Foods to avoid feeding your Springer Spaniel

There are certain foods to avoid feeding your Springer Spaniel, as they are toxic and can cause real harm or, even worse, kill your dog.

Some of these may surprise you, I know they really surprised me, but hopefully knowing this can help you keep your dog fit and well.

Caffeinated products: Chocolate, coffee. These all contain a toxin that can kill dogs. In fact the busiest time for vets is Christmas time, as dogs tend to snaffle entire boxes of chocolates that have been left unattended, and then have to get their stomachs pumped.

Cooked bones: Cooked bones, and especially chicken bones which are brittle and can therefore splinter easily, can cause choking or even damage the Spaniel's digestive system. It is therefore not recommended for Spaniels to eat cooked bones. All of the Spaniels that I have known have had an adverse reaction to even cooked beef bones.

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Grapes and Raisins: Both of these contain a toxin that can damage your Spaniel's kidneys. This is a tough one for me to monitor as my two year old loves both of them and is always dropping raisins onto the kitchen floor - George then goes into the kitchen and hoovers them all up!

Mushrooms: These contain a toxin that can cause shock or death and are therefore not recommended to be given to your Spaniel.

I know that this list is not exhaustive, but i do hope that this short list will help you to avoid giving food to your Spaniel that is bad for them. If you know of any more foods that I have missed off, please send me a message via the contact me page, stating foods to avoid, and I will update this list.

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