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Old 06-13-2008, 08:19 PM
Location: Florida
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I had a aunt who fed her dog coffee and scrambled eggs every morning. =) ...just thought I'd share.

I don't totally agree w/ everything on the list. I think its more about proportions than anything. the human stomach is fist size so a dogs stomach is less ...common sense more then anything.

Pork should be on that list. I've never mt a dog that can handle pork ...guess God had a reason for forbidding it =)

our dogs have never reacted to grapes and they live on a vineyard
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Old 06-13-2008, 09:13 PM
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Originally Posted by southward bound View Post
Be careful with grapes, since not all dogs have toxic reactions to them. We also used to use grapes as treats, before we found out they can be harmful. The reaction can occur at any time, even if you've given grapes in the past. So, best not to give them at all.
Blueberries, on the other hand, are good for them, and so are apples and carrots.

It's a good list that was posted - I'd only add: No nuts.
Thanks! I'd really never heard about grapes being bad for them. Plus, I much prefer blueberries, myself! I'd like to err on the side of safety...
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Old 06-13-2008, 09:23 PM
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Here's more on avocados from the ASPCA website. I also looked for more on grapes/raisins and found this PDF: http://www.aspca.org/site/DocServer/...pdf?docID=3782
Did You Know… Avocado (Persea americana) is not an advisable food to give to pets? Avocado leaves, fruit, seeds and bark contain a toxic principle known as Persin. The Guatemalan variety, which is the most common variety found in stores, appears to be the most problematic.
The primary concern in dogs is with gastrointestinal (GI) irritation, including vomiting and diarrhea. Typically, these effects occur in dogs that have scavenged on significant quantities of fruit, branches or other material from the plant. Birds and rodents appear to be particularly sensitive, and can develop respiratory distress, generalized congestion, fluid accumulation around the tissues of the heart, and possibly death from consuming avocado.
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Old 06-13-2008, 09:30 PM
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Back in my pot smoking days, I used to try and get my dog to inhale but she never would. Maybe she was smarter then me at that point.

My dog is pretty good at eating only what she is supposed to, its my cats who will take what they can get. My Salem even likes dried apricots. Its sort of become a joke, he comes begging for whatever I have and I give it too him thinking "surely a cat isn't going to eat this" and then of course he does. He likes strawberry licorice, cheetos and marshmallows as well. I rarely give it to him though for fear of making him fatter then he already is or posibly encouraging diabetes in him.
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Old 06-13-2008, 09:39 PM
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Originally Posted by CAKD View Post
What is the reaction to grapes?
Worst case scenario is kidney failure, usually leading to death. My vet scared the HECK out of me when Rudy was a puppy, because they thought he was suffering from grape toxicity. By pure coincidence, I had fed him a handful of grapes that evening, the same night he ingested something toxic at my mom's house (a plant, we think)... when I brought him to the emergency vet, they asked what he'd eaten & freaked out when I mentioned grapes. Long story short, he was fine after a stomach pumping and $800 vet bill. And needless to say, we don't feed him grapes anymore!

Sorry for the tangent, but I'll add that anything in the grape family is toxic to some dogs - prunes, raisins, etc. And as with chocolate, only some dogs react badly to these foods... but it's obviously a good idea to avoid them altogether. Also not good to feed ANY meat bones, especially the soft ones like chicken & duck.

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Old 06-14-2008, 12:03 PM
Location: SoCA to NC
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Scary! Better and safer to just avoid than chance!
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Old 06-14-2008, 01:02 PM
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I didn't know about the nuts years ago and let my toy poodle have several cashews. It is the fat content of the nuts that's so bad--my little doggie got a severe case of pancreatitis. Luckily with a day in the veterinary hospital she recovered. WATCH OUT for nuts!
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Old 06-14-2008, 01:13 PM
Location: North Jersey
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My parents and I typically load up our food with garlic, and when I visit them, I notice them letting their dog lick their used, very garlicy bowls. Their dog is almost 6 and have been doing it since they got him as a puppy. Then they heard it could be toxic just about a week ago.

What exactly is the danger with garlic? I think their dog was getting a lot, imo. :\
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Old 06-14-2008, 08:14 PM
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Add brussel sprouts to the list. Like grapes they can cause kidney damage/failure. I don't necessarily think it's proportion, but rather the individual dog...some dogs may have a reaction to a tiny bit of something first time, and another my have nothing and eat a lot more. There doesn't seem to be a real pattern, there are just known risks to these foods and they should be avoided in any quantity...better safe than sorry.
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Old 06-14-2008, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by TiredNomad82 View Post
Here's a list from the ASPCA website:
my dog use to go to the neighbors yard and pick avacados off there tree and nothing happened to him.
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