Dr. Joe Wakshlag, D.V.M., Ph.D. http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1259/all en 3 Healthy Foods to Avoid Feeding Dogs http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/food_news/3_healthy_foods_to_avoid_feeding_dogs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Are there foods that are good for humans that are not good for dogs? </div> </div> </div> <p>While dark chocolate may be heart-healthy for humans, it’s the most toxic food a dog can eat. Chocolate contains theobromine, a compound that we can break down but dogs can’t, causing them heart problems, seizures and sometimes death. Onions—along with garlic and chives—contain a chemical that breaks down red blood cells in dogs and cats, causing anemia. The toxic effect is the same whether the onion is cooked, raw or even in flakes or powder. Lastly, too many grapes (or raisins) can also be deadly to dogs since grapes can cause kidney failure, though no one knows exactly why.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dr. Joe Wakshlag, D.V.M., Ph.D. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Find out which human foods are poisonous for dogs. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-standard"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="310" height="310" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/MCL_101835246.jpg?1355343690" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> January/February 2013 </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle1"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Related Articles </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/food_news_origins/food_news/what_to_feed_your_pet">What to Feed Your Pet</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_exercise_tips/can_your_dog_really_help_you_lose_weight">Can Your Dog Really Help You Lose Weight?</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/pets_of_eatingwell">Pets of EatingWell</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/food_news/3_healthy_foods_to_avoid_feeding_dogs#comments Dr. Joe Wakshlag, D.V.M., Ph.D. January/February 2013 Food News & Origins - Food News Wed, 12 Dec 2012 19:34:54 +0000 Sarah Hoff 204576 at http://www.eatingwell.com