Offering Support and Training for your
American Eskimo Dog
KNOW YOUR POISONS
Dogs have a different metabolism than humans which is why certain foods that
Chocolate contains caffeine and theobromine, two different types of
stimulants that affect the central nervous system and the heart muscle, as well
as increasing the frequency of urination.  
Grapes and Raisins are known to cause kidney failure in dogs (read more).
Onions and Garlic ingested on an infrequent basis may not be harmful, but
regular daily doses are likely to be toxic to dogs by causing damage to red
blood cells.  Some dogs are especially sensitive and react severely to even a
one-time dose.
Sugar Free Gum contains xylitol, a sugar alcohol that can cause a dangerous
surge of insulin.  At higher doses, xylitol is believed toxic to the canine liver.
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poisonous to pets.  The Humane Society of the United States has a long list of
plants that may produce a toxic reaction in animals.  Some that surprised me
were apple seeds, Azalea plant, Buttercup plant, Daffodil bulbs, English Ivy,
Lily of the Valley, Morning Glory seeds and roots, Narcissus bulbs and
Rhododendron leaves.  And for the cat owners, the entire Day Lily and Easter
Lily plant is toxic to cats.  
ANTIFREEZE
Antifreeze that contains ethylene glycol has a sweet taste that attracts animals
but is deadly if consumed in even small quantities; one teaspoon can kill a
seven-pound cat. The HSUS recommends pet owners use a safe antifreeze in
their vehicles. Look for antifreeze that contains propylene glycol, which is safe