What Can and Can't You Fed Your Dog

What Can and Can’t My Dog Eat

The Fourth of July is one of my favourite holidays, one it’s just days after my birthday and two it normally means BBQs and parties – a win win if you ask me. While BBQs and beer are fun for us, they can make our dogs very sick and the last place you want to be is an animal hospital so I’m sharing a few things to watch out for a good pet friendly alternatives.
STAY AWAY FROM…

Alcohol – while Kendall has been known to sneak a sip or too excessive alcohol can cause cardiovascular damage to your dog, so don’t leave any red cups on the ground with your pup wandering around

Chocolate & Coffee – I don’t know why you’d be giving your dog coffee but just a heads up don’t. Chocolate is a well known no-no but did you know baking chocolate used in cupcakes and cake etc is the worst type of chocolate? It can cause vomiting & diarrhoea, extreme thirst and panting even hyperactivity and seizures in large doses

Corn on the Cob – one of my favourite BBQ staples but keep away from your dog because while the corn itself isn’t harmful the cob can be lodged in your dog’s intestines and require surgery.

Coconut Oil – while it can be okay in small doses (relative to the size of the dog); large amounts can cause diarrhoea and upset stomachs

Peaches & Plums – fruits with pits are dangerous because the pits can easily become stuck in your dog’s intestines

Grapes & Raisins – another well known no but did you know that they can cause kidney failure in dogs?

Onions – might be great on your burger but can cause anemia and damage red blood cells in your pets, whether it be cooked or raw stay away

Nuts – macadamia, almonds, pecans, walnuts – all can cause vomiting and diarrhoea and in large doses even pancreatitis
A GOOD SUBSTITUTE…

Apples (remove ALL seeds as they release small amounts of cyanide when ingested and mix with chemicals in a dogs stomach)

Oranges

Bananas

Watermelon (again remove all seeds)’

Carrots

Green beans

Cucumber slices

Zucchini

Cheese
With those above make sure they are raw and given in small amounts as low calorie treats or substitutes to normal dog treats and rewards as a special treat.

About the author
Staci West is an obsessive compulsive traveller who is currently dealing with a chronic case of coffee addicition. Symptoms include blackouts from online shopping sessions, a ferocious passion for everything colourful and energy levels that exceed a normal human capacity. On the advice of her carer and companion, Kendall her yellow labrador, she created L&L, a down to Earth lifestyle blog, as a distraction for her pathological need for shoes.

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