My dog ate Wood. What Do I do?

Key Takeaways: Dogs are curious creatures, and they explore their surroundings with their mouths. So it’s not surprising when they start to browse on sticks in the backyard. If you catch your furbaby chewing on wood, should you be concerned? Wood can be hazardous to your dog because larger sticks easily splinter into sharp pieces. … Read more

My dog ate a Crayon. What Should I do?

Key Takeaways: If you have kids, you probably have crayons around the house. When your tots forget to pick up their art supplies or lose a few supplies, Fido is likely to find them. So, what if your dog decides the colorful crayons look like tasty treats? Fortunately, crayons aren’t known to be toxic to … Read more

My dog ate a Bird. What Do I do?

Key Takeaways: As descendants of wolves, dogs are hunters by instinct. So, if your furbaby snatches a fledgling robin or some other bird and eats it, it’s probably not a huge surprise. The question is, should you be concerned, and what should you do next? In this article, we’ll explain when you should be concerned … Read more

My Dog Ate Toilet Paper. What do I do?

Key Takeaways: Dogs and puppies can get into anything, and some have a fetish for toilet paper. If you notice your pooch grabbing the end of the toilet paper and racing through the house with it, should you be concerned? Usually, eating a few squares of toilet paper is harmless for your pooch, but if … Read more

My Dog Ate a Mouse. Should I Be Concerned?

Key Takeaways: Dogs are hunters by instinct. So, when your pooch catches a mouse, you shouldn’t be surprised. But what if he eats it? The greatest threat your dog faces if he eats a mouse is secondary poisoning from rodenticide. However, mice may also carry dangerous organisms including protozoan parasites, intestinal parasites, and infectious bacteria. … Read more

My Dog Ate a Frog. What Do I Do?

Key Takeaways: Dogs are natural predators, and some will go after anything that moves. So, what if your pooch sees a frog hopping by the lake and pounces on it? Is it safe to eat? Whether frogs are safe for dogs depends on which type of frog your pooch encounters. To be on the safe … Read more

My Dog Ate Beef Jerky. What do I do?

Key Takeaways: Jerky is a yummy and satisfying snack for many humans, but what about our four-footed friends? If your dog snarfs a piece or package of jerky, should you be concerned? Whether you should be concerned for your pooch depends on the type of dehydrated meat treats he ate and the ingredients in the … Read more

My Dog Ate Rib Bones. What Should I Do?

Key Takeaways: Dogs love to explore and eat all kinds of things. If they have access to the garbage after you enjoyed a plate of ribs, they’ll surely snarf up the bones. What should you do? Rib bones can be dangerous for dogs because they’re usually cooked by the time Fido eats them, and they … Read more

My Dog Ate Period Blood. Will he be okay?

When I was younger, my family had a dog that would raid the trash can whenever I had my period. She would tear apart the menstrual pads and eat the blood. Yuk! In this article, we’ll examine how period blood affects your dog and what to do if he eats some. We’ll talk about when … Read more

My Dog Ate Soap and Seems Fine – What Should I Do?

Key Takeaways: If you’ve ever tasted soap by accident, you may wonder how your beloved canine could ever ingest a bar of Ivory. But, dogs can eat just about anything. Should you be concerned if your beloved furbaby munches a bar of soap or licks up some liquid soap? Although most bar soap that’s made … Read more

My Dog Ate Grape Jelly. What Should I Do?

Key Takeaways: Grape jelly is a popular staple in many households and pairs well with peanut butter. But is it safe for your pooch? The quick and easy answer to this question is no. Grape jelly is not safe for dogs. All jams and jellies are high in sugar which can cause your pooch to … Read more

My Dog Ate a Bee and Seems Fine – What Should I Do?

Key Takeaways: Your dog usually chases flies and snaps them out of the air. But this time she snagged a bee and has been whimpering. Should you be concerned? Fortunately, unless your pooch has an allergy to bee venom, eating a stinging insect is fairly harmless. Sure,  she’ll have a sore mouth or tongue for … Read more

My Dog Ate Tic Tacs and Seems Fine – What Should I Do?

Key Takeaways: Tic-tacs are convenient and easy to carry in a purse, pocket, or car for a quick breath freshener. But what if your furry friend munches a few of these tasty treats? Are they toxic? Once upon a time, tic-tacs were dangerous for dogs because they contained the sweetener xylitol. Fortunately, the company changed … Read more

My Dog Ate Ham and Seems Fine – What Should I Do?

Key Takeaways: Ham is high in salt and fat, and these ingredients can be toxic or harmful to dogs in high doses. While a few bites of ham are probably safe for your dog, it’s not the healthiest choice for a treat. If your dog eats ham, assess the situation and report your findings to … Read more

My Dog Ate Detergent and Seems Fine – What Should I Do?

Key Takeaways: Certain types of detergents are extremely dangerous for dogs because they cause chemical burns. If your dog ingests detergent, you should determine the type and amount of cleaner and call your veterinarian. There’s no antidote for detergent toxicity, so treatment is supportive and based on the symptoms. Dogs can have a reputation for … Read more

My Dog Ate a Rubber Toy and Seems Fine – What Should I Do?

Key Takeaways: Rubber is dangerous for dogs to eat because they can’t digest it. Rubber can cause choking, digestive upset, abdominal infections, or obstructions when dogs eat it. If your dog eats rubber, you should contact your veterinarian immediately. Your kids are playing in the yard with a small bouncy ball they got at the … Read more

My Dog Ate Plastic and Seems Fine – What Should I Do?

Key Takeaways: Dogs cannot digest plastic, but it can damage your dog’s system. Any time your dog eats plastic, you should contact your vet and let them know what happened. Fragments of plastic can cause your dog to choke, create an obstruction, or perforate the bowel. Your dog has been quiet…too quiet. So, you walk … Read more

My Dog Ate Gum and Seems Fine – What Should I Do?

Key Takeaways: Some gums contain xylitol which is highly toxic to dogs.  It may only take 1 piece of gum to poison a small dog. If your dog ate any gum, remove any remaining pieces from his reach and contact your veterinarian immediately. Your daughter has some friends over, and they’re outside playing with the … Read more

My Dog Ate a Corn Cob and Seems Fine – What Should I Do?

Key Takeaways: Corn cobs are dangerous for dogs because they can cause choking or obstructions. If your dog eats any corn cob, you should contact your vet even if you don’t see any concerning signs. There are three reasons that corn cobs are dangerous: they’re not digestible, they’re highly absorbent, and they’re extremely abrasive. You … Read more