Normally I have a story and cute photos of my dogs to share from Dining out with Dogs in Metro Phoenix. We are having another brutal summer and we’ve already had record breaking heat that made it around up to 120 degrees F in Metro Phoenix. Even if we cool down a bit it’s still too hot to walk a dog across a hot pavement in the sun during most of the day. We’ve been able to take the dogs on a few rides out early in the morning to walk around Petsmart ( a dog superstore and market.) They also got a few rides to a few burger drives.
During these times with high heat it’s a good idea to give dogs extra chewing treats and dog puzzles to keep them busy. Other things that help keep dogs keep busy inside are Natural long lasting treats like bully sticks and antler horns are some of what is suggested. Some dogs do choke on rawhide so rawhide isn’t suggested.
It is recommended to get the latest list of the safe and the non-safe food list for dogs from your veterinarian. The list I posted may or may not contain the latest or complete information……but at least it’s something….
Here’s the List of Foods for Dogs to avoid.
Xylitol (usually but not always in sugar free candy and gum)
Onions & Garlic
Coffee, Tea, Caffeine
Grapes & Raisins (all grape products, wine, jelly, vinegar, gummies)
Milk and Dairy (some dogs don’t have lactase to break down lactose)
Macadamia Nuts (I read somewhere that dogs can’t eat most nuts) (only can eat peanuts & cashews)
Fat and Bones
Persimmons, Peaches and Plums
Raw Eggs, Raw Meat & Raw Fish
Sugary Foods and Drinks
Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Nutmeg, Other Spices
No Heavily Seasoned Foods
I also went to a second site www.EntirelyPets.com – here are a few extra things they had on their list.
Here is the SAFE DOG FOOD LIST (from www.PetsMD.com
Some Fresh Fruits like – Apple, Orange, Banana, Watermelon (Cleaned with Skin seeds and stems removed)
Some Vegetables like – carrot, green beans, cucumber, zucchini and Skinless Baked Potatoes
We are wishing all of you a safe happy summer and we hope to dine out with dogs again soon!
“We are Forking looking forward to dine out in Metro Phoenix Again!”