My Dog Ate Spicy Food And Seems Fine – What Should I Do?

Key Takeaways: It’s fun to sample foods from other culturesIf you have an iron-cast stomach, that can include spicy foods. But should you let your curious furbaby try a small taste? What happens if he sneaks a sample when you step away from your plate? While the chemicals that make peppers spicy aren’t toxic, they … Read more

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

Key Takeaways: You just brought your newborn baby home from the hospital and had to change her diaper. When you set it aside to put on a new diaper, your dog snatches the dirty item off the changing table and starts tearing it apart. Disgusting! Should you be concerned? Absolutely! Diapers are hazardous if your … Read more

My Dog Ate An Apple Core and Seems Fine – What Should I Do?

Key Takeaways: If you have a dog like mine, he’ll eat just about anything. Dogs are that way. They investigate their world with their mouth and nose. Given the chance, they’ll raid your trash can. So, if Fido grabs an apple core and gobbles it up, you shouldn’t be surprised. But should you be concerned? … Read more

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

Key Takeaways: Introduction You opened a package of beef jerky and the silica packet that was inside tumbled on the floor. Before you could pick it up, your four-footed friend rushed over to investigate. Naturally, Fido found the scent of meat irresistible, so he gobbled the package up. Should you be concerned? Fortunately, silica isn’t … Read more

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

Key Takeaways: You come home one day and find a shredded paper towel all over the kitchen floor. Naturally, your dog looks guilty, and you notice some material on his bottom lip. Should you be worried? While paper towels aren’t toxic to dogs, they can be very dangerous for your furbaby to eat. Because these … Read more

My Dog Ate Another Dog’s Poop and Seems Fine – What Should I Do?

 Key Takeaways: You’re at the dog park with your four-footed friend, and you notice him noshing on a pile of poop. Eww! Should you be concerned? Although it’s a disgusting habit, poop-eating(coprophagia) is rarely dangerous for your dog. However, another dog’s feces can contain parasites or bacteria that can make your dog very sick.  If … Read more

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

Key Takeaways: Dogs have a reputation for eating all kinds of items, including potentially spoiled food. If your pooch snarfs moldy food from the trash or off the street during a walk, should you be concerned? Mold in food can produce toxins that are potentially dangerous to dogs. When your dog eats moldy food, you … Read more

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

Key Takeaways: It’s the morning after a rainfall, and you let your dog into the backyard. Soon, he’s sniffing a large earthworm on the lawn, and the next thing you know, he eats it. Should you be concerned? While earthworms aren’t toxic themselves, they can still be dangerous to dogs when eaten. Because worms travel … Read more

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

Key Takeaways: You may have heard about the reported health benefits of jalapeno peppers for humans and wonder if it’s the same for our furbabies?  While jalapeno peppers are not toxic to dogs, these and other spicy foods can cause severe gastric upset and damage your pal’s gastrointestinal tract. In this article, we’ll examine how … Read more

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

Key takeaways:  You’ve probably had your dog snarf up some strange things when you walk her. Canines explore the environment with their mouths, and they’re scavengers. But what happens when your pooch finds goose poop and eats it? Many times, your dog will be fine if he eats goose poop. Unfortunately, that’s not always the … Read more

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

Key Takeaways: With no opposable thumbs, dogs often rely on their mouths to explore their world. So, if you or a younger family member leave pencils laying around the house, they’re likely to check them out. Some pups will find the wooden stick appealing and chomp it down. Should you be concerned? Fortunately, modern-day pencils … Read more

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

Key Takeaways: You notice a cockroach skittering across the floor, and suddenly your pooch pounces on the pest and eats it(Eww!). Should you be concerned? Cockroaches in themselves are not toxic to dogs, but they may carry diseases, parasites, or poisons that could make your pup sick. So, you should watch your dog closely for … Read more

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