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1st April 2009, 05:33 PM
I have been giving the dogs strawberries lately and they love them! Just wanted to make sure they're okay.

Cathy Moon
2nd April 2009, 02:32 AM
I've never heard anything bad about strawberries for dogs.

Love my Cavaliers
2nd April 2009, 02:55 AM
All four of mine LOVE strawberries. It would be a sad day around here if they are off limits. Luckily, we've never had a problem with them. Unfortunately for the dogs, all the humans in this house also love strawberries so they don't get too many.

Cathy T
2nd April 2009, 03:43 AM
Strawberries, banana, blueberries...all favorites around here!

2nd April 2009, 05:28 AM
Mine love apples and melons. :)

2nd April 2009, 05:40 AM
my vet tells me that a general rule of thumb for dogs and humans is no berries as pups/youngin's. Teddy, bless his soul, loved his berries. We have a strawberry bush that he loved to raid over the summer for a snack...

2nd April 2009, 05:55 AM
The following foods may be dangerous to your pet:
(Humane Society of US website)

Alcoholic beverages
Apple seeds
Apricot pits
Avocados—toxic to birds, mice, rabbits, horses, cattle and dairy goats
Cherry pits
Candy (particularly chocolate, which is toxic to dogs, cats and ferrets, and any candy containing the sweetener Xylitol)
Coffee (grounds, beans, chocolate covered espresso beans)
Hops (used in home beer brewing)
Macadamia nuts
Moldy foods
Mushroom plants
Mustard seeds
Onions and onion powder
Peach pits
Potato leaves and stems (green parts)
Rhubarb leaves
Tea (caffeine)
Tomato leaves and stems (green parts)
Yeast dough
No strawberries listed! I have heard that it can cause loose stools, or upset stomach! Never given them to my animals. Guess if they enjoy them, in moderation its fine!!!:thmbsup:

Cathy T
3rd April 2009, 03:52 AM
Guess if they enjoy them, in moderation its fine!!!

That's the key.....I'd never give them a whole pint....yuck!! But a strawberry here and there and a few blueberries...no problem.

3rd April 2009, 03:34 PM
Winston is on antibiotics for his infected anal glands and they're in a capsule form and can be placed perfectly inside a strawberry since they're rather soft and I can just push the pill right into the middle of one. That's how this all started. So they're his pill pockets, so to speak!

3rd April 2009, 08:54 PM
aww i hope winston gets better soon poor lad it must be so painful, it makes you wince just thinking about it! Thanks Mellie for that list, ive something similar in my vets book but im sure theres new ones on your list. in my book it says coffee grounds but sometimes Ruby gets stuck into my coffee mug-especially if its frothy coffee!! i only ever have decaff in both tea & coffee & on a cold day i make her her own cup of tea. is this really bad? she's always been fine but now im wondering..