Food you should NEVER give to your dog

Of course we all want to pamper and give our paw friends some of the food we are eating, but some of these food can harm them. Here is a list of dangerous food you should definitely never give to your dog.

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1. Avocado

Avocados contain a substance called persin. It’s harmless for humans who aren’t allergic. But large amounts might be toxic to dogs. If you happen to be growing avocados at home, keep your dog away from the plants.

2. Alcohol

Beer, liquor, wine, foods containing alcohol — none of it’s good for your dog. That’s because alcohol has the same effect on a dog’s liver and brain that it has on humans. But it takes far less to do its damage. Just a little can cause vomiting, diarrhea, central nervous system depression, problems with coordination, difficulty breathing, coma, even death. And the smaller the dog, the greater the effect.

3. Onions and Garlic

It can destroy a dog’s red blood cells, leading to anemia. That can happen even with the onion powder found in some baby food. Symptoms of anemia include weakness, vomiting, little interest in food, dullness, and breathlessness.

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4. Coffee, Tea and other Caffeine

Caffeine in large enough quantities can be fatal for a dog. And, there is no antidote. Symptoms of caffeine poisoning include restlessness, rapid breathing, heart palpitations, muscle tremors, fits, and bleeding. In addition to tea and coffee – including beans and grounds — caffeine can be found in cocoa, chocolate, colas, and stimulant drinks such as Red Bull. It’s also in some cold medicines and pain killers.

5. Grapes and Raisins

Grapes and raisins can cause kidney failure in dogs. And just a small amount can make a dog ill. Repeated vomiting is an early sign. Within a day, the dog will become lethargic and depressed. The best prevention is to keep grapes and raisins off counters and other places your dog can reach.

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6. Milk and Other Dairy Products

On a hot day, it may be tempting to share your ice cream cone with your dog. But if your dog could, it would thank you for not doing so. Milk and milk-based products can cause diarrhea and other digestive upset as well as set up food allergies.

7. Candy and Gum

Candy, gum, toothpaste, baked goods, and some diet foods are sweetened with xylitol. Xylitol can cause an increase in the insulin circulating through your dog’s body. That can cause your dog’s blood sugar to drop and can also cause liver failure.

8. Chocolate

The most dangerous kinds, though, are dark chocolate, chocolate mulch, and unsweetened baking chocolate. Eating chocolate, even just licking the icing bowl, can cause a dog to vomit, have diarrhea, and be excessively thirsty. It can also cause abnormal heart rhythm, tremors, seizures, and death.

9. Fat Trimmings and Bones

Table scraps often contain meat fat that a human didn’t eat and bones. Both are dangerous for dogs. Fat trimmed from meat, both cooked and uncooked, can cause pancreatitis in dogs. And, although it seems natural to give a dog a bone, a dog can choke on it. Bones can also splinter and cause an obstruction or lacerations of your dog’s digestive system. It’s best to just forget about the doggie bag.

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10. Raw Eggs

There are two problems with giving your dog raw eggs. The first is the possibility of food poisoning from bacteria like Salmonella or E. coli. The second is that an enzyme in raw eggs interferes with the absorption of a particular B vitamin. This can cause skin problems as well as problems with your dog’s coat if raw eggs are fed for a long time.

Others

Raw Meat and Fish. Salt. Sugary Foods and Drinks. Yeast Dough. Your Medicine

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What to do in case your dog eats one of these foods
It’s possible your dog can find and swallow what it shouldn’t. It’s a smart idea to always keep the number of your local vet, the closest emergency clinic, and the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center — (888) 426-4435 — where you know you can find it in an emergency. And, if you think your dog has consumed something that’s toxic, call for emergency help at once.

*Source: http://pets.webmd.com

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R.I.P Giant George

Hey! So remember I posted a while ago about Giant George…? The world’s biggest dog? Well… I just read that he passed away on October 13, last year… I know this is old news, but for me it isn’t, and maybe for some of you it isn’t either. George died one month before his 8th birthday, David and Christine Nasser said,“George passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones … We appreciate the love and support you have given Giant George over the last several years.”

Fans have posted their condolences on Giant George’s Facebook page.

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Dear Followers

I am back! I am sorry I have been absent, summer was crazy and busy. But I will start posting new cool stuff about our doggy friends! Hope you keep reading. 

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 Meanwhile, here is a picture of my dog Malibu! He feels like the king of the house… oh wait, he is the king of the house! He is the best company I could ever ask for. He is always there for me even when I am ugly crying, or start talking crazy stuff, he just likes to give me “the look” like saying “you’re such a nutcase but I love you”.

 

Giant George: World’s Biggest Dog

George was born on November 17, 2005, and has been owned by David Nasser since he was 7 weeks old.George was the World’s Biggest Dog and was officially verified by Guinness World Records on February 15, 2010 as the World’s Tallest Dog.

ImageThere were originally conflicting media reports regarding his height, but the official measurement showed that he was three-quarters of an inch taller than the previous record holder.

*Source: Wikipedia

4 of the smallest dog breeds

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1* Chihuahua

The smallest dog breed in the world and perhaps the most recognizable (and my personal favorite).

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2* Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise translates to ‘curly lap dog’ in French. Descending from the Water Spaniel and Standard Poodle, these dogs typically weigh between 10 and 20 pounds.

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3* Papillon

Weighing between 6 and 7 pounds, Papillons get their name from the butterfly-like look of the long and fringed hair on the ears. These dogs are quite intelligent and self-assured, but can be reserved around people they do not know.

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4* Yorkshire Terrier

Not only is the Yorkshire Terrier one of the smallest dog breeds in the world, they are one of the cutest. A perfect fit in a household where he will be the only dog, Yorkies are dependable, caring, and an excellent watch dog.

*Source: Curiosity Aroused

Some facts about dogs

 

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#1 Service dogs are trained to know when they are on duty. When their harness is on, they know it’s business time. When you take it off, the pups immediately become playful and energetic.

 

 

 

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#2  Dogs don’t enjoy being hugged as much as humans and other primates. Canines interpret putting a limb over another animal as a sign of dominance.

 

 

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#3 Some stray Russian dogs have figured out how to use the subway system in order to travel to more populated areas in search of food.

 

 

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#4  Dogs are capable of understanding up to 250 words and gestures, can count up to five and can perform simple mathematical calculations. The average dog is as intelligent as a two-year-old child.

 

 

 

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#5 The wetness of a dog’s nose is essential for determining what direction a smell is coming from.

 

 

 

*For more cool facts about dogs click here.