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Toxic / Healthy Foods


These are Healthful Proteins (raw or cooked):

  • Meats: beef, chicken, turkey, duck, rabbit, lamb, liver, gizzards, hearts

  • Eggs & Dairy: yogurt, cottage cheese, pastured or free-range organic eggs

* Be cautious feeding cooked animal fats to dogs that are prone to Pancreatitis.

* Dairy is not recommended for pets with seizure disorders

* Eggs can be fed raw if they are from a trusted source, or cook just the white leaving the yolk raw to prevent damage to the delicate beneficial omega-3 fats


These are Healthful Vegetables (finely chopped or pureed preferred):

  • Leafy Greens (spinach, romaine lettuce, mixed baby greens, bok choy, kale, parsley, chard, wheat grass, sprouts)- raw is best

  • Cole Family (cabbage, brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower)- cook and limit quantities to reduce gas

  • Roots & starches (beets, sweet potatoes, carrots, pumpkins, squashes)- cooked

  • Green & colorful vegetables (asparagus, zucchini, celery, cucumber, bell peppers, tomatoes, peas, green beans)- raw or cooked

*Avoid nightshades in patients with allergies or immune issues (tomatoes, peppers,     eggplants, potatoes)

*Limit starchy carbohydrates especially in cats, and in any patients with seizures


These are Healthful Fruits (finely chopped or pureed preferred, limited amounts due to sugar content):

  • ​​Berries: raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, cranberries

  • Stone fruits (do not feed the pits): cherries, apricots, plums, peaches

  • Apples, pears, pineapple, oranges, lemons, limes, bananas, watermelon, mango, pomegranate



Do NOT feed these Toxic foods:

  • Macadamia nuts (muscle pain and paralysis)

  • Chocolate (hyperactivity, rapid heart rate, vomiting/ diarrhea)

  • Caffeine (hyperactivity, rapid heart rate)

  • Grapes/ Raisins/ Zante currants (kidney failure)

  • Onions (anemia)

  • Garlic (safe in small amounts- up to one clove per day in small dogs)

  • Avocados (safe in small amounts- do not feed the skin & pits)

Always cook:

  • Pork (Toxoplasmosis)

  • Salmon & Trout (Salmon Poisoning Disease)

  • All fish (Thiaminase)


Always feed Raw:

  • Bones: Bones should not be cooked- they become hard and indigestible when cooked and are prone to splintering.  Dogs and cats can safely eat raw bones of an appropriate size if they chew thoroughly.

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