My dog ate Tums. Will he be okay?

Key Takeaways I’m sure we’ve all used Tums at some point in our lives to treat the symptoms of heartburn. Your pooch may have even eaten one sneakily, but this time they’ve eaten the whole bottle (we’re looking at you, Labradors).  The first thing you do is check the ingredients; luckily, there’s no xylitol in … Read more

My dog ate Hot Cheetos. What Do I do?

Key Takeaways I’m always amazed at what dogs will munch on, given the chance. Luckily hot Cheetos aren’t poisonous.  While there are small amounts of garlic and onion powder in hot Cheetos these are in such small quantities they are unlikely to cause an issue. One concern aside from digestive upset is if your pooch … 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 Ants. What do I do?

Key Takeaways: To start with, your pooch has probably already eaten ants without your knowledge and was perfectly fine. Occasionally, some ants will find their way into your pooch’s food bowl, and most pooches aren’t discerning about what they eat when kibble is right there.  In fact, ants are a great protein source and even … 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 Polyester Stuffing. What do I do?

Key Takeaways: Coming through the holiday season, I’ve had a lot of dog’s present to me having eaten things they shouldn’t have, one of the most common of these is polyester stuffing from their new toys or bedding. If your dog has chewed through their brand new bed and there’s stuffing everywhere, don’t panic! Your … 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 a Monstera Plant. What do I do?

Key Takeaways: You’ve just come home from work to dirt everywhere, your prized Monstera plant in shreds all over the hall rug, and a rather sheepish-looking pooch with tell tale soil on their snoot. Suddenly you wonder if they’ve eaten some and if it’s toxic to our furbabies. Well, you’re in the right place. Read … 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 Tampon and seems fine. What should I do?

Key Takeaways: We all know dogs are not the most discerning of diners and will eat almost anything they shouldn’t. Forget the embarrassment, if your dog eats a tampon, it could be a medical emergency, and you should call your veterinarian for advice.  Think about the function of a tampon, it’s designed to expand in … 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 Cocoa Powder and seems fine. What should I do?

Key Takeaways You’re making a delicious hot chocolate and spill some of the cocoa powder, but before you can do anything, your pooch has managed to lick every bit off the floor. Now, what should you do? First thing’s first, call your veterinarian or The Pet Poison Helpline at (855) 764 7661 immediately. They will … Read more