Summer Treats for Fido
Summer is a great time for delicious fruits and vegetables, not only for us but for our dogs as well. Below is a list of safe and unsafe edible delights for Fido.
Fruits safe for pet’s consumption:
Berries – blueberries, strawberries, raspberries
Melons – cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon
Not safe: Grapes and raisin! These are toxic to your cats and dogs, and can cause kidney damage in them. Best to avoid citrus fruits like lemon, lime, grapefruit and persimmon too as these fruits can cause upset stomach.
Vegetables safe for pet’s consumption:
Not safe: Onions and garlic! These are toxic in all forms – cooked, raw, and powdered. It can cause damage to your pet’s red blood cells which may eventually burst and lead to life-threatening issues. Also to avoid wild mushrooms and corn.
Source: PetMD, Trupanion