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what can my chow NOT eat

Post by tsmart » Sat Apr 21, 2007 1:13 pm

I would like to know what is not good for my puppy to eat. I know chocolate is bad for them, but she will eat anything. She even likes sunflower seeds. I appreciate any help I can get.

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Post by sit_by_the_beach » Sat Apr 21, 2007 1:30 pm

Here's a link to a list of foods to avoid in dogs,

http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm ... cleid=1030
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Post by bama » Sat Apr 21, 2007 5:35 pm

My suggestion is to feed a home made diet, see the recipes.
The Bama Burgers are a complete and whole diet regime if supplemented with a raw bone each day.

If you are looking for commercial dry dog food, I would recommend Solid Gold. Here is a link to Solid Gold and their claim.

http://solidgoldhealth.com/news/
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Re: what can my chow NOT eat

Post by bama » Sat Apr 21, 2007 5:41 pm

tsmart wrote:I would like to know what is not good for my puppy to eat. I know chocolate is bad for them, but she will eat anything. She even likes sunflower seeds. I appreciate any help I can get.

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Karin has a the best idea, directing you to a website.
For a quick view, here are a few things to avoid.

Chocolate
raisins
grapes
onions
There are a few more, but these are the most commonly
ill-fed foods to dogs.
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Post by Jeff&Peks » Sat Apr 21, 2007 6:46 pm

Just to add:

Plastic
Rubber
Paper
Cardboard

Kids toys:

Lego's
Tinker toys
Lincoln logs
Small rubber balls
small plastic cars
Toys from a happy meal (has the scent of burger on it)

Chow Stuff:

Nothing from Wal-mart
Supermarket treats and food
Pigs ears
Porkbones
Iams Dog food
Diamond dog food
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Post by Victory » Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:36 am

Ivy. You want to keep them away from all forms of Ivy, or at least prevent them from eating it.

There are other plants as well.

http://www.dogpack.com/health/poisonplants.htm
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Post by cheriekynb » Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:50 am

[quote="Jeff&Peks"]Just to add:
Plastic - OH NO!! I gave him plastic TEETHING keys! Ok, I took them away because he started chewing off bits and spitting them out all over the floor!
Paper - ARGH!! Sid will HUNT down, napkins, TP, receipts... I'm ALWAYS pulling that crap out of his mouth!

Kids toys: uh oh, does that mean no more stuffed animals?

Small rubber balls - POPS THEM! He's lost more tennis balls that way..
Toys from a happy meal (has the scent of burger on it) - oh my, GUILTY! When he was about a month or so, that was his favorite toy. :( I stopped though.

Chow Stuff:

Nothing from Wal-mart
Supermarket treats
Pigs ears

I'm a bad MOMMA!! Ok, ICE CREAM it is.
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Post by Jeff&Peks » Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:19 am

I'm just talking about eating and swallowing the toy, if your Chow isn't chewing and eating the kids toys that's fine but Pekoe gets a hold of some of the small rubber and plastic toys laying around and thinks its lunch. I have bought her every rubber and plastic chew toy they have at pet-smart but she won't touch them.

She may just be chewing on them and not eating them, she might just be trying to distroy any sign of Conner being around but when I see small pieces on the ground I don't trust her.

Pigs ears, I've always heard those are dangerouse but alot of people give them to thier Chows. I'm not a great treat giver, Pekoe gets maybe one or two treats a month (frosty Paws) other then that food only.
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Post by cheriekynb » Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:26 am

Oh, ok, that makes me feel better. No, Sid doesn't actually swallow the bits, not even paper. He wads THAT up and spits it out on the floor. ARGH!

The plastic teething keys were actually made for a pet. I was surprised that something made for a dog got destroyed so easily!

As far as treats go.. Sid is a cookie and treat PIG! The Vet says "NO WONDER he won't eat his food".. GUILTY GUILTY GUILTY!! :oops:

He won't eat pig ears any more, he THROWS them at me so I'll toss them across the room. SO FUNNY!
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Post by Layla » Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:37 am

Were those plastic keys made by Nylabone Cheri? If so I can sympathise as Millie was bought those & a puppy bone by Nylabone and destroyed them both (she was only 12 weeks old!) I had to show the packaging of the bone to DH to prove that it was not supposed to be edible.... she'd eaten half of it :shock: Millie can destroy a 10 inch bully stick in 6 hours now she has adult teeth :roll:
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Post by cheriekynb » Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:47 am

Layla, YES, that's exactly the brand! I was AMAZED! Who invents these things? Who manufactures them? Who TESTS them?
I tried to switch to one of those KONG toys. You know, the one's you put a special "biscuit?" and it's supposed to keep Sid occupied for a while? WHAT EVA!! LOL.. Sid holds it like a baby holds it's bottle and can get the biscuit out in less then 5 minutes. Yes, I timed it one day! LOL :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by Layla » Sun Apr 22, 2007 5:38 pm

Yeah, i gave up on the Kong things as well. Big con, lasts less than an empty tub of peanut butter...... Gave mine to the local shelter :wink:
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Post by cheriekynb » Sun Apr 22, 2007 6:14 pm

LOL, I gave mine away too! :)
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Post by Salandra » Sun Apr 22, 2007 8:32 pm

I'm pretty positive that all the dog toys and chews on the market are designed for normal dogs NOT Chows! Jazzys favorite toy is the 3 socks tied together that we play tug with :lol:

I give my kids greenies, omega 3 sticks, and glucosamine chews, but also give rawhide chews and biscuits but not often. I stopped giving pig ears and other splintery chews when Jaz got a bit stuck in her throat. Scared the crap out of me
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Post by Layla » Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:54 pm

I gave up on expensive treats. i will get her a 'moo' or 'red barn' bully stick if i'm out for the day, or want her occupied but apart from that Millie will spend longer trying to get the last little bits of peanut butter out of the tub. Ditto cottage cheese, yogurt, milk cartons etc etc. Much more value on those :wink:
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Post by cheriekynb » Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:32 am

Layla, that is SUCH a good idea! Doesn't Millie try to EAT the container though? I'll have to try it and see what Sid does.
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Post by Layla » Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:50 pm

Millie will give anthing a good go, I just monitor her and remove it once I reckon it's getting unsafe. Millie is on a form of NILIF training so I only have 1-2 toys out at any time. So, these count as one whilst she's playing with it :)
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Post by Salandra » Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:00 am

Thats a good idea Layla. Jaz will spend a long time tearing a box apart and seems to enjoy it, where a chew is gone and she wants another and another and another. I never thought of a food container. :wall:

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Post by sit_by_the_beach » Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:55 am

I was going to buy a kong for my chow. I didn't because it smelled rubbery. I don't want to put food in something that smells like an old tire. They cost $15 here in Canada.
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Post by monicaxyz » Tue Apr 24, 2007 6:36 am

regarding the kongs, if you fill them with a few treats then plug up the hole with peanut butter, then freeze, it works very well.

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Post by cheriekynb » Tue Apr 24, 2007 5:07 pm

Layla wrote:Millie will give anthing a good go, I just monitor her and remove it once I reckon it's getting unsafe. Millie is on a form of NILIF training so I only have 1-2 toys out at any time. So, these count as one whilst she's playing with it :)
:roll: :oops: Layla, what is NILIF???
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Post by Layla » Tue Apr 24, 2007 5:48 pm

Nothing In Life is Free... Search for it & you'll get loads on it. If not, pm me and I'll send you the stuff :D
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Post by cheriekynb » Tue Apr 24, 2007 6:16 pm

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Post by tsmart » Thu Apr 26, 2007 9:43 am

Thanks for all the great advice. The solid gold food sounds like the best thing to feed them, I've ordered some online, I can't find it in East Texas. My son brought home a fortune cookie and fed it to Sugar, she loved it. Does anyone think a fortune cookie every once and a while will hurt her? She seems to want to eat anything I'm eating, including ice.

Thanks again for all the great advice.

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Post by cheriekynb » Thu Apr 26, 2007 10:10 am

WOW.. Theresa! I just looked and the nearest place to you is like 35 miles away!! YIKES!
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