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 Melatonin. What Should I do?

Key Takeaways: Many of us take melatonin or even give our pooch a melatonin supplement to assist with sleeping.  Luckily melatonin is actually a very safe supplement, and the primary concern if your pooch eats human melatonin is the other ingredients that may be in the product that can cause problems.  Xylitol is an artificial … Read more

My dog ate Human Toothpaste. What Should I do?

Key Takeaways: You know it’s good practice to brush your pooch’s teeth, but are you wondering what product you should use? There are lots of commercial specially formulated toothpastes for dogs, so you shouldn’t be reaching for your own human product.  Human toothpaste is poisonous to our pooches and can cause weakness, seizures, melena (blood … Read more

My dog ate Chocolate Brownie. What Should I Do?

Key Takeaways: You’ve just come home and are looking forward to a warm chocolate brownie with ice cream only to discover that your pooch has snuck it off the countertop. Frustrating as this situation may be, it can also be dangerous to your pooch.  Chocolate is toxic to dogs, the main chemical is theobromine while … 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 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