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Foods That Are Bad For Your Senior Dog

Posted on: October 30, 2008

Don’t give your dog raw potatoes and the ones that have the green spots are worse. Nor should you give him rhubarb or tomato leaves or tomato stems. They contain oxalates that can harm the nervous, digestive, and urinary systems. All of these foods are poisonous to your beloved pet. So avoid feeding them to him or leaving where he may get them and eat them. There are foods that aren’t toxic that are bad for your animal.

You should avoid feeding him cat food or leaving cat food where he can get to it because it’s usually too high in proteins and fats for his digestive system to handle. Though not as likely that he would be attracted to them, coffee and tea are harmful to him in a fashion like chocolate. Fat trimmings and other fats can cause pancreatitis. Hops cause elevated temperature, faster heart rate, and death. Why is unknown. It isn’t likely he’ll ingest hops, but avoid the chance for him to ingest it. There are hops in beer and it is never wise to give your pet alcohol or any other recreational drug. The effects on them can be double or triple the affects on you.

Some adult dogs may not have enough enzyme lactase to handle dairy products. This causes diarrhea. You can get lactose-free milk products made for pets. Persimmons can cause enteritis and obstruction in his intestines and peach pits cause obstructions in the digestive tract. Raw eggs stop him from absorbing biotin because of an enzyme called avidin. This causes skin and coat problems.

Kellie Rainwater is an avid dog lover. She has written several dog books. You can find her books and senior dog products that promote healthier, happier dogs in their golden years by visiting http://www.seniorcanines.com

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