Poodles For Dummies
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Giving your Poodle a bite of your bologna and white bread sandwich isn't the best food choice, but the occasional splurge won't hurt. Rich sauces and gravies, however, although not poisonous, can upset your Poodle's tummy. And certain foods can seriously affect your Poodle's health. Here's a list of healthy treats you can give your Poodle, as well as foods you should avoid.

Healthy goodies

Don't overdo treats, but if you want to add a little something tasty to your Poodle's food bowl, opt for one of these healthy choices:

  • Apples

  • Canned pumpkin

  • Carrots

  • Cooked broccoli

  • Cooked eggs

  • Cooked green beans

  • Cooked sweet potatoes

  • Cottage cheese

  • Plain yogurt, especially with live cultures

  • Small amounts of cheese

  • Small bits of lean chicken or turkey

  • Strawberries and blueberries

Hazardous foods

Some foods can cause more problems for your Poodle than just an upset tummy. Avoid the following hazardous foods:

  • Alcohol

  • Chocolate

  • Coffee and tea

  • Egg whites (raw)

  • Grapes and raisins

  • Macadamia nuts

  • Nicotine

  • Onions

  • Xylitol

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Susan M. Ewing has been “in dogs” since 1977 and enjoys showing and trying various performance events, with an emphasis on “trying.”
She holds a master’s degree in Television/Radio from Syracuse University in New York and has attended canine seminars at Cornell University. She’s a member of the Dog Writers Association of America, as well as 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 (Howell); A New Owner’s Guide to Pembroke Welsh Corgis, The Pug, The Dachshund, and German Shepherd Dogs (all TFH Publications); and Bulldogs For Dummies (Wiley). Her column, “The Pet Pen,” appears in The Post-Journal (Jamestown, New York) every Saturday. One of her essays is a part of the book Cats Do It Better Than People.
Other articles of Ewing’s 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, Bird Talk, Kittens USA, Cats USA, and Cats Magazine.

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