31 December 2006 @ 11:22 am
I think perhaps we should make a list of all the common food items that are dangerous to dogs and add it to the memories for easy access. i found some, if anyone knows if any others, please post them. obviously, we should all know by now that dogs should not drink alcohol or smoke cigarettes, or consume bleach and stuff like that, so lets keep the list to food items only.

Broccoli (in large amounts)
Chocolate (the darker it is, the more dangerous it is)
Coffee grounds, beans & tea (caffeine)
Fatty foods
Garlic (in large quantities)
Hops (used in home brewing)
Macadamia Nuts
Pear pips, the kernels of plums, peaches and apricots, apple core pips (contain cyanogenic glycosides resulting in cyanide posioning)
Potato peelings and green looking potatoes
Products sweetened with xylitol
Raisins and grapes
Rhubarb leaves
Tomato leaves & stems (green parts)
Yeast dough

some of those aren't that common to me (hops, rhubarb leaves) but they may be common to someone else so i think its important to list it.

i know joey made a PSA about grapes and macadamia nuts a while back. perhaps he or bentley or another dog that is crafty in photoshop can make a cute graphic with the finished list so we can post it in the info (instead of in the memories where it might be forgotten)?
Stacysatyr8 on December 31st, 2006 08:11 pm (UTC)
Somone had posted a link a while back to a page with plants that are also poisonous. I think it was the Azalea blooms? These might be helpful also.


And here's a list of posonous plants.
know all your enemieskelliee on January 2nd, 2007 04:18 am (UTC)
i know how to spell. really.
oooh, i didn't think of plants! i think that should definitely also be included.

thank you for the links!
Miss Poisonalitydulamae on December 31st, 2006 08:40 pm (UTC)
great idea!
Sara Raesarakenobi on December 31st, 2006 09:16 pm (UTC)
A++ post!
♥ Désirée Fawn: des & winna.givmewings on December 31st, 2006 10:18 pm (UTC)
Eeep! I tried to give Winston a little piece of broccoli the other day and he refused it. Perhaps he already knew that he shouldn't be eating it!
Smart lil' puppers.
know all your enemieskelliee on January 1st, 2007 03:34 am (UTC)
i didnt even know about broccoli being bad for them until today! i'm pretty sure i've given dublin a bunch already :(
Lori: Griffie Pufflunat16 on January 3rd, 2007 04:48 pm (UTC)
*gasp* I don't get it. My veterinary allergist has Griffin on a venison and vegetable diet and it includes steamed broccoli if I choose. Why would broccoli be bad? Granted, I hardly give it to him because he enjoys carrots, green beans and potatoes much more, but I'd like to know what the deal is with broccoli so I can ask the vet!
I'm just a girl: fightcute_bunny on January 2nd, 2007 02:29 am (UTC)
Eeeps! I have also given my pups broccoli...not any more!
poxydpoxyd on January 1st, 2007 02:36 am (UTC)
Matches. I know they aren't food, but for some reason dogs love to chew them... SUPER poisionous!
I'm just a girl: Heart lovecute_bunny on January 2nd, 2007 02:38 am (UTC)
Excellent suggestion!
know all your enemieskelliee on January 2nd, 2007 06:47 am (UTC)
another good link i dont want to forget
tini_smomtini_smom on January 3rd, 2007 12:58 pm (UTC)
Good post! I feel really bad...I make my dogs homemade dog food and frequently use chopped steamed broccoli - No More - thanks for telling us!