Does anyone know of or, have a list of common danger foods and maybe garden plants as well?
|There are numerous substances which are unsafe for dogs:
Here is a partial list
kernels of plums/peaches/plums
Somewhere I have a more extensive list from an animal health
conference, unfortunately not at my fingertips... Will post when I find
The rule of thumb is not to assume if its safe for humans,
its safe for your pet !
|Here's a site that may be helpful with the garden plants which
|Sorry, I can not find my notes from the conference.
There is a good list under dog health/poisons at
Hope this is helpful...
|Pork products also!!|
|I'm not so sure about garlic and I think the problem with potatoes is the eyes - not the peel. I'll check my books when I go home tonite.|
|I do know from my culinary class that raw potatoes (as my chef says "green potatoes") and the eyes conatin a small amount of a poisonous substance- not harmful to humans except in large amounts. ( a defenive mechanism of the potato plant to protect it's tender new shoots and the food base for the baby plant) So don't go eating potato eyes as a snack now! As for dogs- I'm not sure...
|My source stated potato peels, but you're right, Heather
its most likely the eyes.
In regard to onion/garlic. They both contain thiosulphate.
According to my source, onions were more toxic-can cause
I know I was surprised because the vets at the health conference
did not like use of garlic. Its in some foods/treats--
so maybe in very small amounts its ok.
After the lecture I made note to stay away from garlic products
to be on the safe side...
|In regards to garlic, I thought it was ok to use if cooked to ward off fleas...maybe an old wife's tale.|
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