Common Foods Harmful To Your Pet

Dachshund Complete Profile
Key Facts:

Size: Small - medium
Height: Standard variety: 22 cm (9 in) Miniature .....
You may be surprised to find out which common foods we use almost daily can be harmful to your pet. It is important that you keep these foods away from your pet to ensure that they remain healthy and well. The challenge, of course, is to 'pet-proof' your home, family, children or guests, to ensure that these foods are not made accessible to your pet. If your household is like mine, that can be a challenge from time to time! Here is a list of potentially harmful, but commonly used foods, to your pet:

'Alcoholic beverages
'Apple seeds
'Apricot pits
'Cherry pits
'Chocolate (all kinds)
'Coffee (all kinds)
'Grapes (recently found to contribute to kidney failure)
A Fundamental Dog Training Concept You Must Understand
I moved into a new house about 14 days ago.

The funny thing about this house is that--when you .....

'Hops (used in home beer brewing)
'Macadamia nuts
'Moldy foods
'Mushroom plants
'Mustard seeds
'Onions and onion powder
Choosing Dog Tags For Your Canine
Remember when you first met your dog' He was fresh and new, and you were just getting to know each other. .....
'Peach pits
'Potato leaves and stems (green parts)
'Rhubarb leaves
She's Trying To Stop Her Jack Russell Terrier From Sleeping
A Jack Russell Terrier owner e-mailed me with the following question: "My boyfriend has allowed his wonderful, very well-behaved Jack Russell, .....
'Tea (caffeinated)
'Tomato leaves and stems (green parts)
Protecting The Smallest Member Of Your Family
Let's face it ' Fido and Fluffy are an important part of your family. Do you want to have to .....
'Yeast dough

As a dog owner, after learning that my pet has consumed some sort of commonly used food or product in my household, have wondered what it's potential for harm or toxicity might be, this list helps to resolve some of the mystery. There are numerous Internet resources with more information about harmful foods or plants, but these should not be consulted if your pet has already eaten something potentially harmful. It is important that if you find your pet has consumed something harmful that you contact your veterinarian or animal emergency services as quickly as possible to get instructions and care where needed.

Publishing Rights: You have permission to publish this article electronically, in print, in your ebook or on your website, free of charge, as long as the author's information and web link are included at the bottom of the article and the article is not changed, modified or altered in any way. The web link should be active when the article is reprinted on a web site or in an email. The author would appreciate an email indicating you wish to post this article to a website, and the link to where it is posted. Copyright 2005, Michele Webb. All Rights Reserved.

About the Author

The author manages five websites and eCommerce businesses and is a member of a number of organizations for women Netpreneurs and business owners. She lives in Las Vegas, Nevada USA with her two Australian Shepherd dogs. You can contact Michele at mailto: or visit her websites at:,,, or