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Canine Food and Nutrition

People Foods: Are They Safe?

Some people foods are OK for dogs. Consult a Yankee Hill staff member before feeding your dog any people food.

Foods to keep away from your dog:

  • NutritionImage.jpgSweets: Under any circumstances, DO NOT let your dog eat chocolate. The chemical theobromine contained in chocolate is toxic to canines and even in small amounts can prove to be fatal.
  • Uncooked red meat and bones: Uncooked meats may contain harmful bacteria, parasites, and cysts, which may make your dog sick. Bones may be dangerous because they can splinter and puncture your dog’s gastrointestinal tract.
  • Chicken and turkey bones are a potential hazard for your pooch. These small bones can splinter and puncture the stomach or intestines, or cause choking.
  • Grapes and raisins can be toxic to canines if eaten in large amounts.
  • Onions and garlic can cause anemia in dogs.

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