June 18, 2012 Subscribe

Toxic Foods and a Heavy Heart

Most people know that chocolate and dogs don’t mix, but the list of foods we enjoy that are toxic to our dogs includes some very common kitchen ingredients. Senior Editor Christi McDonald reviews some of the familiar foods that can cause life-threatening reactions when ingested by dogs, and reminds readers to call a veterinarian if poisoning is suspected. Know the symptoms to look for and learn how to contact the Animal Poison Control Center in an emergency.

DFR blogger Kayla Bertagnolli has been thinking about old dogs lately. As she observes those around her managing the care of their seniors, her eyes have been opened – even as her heart has grown heavy. Find out how she plans to face the inevitable with her own pack of aging hounds.

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Editor in Chief

Warning: These Foods May Be Toxic For Your Dog
By Christi McDonald

Everyone knows there are certain things that you should never feed your dog. Dogs and chocolate don’t mix, because chocolate contains theobromine, a substance that can cause a rapid heart rate and central nervous stimulation, possibly leading to seizures and even death. Most people know that dogs should never eat cooked bones because they can splinter and lodge in or even lacerate a dog’s throat or digestive tract. more

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