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Food and Treats That Are Unsafe For Pets

Just like people, dogs love to eat a variety of food with differing textures and flavours. Though there are some things that dogs just cannot eat and may even make your dog unwell.

Dr. Melissa Meehan has some tips for avoiding dog dietary disasters...


Top Tips

  • Chocolate may be many people's favourite treat but chocolate is toxic to dogs and can ultimately lead to canine heart failure. Never give a dog chocolate or leave any chocolate in a place that your dog can easily reach. Carob can be a safe alternative.
  • It is nuts to give your dog nuts. Nuts can be toxic to dogs, especially macadamia nuts, which can lead to paralysis.
  • Additionally, keep grapes well away from your dog. If a dog eats grapes it could lead to renal failure.

If ever in doubt about feeding your dog a particular food item, err on the side of caution and do not give it to them. Consult a vet for the best dietary advice for your dog.