I remember awhile back reading that grapes were dangerous to dogs, but I can't remember why. Are there any other fruits we should be careful of?
I'm not sure of what else may be toxic to dogs, other than grapes.
I do know that apples and bananas are okay. We give these to Larry all the time, and he loves them!
Grapes, raisins, onions, and chocolate are all no-nos for dogs.
Shadow will eat almost any fruit or vegetable except for citrus fruit - she will not eat orange sections and I haven't bothered to try her with grapefruit, lemons, or limes. She'll sit and drool while I am cutting up things like pineapple and watermelon, waiting for her pieces, or if I am eating an apple she waits for the core. : Our neighbors have a dwarf apple tree that is on the part of their lot that meets our lot - and it is not fenced. Shadow steals the apples right off the tree, and cleans up every one that falls to the ground.
Jackie, Champ, and Buddy
That's exactly why I needed to revisit the question. I was cutting up a pineapple yesterday and Toby was sitting there dying for a bite! So far the only fruit he hasn't liked was an orange section, and right before I gave him a grape I remembered the advice from here, so he hasn't had any of those.
Thanks for your help!
Most fruits are ok (except the grapes) however be aware that the pits/seeds are toxic. For instance seeds of an apple are, as well as, peach pits.
Oh no! Why are grapes a no-no (sorry if it has been discussed before, we are new to the forum). I have never heard this before and our dog LOVES grapes. When I am eating them he can tell and he won't leave me alone. He has never had any reactions to them. He'll eat anything - any fruit, veggie, oh anything.....
One or two grapes won't hurt him but a pound can kill him if not attended to by a vet. I'm not sure exactly what happens but I know someone on here had a very close encounter with them when their lab counter surfed a bunch off the counter.
I also think I was told that Grapefruit was bad for them but I don't remember where I heard it from so it may not be
I didn't realize grapes were off limits either! We've given CoCo a couple of grapes here and there, but nothing substantial. That's gonna stop now!
~Jo & CoCo
Here is some information from the Humane Society website- they have an Animal Poison Control organization that is pretty well-known.
The following foods may be dangerous to your pet:
Avocados—toxic to birds, mice, rabbits, horses, cattle, and dairy goats
Candy (particularly chocolate, which is toxic to dogs, cats, and ferrets, and any candy containing the sweetener Xylitol)
Coffee (grounds, beans, chocolate covered espresso beans)
Hops (used in home beer brewing)
Onions and onion powder
Potato leaves and stems (green parts)
Tomato leaves and stems (green parts)
Sources: ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center, The Toronto Humane Society, and St. John's Poison Resource Center
For Poisonous Plants:
~Julie, Rogue, Monty, and Eddy~
"The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue." -Anon
Thanks so much for that list!