Monday, March 2, 2009

Pup PSA!

I'm sure most of you know this- but since I was surprised, I figure I should notify everyone else out there!

There are lots of foods dogs shouldn't eat. Whenever in doubt I've checked the Kentuckiana Pug Rescue web site, their list is:

alcoholic beverages
cherry pits
mushroom plants
peach pits
tea (caffeine)
tomato leaves and stems
avocados
chocolate
coffee
apple seeds
macadamia nuts
mustard seeds
rhubarb leaves
walnuts
apricot pits
moldy foods
onions and onion powder
salt
yeast dough
potatoes

I also know that garlic should be added, since it is similar in effect to onions. HOWEVER, in my Hungry Girl e-mail today (have you checked out hungrygirl.com? Oh you should!) I found out that GRAPES are bad!! The e-mail said they contain a toxin that can cause kidney damage. YIKES! We have actually given the little bits of grapes before. Raisins are the same as well. Just be careful dog-pawrents! I know we will be!

8 comments:

Pearl said...

Thanks for the info, Kel!! I knew all of them except onion/onion powder... good to know!!

Salinger The Pug said...

Hmm...alcohol is bad for dogs?
Who knew?
;-)

Pug Posse said...

Although garlic does have a similar effect as onions, I have a dog recipe cookbook that says that garlic can be given in moderation to dogs as it is not as potent as onions. AND garlic is a natural flea repellent! The book also mentions artificial sweeteners, synthetic colorings, and tobacco.

Pug hugs and kisses!
The Pug Posse

Liss said...

That was a very informable post, thank you. You should also note that gum is very bad too.

Lex said...

Se I thought garlic was good for the dogs as long as it is in small amounts? I have a doggy recipe book as well and everything in there has garlic.

I just fed them tiny cubes of avocado the other night! eek!

Sugar free gum is VERY bad for them as well.

Murphy Dogg said...

Potatoes??? Mama gives me potatoes all the time and my food has sweet potatoes in it?? WTF? I love potatoes!!
C-ya,
Murphy Dogg

Pug(s) and Bugg said...

Murphy I think it's like uncooked potatoes. Cuz we get potatoes in our food too and it's fine... I think it's like the same as bread dough being bad, but regular cooked bread won't kill us.

Rosie said...

We were shocked too when we heard not to eat the grapes someone at the pet store told us but it is nice to have that list for a reminder. Thank you.