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Can My Pet Eat This?

I am not known for my cooking, which is fine with me since I don’t really enjoy it. To me, the only thing that makes it fun is seeing the joyful tail wagging of my pups when I drop something.

Usually, it is fruit or veggies that my hounds get to sample, and in general it does not concern me, however not all of them are created equal. I am sure that you have heard even foods that we consider harmless can be detrimental to our furry friends.

I have compiled a short list of common foods that we have in our kitchens that can be harmful if ingested.

  • Coffee, all forms
  • Chocolate, dark bakers chocolate is usually the most harmful
  • Grapes
  • Xylitol sweetener
  • Raisins
  • Avocado
  • Onions
  • Garlic and garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Cherries
  • Raw egg, milk, other dairy products
  • Any meat bones.

For the most part, the amount of food ingested and the size of the dog has a lot to do with the level of toxicity and concern warranted for each case. It is always best to call your Veterinarian if there is ever a concern or question about something your dog has ingested. Pet Telehealth 1-800-670-9605 is also available to answer questions.
There are many beneficial and tasty fruits and veggies that we can give to our dogs without any worry. Often times a veggie or fruit for a treat is a lower calorie than actual dog treats. If your pet is on a specific diet, always check with your Veterinarian before adding anything to their diet. It is a nice and easy way to add some variety to their diets. Here is a list of some to try.

  • Watermelon Asparagus
  • Blueberries
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Pumpkin
  • Spinach
  • Green beans
  • Cantaloupe
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Carrots Cucumber

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Last updated: May 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sunday: Closed

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Aylmer Veterinary Clinic