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7 Fruits & Veggies That Are Harmful To Dogs

iHeartDogs is reader-supported. When you buy via links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. Fresh produce is usually considered to be a healthy part of the diet, and the same can be true for our four-legged friends. We love sharing snacks with them, especially if we know that they’re wholesome, but it’s first important to know which foods to avoid giving to our pets. Aside from willingly treating our dogs to a … Read more

10 Most Toxic Foods For Pets

iHeartDogs is reader-supported. When you buy via links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. When it comes to viral videos, they say that kids, cats and dogs rule the internet, and as parents, we’ll do anything to keep them safe. With all the buzz online about byproducts in processed pet foods and toxins contained in treats imported from overseas, it seems that a day rarely goes by that we don’t see headlines about … Read more

10 Human Foods That Are Dangerous For Dogs

iHeartDogs is reader-supported. When you buy via links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. There are plenty of foods beneficial to humans that can actually harm our dogs, and it’s important to know what these are. While some are quite obvious, others might not be so straightforward. To get an idea of some of the dangerous foods and drinks that people consume, check out our list below. #1 – Stone Fruit … Read more

Woman Discovers Her Dog’s Strange Behavior Is From Meth & Cocaine Poisoning

Seeing your dog suffer is every pet parent’s worst nightmare, but what if you found out that their symptoms were the result of ingesting meth and cocaine? That’s what happened to Jen O’Brien’s 2-year-old Boxer, named Allie, who hadn’t left the house or yard that day. When Allie started acting strangely, her parents rushed her to the vet, where a urine analysis determined that she had toxic levels of meth, cocaine and amphetamines in her system. Puzzled as to where the substances could have … Read more

Pup Parent Warns Others Of The Toxic Seeds That Nearly Killed Her Dog

This post was first shared April 2018. Easter almost turned tragic for dog mom Sharon Newton when her Chihuahua started nibbling on a toxic seed. During an Easter egg hunt, the pooch, named Max, ate a seed from a sago palm that was in the family’s yard. Three hours after ingesting it, the pup started throwing up and was rushed to the emergency vet.   In a story by KTRK, Dr. Diane Wilkie explains that the walnut-sized seeds (or beans) … Read more

2 Dogs Die, 4 Become Ill From Poisonous Mushrooms

Spring is in the air, and along with milder temperatures and fresh blooms, pet parents should be aware that some of the season’s new growth may also be poisonous for their pets. In Wake County, North Carolina, a dog mom of six is mourning the tragic loss of two of her pups after they all ingested poisonous mushrooms from her yard.   Janna Joyner, who works at a nonprofit group that fosters dogs, came home to find four of her … Read more

Family Dogs Nearly Sacrifice Their Lives Guarding 2 Toddlers From Poisonous Snake

Dogs may be the most selfless beings on Earth, and this story proves that they’d take a bullet for the ones that they love – or in this case, a snake bite. Pups Slayer and Paco, who belong to Melissa Butt, were in their Florida backyard with Butt’s two grandkids, ages four and one. The dogs suddenly became fixated on something in the grass, and refused to come when called, which is uncharacteristic, according to Butt.   As it turned … Read more

14 Common Plants That Are Toxic To Dogs

Whether you’re a gardener or enjoy having fresh flowers in your house, if you live with animals, you should be aware of the plants around them. Make sure that any vegetation they may come in contact with – whether in your yard, on a walk, or in a vase – is non-toxic to them. Here are 14 common plants that are toxic to dogs, based on information provided by the ASPCA. The list below is by no means exhaustive, and you can view … Read more

Warning: This Type Of Garden Mulch Can Poison Your Dog Or Cat

While mulch is not meant to be ingested, some dogs still love chewing on the wood chips. One particular type of mulch can be especially poisonous to dogs (and cats): the kind made from the shells of cocoa beans. According to the National Capital Poison Control Center: Cocoa bean mulch contains theobromine and caffeine, just like chocolate. These chemicals are poisonous to dogs. Dogs who swallow cocoa bean mulch could have vomiting, diarrhea, a very fast heart rate, tremors and … Read more

15 Sneaky Household Toxins To Keep Out Of Your Dog’s Reach

You know that certain”people” foods can be toxic to dogs, but what about other items you may have in your cabinets, garage, or yard? You wouldn’t think they’d want to consume things like laundry detergent or kerosene, but it only takes one time for your pup’s curiosity to potentially turn deadly. You can’t watch them every second, so always keep these products safely tucked away from prying paws! Dr. Kristen Vance, veterinarian and owner of Homeward Bound Mobile Vet shared 15 common household items that are … Read more