❌Do not feed:
📌Cooked bones - they can splinter
📌Corn on the cob - the cob cannot be digested
📌Grapes & Raisins - we don't know why some dogs can eat them and be fine and some dogs get sick
📌Onion family except Garlic - disulfides and thiosulphates they contain are toxic to dogs, Garlic however is considered safe is regular feeding amounts.
📌Macadamia nuts - - we don't know why some dogs can eat them and be fine and some dogs get sick
📌Xylitol causes blood sugars to drop fast and larger amounts lead to liver failure.
✅Foods you can feed that you are often told you can't:
🆗Avocados - misunderstandings of previously released information have lead to people believing they are toxic, however in 2012, Procter & Gamble did their own study and put this myth to bed, they ground up the entire avocado including skin, flesh and pit and fed it to dogs over a period of time, none got sick. Take a common sense approach and feed dogs the same part of the avo that you eat, the pit could be a choking hazard.
🆗Mushrooms - this misunderstanding came about because dogs got sick from eating wild mushrooms. Take a common sense approach and only fed your dogs mushrooms that you eat yourself from the store. Heat the mushrooms to release their medicinal properties.
🆗Garlic - this misunderstanding came about because a study showed that Garlic caused Heinz anemia in dogs but what some people didn't understand is that they used an extract not a whole food that would have equated to around 20 cloves of garlic per day! This study's quality was highly criticized, it lacked much data.
In 2008, the National Research Council with limited info available suggested a safe amount of garlic powder or oil should not exceed 0.1% of the dog’s diet (one tenth of a gram in 3.5 ounces of food) and slightly less for cats, about the equivalent to one small clove of garlic.