People food The good the bad and the ugly

People food: Some of it is good, some of it is bad, and some of it is downright dangerous for your Dachshund. If it will help you to remember which is which, keep a copy of Table 8-1 on your refrigerator.

Table 8-1 The Scoop on People Food

Good People Food

Bad People Food

Baby carrots, broccoli florets

Hot dogs or any cured meat

Small pieces of green beans

Any candy (especially chocolate)

Fresh or frozen peas

Spoiled food of any kind

Plain yogurt

Sweetened yogurt

Low-fat cottage cheese

High-fat cheese

Berries

High-salt food

Small pieces of fruit

Grapes or raisins

Small amounts of olive,

Butter or lard

canola, or flaxseed oil

Oatmeal, brown rice,

White flour products

and whole grains

Large raw bones (if your

Cooked bones (they can splinter)

vet approves)

Fresh, low-fat meat (minced) High-fat meat

Fresh, low-fat meat (minced) High-fat meat tttNG^

No matter how much your Dachsie begs, never give her a taste of that chocolate bar or chocolate chip cookie. Chocolate can cause dehydration and diarrhea that's difficult to treat and deadly if not caught in time. Dogs must also avoid onions, grapes, and raisins, which can all cause toxic reactions.

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