Foods you should never feed your dogs

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    Trellum Well-Known Member

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    I know I have posted several info graphs on this same subject, but I think this one has a lot interesting facts to add to our collection of info graphs ;)


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    IcyBC Well-Known Member

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    It is always good to know more, and I appreciate it very much for your sharing! I rather be aware than not. Last week, I gave Capone some blueberries since they were so good and cheap, after I looked it up on Google to make sure he can have them, of course! He treated them like candies :)
     
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    The more graphs we have here, the better. They all are very interesting! It's a great way to learn something new about our four-legged friends:)
    I had no idea dogs shouldn't eat avocado.
     
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    @claudine Me either D: I had shared several info graphs on the topic already, but in none of them (I can't recall) it said anything about avocado :O I thought I already knew all about this topic, but here I am... something new :D
     
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    Trellum Well-Known Member

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    You are welcome :) I'm glad you guys like the info graphs and find them useful! I think the best weapon for us is prevention. My cousin is a vet and he has seen some really serious pet poisoning cases, it's terrible. I got a taste of that recently... food poisoning but with an allergic reaction. It's HELL. I feel so bad for the pets because they can't complain! I'm so glad I can talk and can ask for help! This has made me value my 4 legged friends more, for reals.
     
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    Coincidentally, I also got food poisoning this past weekend, and you are right! It was hell! I moaned and groaned like it was the end of my life. In a way it was :) I saw Capone puking after he ate some of those backyard mushroom, and I knew it wasn't pleasant for him either.
     
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    Yes, I bet many people don't know about it. Avocados are very healthy, so I used to think that dogs can eat them too. Fortunately, Homer isn't a big fan of fruits and rarely begs for them.
     
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    @IcyBC I have had food poisoning only 3 times in my life, extreme allergic reactions also 3 times in my life, and let me tell you... this incidents really leave you thinking about how important is watch what you eat! You can never be too careful! Yesterday my face was so swollen! My lips were almost bursting and the inside of my mouth was getting covered in hives. A bit more and maybe my throat would have closed. i told my mom yesterday I'm going to be so afraid of eating now on D:

    @claudine I think it's because avocados are so full of fat D: I love them, but they are some really fatty fruits. Some people in Venezuela make smoothies with them in the morning, lol. When I heard about that I thought ''ewww gross''. I prefer mine with salads :)
     
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    There is never too much information when it comes to these little ones. I just have to get my glasses out. I am an avocado lover and those little ones don't let me put anything to my mouth without begging. I am trying very hard to curb that. I was doing well but found myself falling back into the "puppy eye" trap. I doubt any would have liked avocado (we call it pear) but I am happy I know not to even tempt them.

    I have not had food poisoning recently, but when I did last, Zola was right there with me as I moaned and groaned. Poor dog.
     
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    @Winterybella I totally get you, I feel so guilty if they see me eating something and start begging. I often gave my sister in laws's dog some food when she looked at me. She then told me not to do that or else she'd think it was ok to do it at home. I felt bad for the doggy, lol. I just had to look somewhere else and ignore her :( Poor girl, she just wanted a small treat!
     
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    @Trellum My gosh, I would be too scare to put food in my mouth again after such a terrible experience! I am glad you got through the life threatening part of it. I knew what it's like to have face swollen up. I just went through this sort of ordeal with my brother in December when he had a tooth infection. They had to incubate him or else he would be gone!
     
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    @IcyBC Oh, I hope your brother is better now? I have heard that kind of infections are truly terrible! I have heard of people who has died because of that. Truly scary stuff, but I am glad he made it out alive. It's amazing how things can go south so quick, in a flash! Infections, food poisonings and allergic reactions are so scary and dangerous!
     
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    Yes, things like this change in a matter of seconds, not minutes! Now when I heard that someone is having a tooth ache, I am very nervous, especially the word infection/infected! I would encourage them to get to the dentist/hospital straight away.

    It literally took only a few seconds after my brother was in the ER that a team of doctors performed the rescue procedure as his throat was closing. They couldn't even have time to wait for my arrival.

    What food was it that causes such allergic reactions for you, if you don't mind my asking?
     
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    @IcyBC I have hear that severe allergic reactions can take a turn for the worst in a matter of minutes and even seconds. To be honest I think I have so far been so lucky that my lung and throat didn't just swell up. i feel awful for those who have severe food allergies to certain food items and need to carry an epi pen... scary way to live.

    Wow, really? His throat closed up? :O That sounds so scary! I had no idea tooth infections could do that! I bet now he feels super wary when his teeth hurt!

    To be honest I have no idea, been with a specialist 5 years ago and he performed several tests. Over the years I've been told I might be allergic to the coloring they use for ham. Orange or red? Not sure, one doctor told me they used bugs for some food colorants, so maybe that's what causes those reactions.
     
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    My brother spent three days in the ICU, with semi-coma induced and was on the ventilation machine during this time, @Trellum ! When I heard of infection in the mouth, I now got anxious as I have witnessed such a terrible thing. It is not something to take lightly. The doctor said just a couple minutes later then he would be in serious life threatening situation.

    He was nonchalant about it and did the home remedy treatment until he felt his throat swollen. My advice now to anyone is that immediately seeking medical attention when you have any sort of infection.
     
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    IcyBC - I'm so glad your brother survived it! It must have been so terrifying! Now I think I should to a dentist:confused:
    Trellum - doctors told me I'm allergic to chocolate, tea, wool, dust and other weird things, but it's not true at all. I drink gallons of tea and eat tons of chocolate. Most allergy tests aren't relliable:(
    I'm so lucky Homer isn't allergic to anything:)
     
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    I know grapes n avocados are fatal
     
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