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ANNUAL PET PAGES

NUTS

Your Dog CAN Have: Peanuts Cashews Hazelnuts

DOG FOOD

NUTS

Your Dog CANNOT Have:

NO-NO'S BONES: While it may seem

natural to give your dog a bone, they can splinter and cause tears in your dog’s esophagus, stomach, and intestines, creating a host of problems.

AVOCADOS: Containing a substance called persin, avocados can be toxic to your dog, including guacamole. If you grow avocados at home, keep your dog away from the plants. Persin is in the leaves, seeds, and bark as well. ONIONS: This includes powdered, raw, cooked, or dehydrated. Onions contain thiosulphate which can destroy a dog’s red blood cells, leading to anemia. CAFFEINE: If a dog consumes too much it is fatal, and there is no antidote. Symptoms of caffeine poisoning include restlessness, rapid breathing, heart palpitations, muscle tremors, and fits. Caffeine is one of the reasons dogs can’t have chocolate.

Almonds Walnuts Macadamia Nuts Pecans Pistachios Hickory Nuts

FRUITS & VEGGIES

GRAPES AND RAISINS:

Your Dog CAN Have:

Although research has yet to discover why, grapes and raisins are toxic to dogs. It only takes a small amount to make a dog ill, causing repeated vomiting, lethargy, and depression. The fruit can also lead to kidney failure.

Apples Bananas Watermelon Strawberries Oranges Blueberries Carrots Pineapple Broccoli Cucumbers Celery Pears Potatoes Peaches Sweet Potatoes Raspberries Mango

MACADAMIA NUTS: As few as six raw or roasted macadamias can make your dog sick. According to petMD, “Symptoms of poisoning include muscle tremors, weakness or paralysis of the hindquarters, vomiting, elevated body temperature, and rapid heart rate.” CANDY: All kinds of candy, baked goods, and some diet foods are sweetened with xylitol which can cause more insulin to circulate through your dog’s body; subsequently his blood sugar drops substantially.

FRUITS & VEGGIES Your Dog CANNOT Have: Grapes Tomatoes Avocados Mushrooms Onions Cherries Asparagus

PERSIMMONS, PEACHES, AND PLUMS: The problem with these fruits is the seeds or pits which can cause inflammation and obstruction of the small intestine. Also, peach and plum pits contain cyanide! w

For more information on what you can and cannot give your pets, visit www.petmd.com.

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