Markham Veterinarian Wonders: Are Your Dog’s Snacks Safe?

Some common foods are poisonous for dogs

We often discuss during our examinations what owners can give to their dogs safely and what is causing harm. Veterinarians in Markham see many pets who are ill, because they ingested foods that are harmful. The symptoms include: vomiting, diarrhea, inappetence, lethargy, but could also just show elevated liver values on blood tests, urine problems, or a pet that is just “off”.

Many dogs are being fed snacks that are healthy and safe for people, but not for canines. Remember, dogs are genetically quite different from humans and may not tolerate what we eat.

Here is a list:

Sincerely,

Your Careteam

Practicing Veterinary Medicine in Markham for a Long and Happy Life of ALL Your Pets.

Animal Hospital of Unionville, a veterinary clinic on the north side of  Hwy 7, serving all pets in Markham, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, Stouffville, and North York since 1966. We are your family vets for dogs, cats, pocket pets (rabbits, chinchillas, gerbils, mice, rats, hamsters, guinea pigs, skinny pigs, etc.), ferrets, and birds (budgies, cockatiel, parrots, amazon, cockatoo, love birds, conures, African greys, finches, canaries, etc.).

Disclaimer: No part of this website constitutes medical advice. Readers are advised to consult with their veterinarian.

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