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To ask all dog owners to read this?

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toomuch2young Thu 13-Dec-12 17:14:57

Especially in light of the awful morrisons advert (showing dog being given xmas pud) that is currently being shown can I please ask all do owners to be aware that the following festive food stuffs are highly poisonous / dangerous to dogs:

- raisins (Christmas cake, pudding, mince pies etc) very large dogs have died from v small amount of raisins.
- grapes
- Macedemia nuts
- onions
- turkey is to rich for a lot of doggy tums
- cooked bones
- chocolate - please don't put wrapped selection boxes under the tree! Dark choc, cocoa powder and cooking choc are the worst.
- caffeine
- alcohol
- sweets and mints - xylitol is very dangerous to dogs
- potato peelings
- garlic
- corn on the cob

This is not an exhaustive list of course and am sure many dog owners are already aware but if this saves one doggy life or even an expensive vet bill then it's more than worth a 2 minute read.


Nixea Thu 13-Dec-12 17:17:58

My lovely sister has recently bought a dog after years of research and while I'm sure she's probably already aware of this, I will print out the list and show her just in case. Thank you thanks

NotWankinginaWinterWonderland Thu 13-Dec-12 17:18:46

I try not to give mine anything I don't want to have to pick up the next day. Very useful list I had no idea about most of these.

BerryChristmas Thu 13-Dec-12 17:23:14

I don't give mine any on the list BUT my dog would walk over hot coals to get to garlic bread !

FlaminNoraImPregnantPanda Thu 13-Dec-12 17:24:01

Deprive my dog of his turkey dinner? Not on your nelly. He loves it. He even has a reindeer costume to wear.

dexter73 Thu 13-Dec-12 17:34:36

I remember coming downstairs one year to find all the tree chocolates under a certain height missing and a dog who pooed sparkly poos for 2 days afterwards hmm.

Rowgtfc72 Thu 13-Dec-12 17:55:12

I was told by quite a few people to sprinkle garlic powder in dog food as it deters fleas. Havent done it and certainly wouldnt waste decent garlic bread on the mutts, but is it poisonous then ?

northernmonkey Thu 13-Dec-12 17:57:32

I've just had a £1250 vet bill thanks to xylitol! My cat has eaten something somehow and I nearly lost her sad
A lot of these things out for cats too

toomuch2young Thu 13-Dec-12 17:59:55

rowgtfc it contains thiosulphate which is toxic to dog- s however in a lot smaller quantity than onions- so would theoretically take a lot to poison a dog - wouldn't risk it though especially not fed regularly. Stick to a decent spot on like advantage or frontline for a proven and safe way of keeping fleas at bay grin

GentlyGentlyOhDear Thu 13-Dec-12 18:00:02

I had no idea about corn on the cob!
I think avocado is also poisonous for dogs?

crypes Thu 13-Dec-12 18:00:55

My staffy goes gaga for garlic butter . It must be good for her Altho we only occasionally have it.

toomuch2young Thu 13-Dec-12 18:01:44

northernmonkey I am so sorry about your cat, hope she is fully recovered now. Yes to a lot of these being toxic to cats to. And antifreeze of course in this cold weather. Very appealing and very poisonous.

toomuch2young Thu 13-Dec-12 18:03:45

gentlygently it's not so much of a poison but it can't be passed so results many times in a foreign body leading to very poorly pooch needing surgery. Baby corn to always gets vomitted up or passed through whole if lucky!

simbo Thu 13-Dec-12 18:07:28

cooked bones? How come?

peeriebear Thu 13-Dec-12 18:08:33

My dog helped himself to the whole turkey crown last year.

Toomuchturkeyatendofthedinner Thu 13-Dec-12 18:11:55

A friend of mine had a very worrying time, and a horrific vet bill, when her rottie got hold of some dropped corn on the cob. They didn't notice at the time, and it took a fair bit of investigation and then an abdominal op to sort it out. Poor doggie looked very sorry for himself for days after, and their bill was over a thousand quid. It costs a lot to pay for anathestic for a huge heavy Rottweiler !!

So yes thanks, this list is a good idea. My doggie will get a large chew from the pet shop and that will be his Xmas treat! (Our treat will be taking his pic in the reindeer antlers I've bought him grin)

MyLittleAprilSunshine Thu 13-Dec-12 18:12:18

We have nothing to worry about. My partners dog is a guide dog and only gets fed his special food plus special smokey bone. Mind you he has picked up other dogs food and :s all over the place before. Oh and plums outside that made him fart real foul and bits of bark. He is a good guide dog, he is just very curious!

Silverlace Thu 13-Dec-12 18:13:05

My BIL is a vet and last Christmas he had to pump the stomach of a Labrador who had snaffled a whole Christmas cake when no-one was looking!

Iggly Thu 13-Dec-12 18:13:32

I saw a lady feeding her dog a packet of chocolate buttons the other day. Not doggy ones but the ones my DC eat shock

TerraNotSoFirma Thu 13-Dec-12 18:13:36

My dog was extremely ill one festive period after a well meaning relative fed her copious amounts of mince pies.

I didn't know until well after she had recovered that these were the cause of her being ill.

MyLittleAprilSunshine Thu 13-Dec-12 18:18:33

I'd be very mad if someone fed my pet something that they weren't allowed.

If they aren't sure if the cat or dog is allowed it, then they should ask really.

toomuch2young Thu 13-Dec-12 18:19:10

simbo because once cooked they are brittle and fracture causing gut perforations and blocked intestines.
If feeding bones then big meat bones raw.
An sorry to hear about all the poorly ones, let hope we can all have a healthy pet Christmas.

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 13-Dec-12 18:19:42

Tomatoes are also poisonous to dogs. Which is a shame because the puppy gets ever so excited when we have pizza.

I didn't realise turkey was bad for them!

RobinsBaubleSparkles Thu 13-Dec-12 18:20:09

I'm sure I read somewhere that corn is a high allergen for dogs and it irritates them. Is this true or did I dream it?

I'm just curious really as I don't actually have a dog, and don't intend to get one, but MIL does.

CabbageLeaves Thu 13-Dec-12 18:22:28

Chorizo? blush. Don't normally give him titbits but he was being so ...beseeching?

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