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Old 05-08-2004, 02:20 PM   #1
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Dangerous for Dogs?

I received an email message today from a member of our Unit. It told about the threat to dogs from a household-cleaning product. I went to http://www.snopes.com/ and checked it out. Of course, it turned out to be a false urban legend.

But while I was snooping around at snopes, I did find a TRUE disturbing report. As few as 7 grapes or raisins can be fatal for dogs. They lead to renal failure, and a very unpleasant end for our furry friends.

I knew about the dangers of chocolate and onions. But I wasn't aware of the threat from grapes, raisins, cocoa mulch, and macadamia nuts. I've fed my dogs an occasional grape and used cocoa mulch in my gardens. I've been very lucky so far.

Here are links to the grapes and raisins and cocoa mulch articles.
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Wow! Thanks a million. I didn't know about the raisins. I'll follow the links and get the whole story. Linda
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I saw that too. I've given Alki grapes since she was a pup - she holds them between her paws and peels them. Who knew they were dangerous? Good thing I don't buy them all that often. One more thing to put on the list of stuff she can't have!
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Many thanks. Just gave each poodle their own clover of garlic today. I've seen garlic as an ingrediant in some treats.
The poodles thank you also.
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Garlic? Doesn't their breath smell bad enough as it is
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Old 05-09-2004, 07:31 AM   #6
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ASPCA resources for animal toxins

ASPCA Toxic Plant List

ASPCA "Poison Proof Your Home"

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Great, I see the only houseplant I have that I know the name of is on there. Guess the Chinese Evergreen ought to go. I find it's difficult to get exact names of plants when you're shopping, to be sure you don't bring home something poisonous. A lot of times they are just labeled something generic like 'small house plant' and you're left to figure it out on your own.

One year I planted foxglove, then found out it was poisonous. I pulled it all out, and every year since it keeps coming back, and I keep pulling it out.

Another time I bought a water cabbage for the pond. I set it in the water and went inside to look it up on the poisonous plant list. By the time I found it was irritating if eaten, I went outside and found Alki had already pulled it out of the pond and shredded it - something she's never done before, and was heaving it back up on the lawn!

Well, I TRY to keep her safe, really I do! Thanks for the links.
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Garlic...

Mmmm.....I wonder if I put some Garlic in the other end...He may jus smell a little sweeter...LOL...Bless Him....No, No, Don't laugh...2day was a BAD day 4 our Toby...Some *"+~^"<=* had cut their garden hedge fence, & left a lot of mess on the path, Toby got a thorn in both back paws....at the same time, poor little puppy, Luckily I got them out all in tact, I rubbed it with his special puppy lotion, but I guess it was the Puppy Biscuits that realy cured him, + a few cuddles, naturaly...Chris.....
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Aww, poor little guy. At least you rescued him from the thorns! Puppy biscuits make everything better
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Fine 'em..

Hi Stefrobrts...
Mmmm, personaly, I think the people who neglect 2 clean up after themselves, SHOULD b made 2 pay the VETS BILLS, if the worse happens....
There MUST B something very SPECIAL in those Puppy biscuits, I keep on tryin 'em...I don't feel any different...maybe a little " BARKIN MAD " lol, well I R from England...& one kns what's said abt Mad dogs an English Man...& all that jazz...
Hope U doin fine 2day, goes 4 ALL U 2...Take care...Chris.....
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I R Gr8! So R my dogs!

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