2017-09-26 / Front Page

Why table scraps are bad for dogs

If your dog eats leftovers as part of your post-dinner ritual, it’s time to start a new tradition.

Oily and fatty foods are often found on our tables and can lead to severe dog health problems such as diarrhea, vomiting and pancreatitis. Even worse are several people foods that are highly toxic to animals.

Onions and foods prepared with them can be unsafe and should never be given to them. Also, some dogs that are constantly fed table scraps may become dependent on them, and refuse to eat regular dog food.

Never feed Fido junk foods such as fries, potato chips, leftover pizza, or candies. Just give them treats that are made for dogs.

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