sandwiches, I'd make him one a day and before he ate it he would hold it lovingly and talk to it!
11-24-2007, 11:03 PM
AW...that's so sweet about the chimp.
I've used Tea Trea oil in shampoo, as a spray, neem oil as well, homeopathic stuff in his water, you name it! Nothing seemed to help until the weather got cold and the damn fleas died!!! I will give him raw food as he is part beagle and LOVES people food, though I don't usually indulge him there. He does hang out under the dining room table in hopes that my children will drop crumbs accidentally. One of the two of them is a very messy eater!! :)
Thanks for your advice. I hope not to need it again next year, but if I do, at least I know where to find you. :)
04-05-2008, 04:13 PM
just bumping this for Lazarita.
04-20-2008, 01:06 PM
bumping up for carolg.
04-21-2008, 08:32 PM
Love your replies and thanks for bumping it up for me.
Why no raw meat?
Thanks again. Great link. Have to hunt for the Black Currant Oil.
Found Dr. Weil's book and also Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats each I believe $.99 at thrift store. I buy when I see not when I need at these prices.
04-22-2008, 07:58 PM
I use Puritan Pride for vitamins www.Puritan.com very reasonable they are having a sale right now buy 2 get 3 free!
No raw meat because I know it's bad news. You can never be sure of the quality unless you are raising it and killing it yourself. You can have very sick dogs very fast from raw meat. I wouldn't eat it, most people wouldn't so why would it be o'k to give to by best friends?
They are not wild animals hunting wild animals for food. I can not stress enough how bad it is to feed raw meat to your pets.
I much prefer to give them a good dog food with no fillers where they can get their protein or buy organic meat from the store and cook it for your dogs.
06-29-2008, 06:02 PM
Does anyone know about citrus fruits for dogs? My sweetie loves eating clementines with me. Because I don't know if they are okay, I only let her have a couple. She hasn't had any adverse reactions, but I just want to make sure.
Also, about the onions. My dog loves the onion crackers that I made. Shouldn't I stop letting her have these?
07-31-2008, 02:59 PM
I went to the vet today because my little pup is losing so much fur!! He LOVES avocado, and I think I may be feeding him way too much of it. The vet's solution was heartworm and parasite medication...pill pusher vet...geez!
So NO more avocado!
07-31-2008, 11:57 PM
Maybe your pet does need a parasite cleanse. It's possible with raw meats being fed. Are there any signs of parasites? I was told that when feeding raw it might be wise to do a cleanse every 6 months - a year. I know some of the ones for humans aren't safe for pets. I am lucky to have a holistic vet so I'll check with them to see what they recommend. I just started feed raw so I didn't think to ask on my last vet. visit.
I am so glad to see this posted. I have done alot of searches on the Internet for homemade pet food recipes and I am shocked at how many have toxic ingredients. Who knows how old some of those post are. My heart just sinks when I see some of the dangerous things that are out there. Many people see it posted and just assume because it is in writing it must be the truth. I was told by my vet NOT to include garlic or nuts in my dog or cat foods. Even some of the not so great commercial pet foods are removing garlic from their ingredients. There is even a raw food company(Aunt Jeni ???) that has nuts and garlic in there raw frozen pet foods.
Ok, I am a little confused by one of the comments above. We wouldn't eat it so why would we feed raw meat to our pets??? I am new to this so maybe what I have been reading on raw/BARF diets isn't correct.We aren't the same, their requirements and ours are different. For example we may thrive on a raw veggie diet but this isn't healthy for a obligate carnivore such as a cat. I do agree about good quality source of meat. We do not have access to organic meats in my area. I would feel much better about feeding that to my pets if I could afford it.
Buying a good commercial pet food isn't as easy as it sounds. I was surprised to find out what is in most of them, including some of higher "premium" pet foods. Take a look at the information on this site
This one is for EVO
The explaination of the common ingredients is especially interesting. Type in the name of a pet food in the search and look for reviews by Susan Peters. Her site is being updated so the 10 point rating is now being changed to a 30 point system.
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