Kona is part of the family. When I have a bad day at work, I know that coming home to her will make my day better. When I am sick, I know that I have a first rate cuddle buddy. When I feel like some fresh air, I always have a friend to walk with. Having a dog is a lot of work, but the amount of happiness it gives me is repayment and much more. I often feel as though I get more out of it then Kona, she’s so sweet and easy to please and all I have to do is feed and walk her. I can’t believe that there was a time in my life where I didn’t have a dog, now that I have Kona I honestly can’t see a point in my future where I won’t have one.
Naturally part of pet ownership is managing the overall well-being of your animal, and this includes what they eat. When I adopted Kona her food quality was a top concern for me, and I put a lot of time and effort into figuring out what was best for her. I came to the conclusion that I’d feed her a high quality, local kibble but make her treats myself. Since I tend to get creative in the kitchen, I wanted to make sure that I didn’t accidentally poison my little fur baby. This lead me to do some research on foods that can be toxic for dogs. The list that you see below is of some common foods that might be harmful to your dog. Some of these products could just cause tummy problems (and a big mess for you), others are poisonous and can be fatal. Each dog is different, some dogs will have allergies or sensitivities that aren’t on this list. For example, much to Kona's dismay she can’t eat pork. If you have any questions about what is best to feed your furry friend have a chat with your vet, they’ll know best.
Unsafe Foods for Dogs
Nuts (excluding peanuts, they’re actually a legume and are safe)
Raw Yeast Dough
Xylitol (a sweetener found in processed foods)