101 Dog Care Tips – Best Bully Sticks Tip 7 – Toxic Substances For Dogs

As we continue our quest to bring you pertinent dog related information we wanted to highlight some common and not so common substances and foods that you should never give your dog.  If you have a suggestion for our 101 Dog Care Tips section please let us know!

There are many household items that you would never think to keep away from your pooch.  We all know about chocolate and its bad affects, but what about all of those other table scraps and snacks that we don’t even think about?  We all know when we see a cute begging face we feel the need to share any and everything.  Below is a list of typical household items that are not good for your pooch.

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Caffeine, including coffee and chocolate
  • Fatty foods, especially drippings and grease from cooking
  • Chicken and turkey bones (Cooked)
  • Grapes and raisins
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Onions and garlic
  • Mushrooms
  • Milk and dairy products
  • Salt and sugar (are included in many dog products or dog treats, but in small amounts and carefully regulated)

**While this certainly is not a complete list we hope that you find it helpful**
In addition, just like babies, keep all household cleaners and chemicals away from pet friendly areas.  Also beware of where cords and wires are located, especially if you have a playful pooch.

If your dog does eat something toxic and is having symptoms, the best thing to do is call Poison Control at 1 (900) 680-0000, or the Animal Poison control center at (888) 426-4435, induce vomiting, and head to your local emergency veterinarian.