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Football Fun Can mean Sickness for Your Dog

by on September 15, 2016 - Leave a Comment

There’s nothing more fun than Game Day get-togethers with friends and family, including those of the 4-legged kind. For the football fanatic, even the family pooch gets a game jersey! Whether you’re the party host or attendee, if your dog will be present, so be watchful of the party food that you or your friends could mistakenly be making available to him/her. Dogs noses are like radar when it comes to food, and they don’t know what’s good or bad for them.

Dogs waiting for football party food to be dropped

While many of these foods are not going to kill your dog, they can certainly make them ill. If you haven’t experienced it before, it’s scary being woken up in the middle of the night to the sounds of a dog vomiting. So we’ve comprised a list of some of the more common party foods so you can keep a watchful eye on your pooch whole others eyes are on the game score, and sleep peacefully knowing you’ve kept your dog safe from sickness after the party is over.

  • • Onion Rings or foods with onions, onion powder.
  • • Pizza, sauces, appetizers with heavy garlic or spices.
  • • Avocado
  • • Beer or alcohol (because of their size in comparison to humans, lapping up a glass of beer will surely make the two of you miserable the next day).
  • • Raisins and grapes
  • • Macadamia Nuts
  • • Candy or gum. Xylitol is the killer ingredient in these foods. This on is one of the most dangerous to dogs.
  • • Chocolate of any kind. The more condensed (e.g., cocoa powder) the more dangerous.

Be sure to give a friendly reminder to your guests about these foods too – those adorable begging puppy eyes can melt the hearts of most people. If they know the dangers, you’ll have help that will help ease your worry and ensure that everyone has a great time on game day.

For a complete list of foods that are harmful to canines, visit The Canine Journal, or the American Veterinarian Medical Association.

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