I think this might interest dog owners.

@Evacuee (1148)
February 1, 2007 3:15pm CST
I found a web site which gives all the dangerous things you should not give a dog to eat. I knew that chocolate was one of the most dangerous but I never knew there were so many other items. I hope I do not breach Mylots rules & regs. and I would like to post the web-site. http://mooreshaven.com/pets/dogs/safety/badfoodslist.html I don't know but there might be one for cats on it too. You will be surprised.
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@chertsy (3804)
• United States
1 Feb 07
That was very interesting. Everything on the list our dog doesn't eat. Except once, My husband accidently left a slice of chocolate cake sitting out and our beagle got it and sure enough it had horrible side effects. Luckily she was ok. I didn't know she had any til that morning. Omg, she was running from one end of the house to the next over and over again. Poor thing. That was her only taste of chocolate. My husband won't let her eat raw foods. When he cooks, she get's the small pieces of meat, trimmings. No fat, that goes into the trash. He cooks it for her. Eggs, she won't eat raw, we will either scramble them or give her a hard boiled egg. We were told that a cooked egg helps with dry skin. Besides the once in awhile cooked foods, she eats her favorite dog food.
@Evacuee (1148)
2 Feb 07
Hi 'chertsy'......got a spare room in your house? Sorry just joking...!! LOL My sons dog once ripped open a box of Brufen pain killers and ate them while he was out one evening. The only side effects she had was to keep falling asleep. I little worrying at the time. He kept ringing us up asking us what he should do next. We told him to get to the vets in the morning, which he did and after a good look the vet said she was okay let her sleep until it wears off! I know how you must have felt.
@mom2boys (334)
• United States
2 Feb 07
Thank you for passing this on, I will definately be checking this out as we have 2 little dogs in our house and 1 outside dog! Again thanks!
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@Evacuee (1148)
3 Feb 07
We must try to keep them healthy after all the enjoyment we get from them. Thanks for posting 'mom2boys'
@JBuddy (57)
• United States
2 Feb 07
Thanks for the address, I always wonder about what my dog can or can't have. You are totally awsome for finding this and sharing it with everyone.
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@Evacuee (1148)
3 Feb 07
Thats OK 'Buddy' I thought it was good too.
@maryannemax (12168)
• Sweden
2 Feb 07
i think it's against the rule to post the website in your discussion (the one you've started). but well, let's hope so... and thank you for the page. this is so useful for me. i am a dog lover. and i always look for best when it comes to my dogs. i love feeding my dog and that i should be aware about what's right and wrong when it comes to food for my dog.
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@Evacuee (1148)
2 Feb 07
Well thanks for that 'maryannemax'. I am wondering now, would Mylot have let it get this far if it was against the rules? Someone else said that as I posted the link and I was not getting money from it it would be okay. I don't know but I will add that I have nothing to do with this site and have no connection to it. Thanks for pointing this out, I will watch closely in future. Anyway I'm glad the web site was of use to you and we must look after our pets as I feel sure we all do on Mylot. Thanks for posting.
@winky73 (1404)
• United States
2 Feb 07
Thank you for your post.....I checked out the site and I was surprised.They are listing a lot of things that my dog likes to eat.Now I know not to give him those things anymore.....again....thank you for the post.
@Evacuee (1148)
2 Feb 07
Well if there were a site on these things for humans, and I think their might be, there would be a list of things that we should not eat..like doughnuts,...I love them...!! LOL Seriously, thanks for posting.
@crazynurse (7484)
• United States
2 Feb 07
Oh my. Thank you so much for that link. There are several items on there that we have given our dog on many occassions. Little did we know that these items were bad for the dog. I will certainly look for a similar cat list now!
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@Evacuee (1148)
2 Feb 07
Hi 'crazynurse'. Let us all know if you find one. Thanks for your input.
• United States
2 Feb 07
Wow! Thanks for the post. Alot of these I already knew, but there are many I didnt. Very interesting, something every dog owner needs to know!
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@Evacuee (1148)
2 Feb 07
I think there must be one for cat lovers too 'sublime'. I'm pleased to help.
• China
1 Feb 07
wow thanks for the information. At least now I know what should my dog have to eat.
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@Evacuee (1148)
2 Feb 07
Hi 'katie'. Thanks for your response.
@cassidy22 (2975)
• United States
1 Feb 07
Thanks for posting this! I rarely let my dogs get into anything that isn't their food, or appropriate toys. And I know not to have rhododendrons or poinsettias in the house. And chocolate, it surprises me how many people give this to their pets when it is so poisonous to them Anyhow, this is a great list, and thanks for posting it!
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@Evacuee (1148)
2 Feb 07
My pleasure 'cassidy'. I know how all we pet lovers care about our little ones. Sorry I should'nt have said that because I have friends with pet horses...!!
@rosie_123 (6116)
1 Feb 07
Thanks for the link. I always knew that chocolate was poisonous for cats, but I didn't know that it was bad for dogs as well. This makes a very interesting read.
@Evacuee (1148)
2 Feb 07
Hi friend 'Rosie' That item surprised me too. We have always given our dogs a little chocolate but with no effects I'm glad to say. I enjoy what they don't get anyway..LOL
@sandphinx (131)
1 Feb 07
thanks very informative. must admit that my dog eats just about anything exept sprouts and mushrooms
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@Evacuee (1148)
2 Feb 07
Thats funny 'sandphinx' our dog will eat anything too including sprouts,..... mushrooms we have never tried! Thanks for posting
• United States
1 Feb 07
great link, thanks for the info. I think it is always best to have caution with what you give them because you just never know what may harm them.
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@Evacuee (1148)
2 Feb 07
Well theres always something to learn 'kerjostalit' and we wouldn't want to harm our pets would we?
@nana1944 (1367)
• United States
1 Feb 07
Thank you. This site is worth checking if you have pets and love them. Mine know they are loved.
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@Evacuee (1148)
2 Feb 07
Give them a cuddle from me 'nana'.
@emeraldisle (13139)
• United States
1 Feb 07
Well I looked through that list and some of it my dogs never had a problem with. I think they are leaning on the side of caution with many of them, some way leaning on it. Yes I agree some things on there aren't good for dogs or any animals for that matter but some of the others I disagree on.
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@Evacuee (1148)
2 Feb 07
I think the people that write these items must be cautious so probably make it worse than it probably is. But I better than being wise after the fact. Thanks 'emeraldeisle'
• United States
1 Feb 07
Wow I've given my dog grapes from time to time. I'm about to stop that...this is very informative by the way. Thanks for the link.
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@Evacuee (1148)
2 Feb 07
I would never have thought grapes were harmful either. Thanks 'Justarecceptionist'
@CRiley27 (984)
• United States
1 Feb 07
Very interesting. I mean some of them were common sense, but who knew not to give dogs apples? Thanks for the info!
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@Evacuee (1148)
1 Feb 07
Glad it helped CRiley.
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
2 Feb 07
I knew about most of them, since a lot of it is common sense and if you have a dog over the years you learn the rest. What is missing is - those raw hide chews 1) They are often treated with arsenic - it will destroy your dogs liver 2) If swallowed they can become obstructions in the dogs intestines. Cow toes - also can be come obstructions.
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@Evacuee (1148)
2 Feb 07
Thanks to both of you for your comments. These things are from your own experience and must be taken notice off. Thanks to both for posting.
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
3 Feb 07
Yes, prarie dawn, I have heard the samething about the greenie treats. My information on raw hide fame from experience and from Guiding Eyes for the Blind. My dog was one of their studs. They are the ones who warned me about both rawhide and cow toes. It is shameful that vets still sell those things. You would think buying it there means it's safe.
• India
4 Feb 07
Hey ...That list Is SOOOOOOOOOOOO confusing!! I mean there are soooo many things there,even WATER !! Now,another thing i wanna know is whether the list applies to all the Breeds of Dogs or just any Specific Breed???
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@Evacuee (1148)
4 Feb 07
Search me 'cosmicstar'...!! Thats one you will have to ask the experts...sorry.
• Ireland
4 Feb 07
My dogs used to eat all the apples from the low branches on our apple trees and also all the windfalls. They never seemed to do them any harm, but just to be safe, I will now have to find a way of way of keeping them away from the apple trees. I have found out from experience about the bones, and my vet told me never to give them any type of bones, regardless of whether or not they were cooked.
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@Evacuee (1148)
4 Feb 07
Hi Alexandria. You will just have to stand there in your spare time peel them and take the core out them give them to your dogs....!! Thats when you have nothing else to do...!! The things we do for our pets.......but its nice to get a cuddle from them isn't it?
• United States
4 Feb 07
Wow, Thanks for that website. There were things on there that I never knew could be a problem. My dog has a allergy and takes medication for it. We always give her the pill with some cheese but we will have to come up with something new as cheese was on the list. The medications at this time are not doing as well for her as they should perhaps this could be part of the problem.
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@Evacuee (1148)
4 Feb 07
When our dog was a puppy we took him to training classes and the trainer there always had small pieces of cheese in his pocket to tempt the dogs to do as the were told. So perhaps he could learn from that. Thanks for posting.....
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