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Can Dogs Eat Fruit and Veggies?

It is not uncommon to want to spoil our pups when we’re eating our meals at the dinner table, or when we are having a snack on the couch. We will never be able to escape the two beady eyes staring at you waiting for something to drop so they can snatch it up, but not all human food is good for our four-legged friends.

Although the food we eat is safe for us, it may not be safe for them, and it is very important that we know that. Dogs do digest food differently than humans, and some fruits or vegetables can even be downright dangerous for our dogs. Please take a look at this list to know what they can have a taste of and what should be avoided.

Safe: 

  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Blueberries
  • Broccoli
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Cantaloupe
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Cranberries
  • Cucumbers
  • Green beans (chopped up)
  • Mango
  • Oranges
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Peas
  • Pineapple
  • Potatoes
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Spinach
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Watermelon

Not Safe:

  • Asparagus
  • Avocado
  • Cherries
  • Grapes
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Tomatoes

The safe list is far longer than the not safe list of fruits and veggies that your dog can eat, but this is only in moderation, almost like a little snack for them here and there. Introducing new food to our dog’s diets can develop an allergic reaction, so look out for any symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting, or even skin problems. You can always talk to your veterinarian if you are concerned or have any questions at all!

Written by Kadeejha, ACA

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

The following changes are effective as of Wednesday, March 18, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 905-855-2100. We will bring your pet into the hospital for an examination with the veterinarian. The veterinarian will then call you to discuss our recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a technician will return your pet to your car and take care of any needed medications and payment.

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time. However, if you're unsure whether your pet needs medical attention, please call us to discuss your situation.

3. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car. At this time, we are limiting food purchases to 2 bags or 2 cases per client. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the Online Store, visit our website.

4. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

5. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this disease.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid, and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Clarkson Village Animal Hospital