Bulldogs For Dummies
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Many common household items are poisonous to Bulldogs. You may think that your Bulldog can’t reach or find the items in the following lists, but check your cupboards to make sure. It’s amazing what Bulldogs can get into, and what they find they tend to eat. Keep your Bulldog safe!

Drugs and supplements

  • Acetaminophen

  • Amphetamine

  • Antihistamines and decongestants

  • Aspirin

  • Cocaine

  • Iron

  • Marijuana

  • Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

  • Sodium phosphate enemas

  • Tricyclic antidepressants

  • Zinc

Insecticides, pesticides, and podenticides

  • Amitraz

  • Anticoagulant rodenticide

  • Arsenic

  • Borate

  • Bromethalin

  • Cholecalciferol or Vitamin D rodenticides

  • DEET

  • Ivermectin (Avermectins)

  • Organophosphates and carbamates

  • Pyrethrin

  • Rotenone

  • Strychnine

  • Zinc-containing rodenticides


  • Chocolate and caffeine

  • Garlic

  • Grapes/Raisins

  • Macadamia nuts

  • Mushrooms

  • Onions

Household items

  • Acids

  • Alkalis (Corrosives)

  • Antifreeze

  • Arsenic

  • Borate

  • Bleach

  • Button batteries

  • Citrus oils

  • Detergents

  • Ethylene glycol

  • Iron

  • Isopropanol

  • Kerosene and gasoline

  • Lead

  • Mercury

  • Metaldehyde

  • Moth balls

  • Phenol and phenolic compounds

  • Pine oils

  • Zinc

The Peteducation Web site has a complete list of foods to avoid and the reasoning, and the many and varied plants that can do your dog harm.

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Susan Ewing has been “in dogs” since 1977 and enjoys showing and trying various performance events, with the emphasis on “trying.”
She holds a Master’s degree in Television/Radio from Syracuse University and has attended canine seminars at Cornell University. She is a member of the Dog Writers Association of America and of the Cat Writers’ Association and is listed in the 2005 edition of Who’s Who in America.
Ewing has been writing professionally since she was 16 and is the author of several books: The Pembroke Welsh Corgi: Family Friend and Farmhand; The New Owner’s Guide to Pembroke Welsh Corgis; The Pug; and The Dachshund. Her column, “The Pet Pen,” is in The Post-Journal (Jamestown, NY) every Saturday. One of her essays is a part of the book, Cats Do It Better Than People.
Her articles have appeared in AKC Gazette, Family Dog, Bloodlines, German Shepherd Dog Review, Good Dog!, Pet Odyssey, Dog Fancy, Dog World, Puppies USA, the national Schipperke Club newsletter, ASPCA’s Animal Watch, and Bird Talk.
She has been a radio copywriter, owned and operated a boarding kennel, and served as the director of the Lucy-Desi Museum in Jamestown, NY.

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