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What not to feed your dog

By | source: Sep 2nd, 2012

Most people can say that at some point in their lives they’ve owned a pet. With that in mind I can comfortably say that I haven’t had any pets in a long time, but that lately I’ve been seriously considering getting a dog. As I indicated in last week’s post, I personally think that dogs are some of the best pets that people can own; they’re loyal and they’re always happy to see you. Plus, if you know the basics of dog-care they’re not hard to take care of.

With how much crazy stuff dogs seem to regularly eat, it’s hard to imagine that some of the most seemingly harmless foods can give a dog so much trouble. I even knew of a friend’s dog growing up who ate things that included (but were not limited to) lemons, shoes, and even a cigar!

Specifically concerning a dog’s diet, today’s infographic from sfist.com shows the reader what types of food dog owners should keep away from their dogs in order to keep them healthy. For instance, it’s common knowledge that dogs should stay away from chocolate and other cocoa-derived products, but I had no idea that onions and avocado could be dangerous for dogs, too.

For more info on foods that could be harmful to your dog, refer to the infographic below. [Via]

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