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Five Forbidden Foods You Shouldn’t Feed Your Furry Friends

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We know we’re not supposed to feed our dogs table scraps, but so many of us do it anyway. But there are five specific things you really need to be concerned about, some even veterinarians didn’t know about until recently. Elaine Francolino is like the millions of Americans who are plain wild about their dogs.

One night after bible study at church, she gave her two Border Collie-Cocker Spaniel mixes a little dish of leftover blueberry cobbler with a spoonful of yogurt.

“Not thinking, because I usually used frozen blueberries. I put in on top of a little bit of yogurt and I put it on the floor and they took a lick and I thought ‘Oh my God. Oh my God,’” Francolino says.

She had sweetened the blueberries with Xylitol, an artificial sweetener that’s gaining popularity as a sugar alternative. It’s something Veterinarian Dr. Mike Hutchinson says dogs should never eat.  (…and raisins, grapes, chocolate and onions.)

Continue reading this article here from KDKA in Pittsburgh.

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