Summertime is in full swing and it’s a dog’s favorite season! Why, you ask?  Well, between hot dogs that roll off the grill, that ice cream cone that little Susie dropped on the ground, and all of those soft touches…we mean friends…that can’t resist Fido’s begging puppy dog eyes at the barbecue, summer means a potential doggie smorgasbord!

By and large the odd dropped hot dog or ice cream cone isn’t going to hurt our furry friends, it’s kind of the dog equivalent of scarfing down a candy bar.  You know, don’t make a habit of it but if Susie drops that ice cream and Fido gets to it first he’ll probably be fine (unless he has trouble with dairy and then you’re on your own, friend)!  However, dogs aren’t exactly known for their discerning palettes and a few of the foods that Fido might get into could hurt him.  That’s why our friends at Station Chrysler came up with a list of dangerous foods for dogs that you can use to help make sure that you take special care to keep harmful foods away from hungry doggie mouths. In fact, you might even want to print this and stick it to your refrigerator.

If your pet ingests one of these dangerous foods give your vet a call or, if it’s an emergency you can try the Animal Poison Hotline at 1-888-232-8870.  They charge $35.00 per incident but are available 24/7.

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