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Medical Edge: Pet Poison

SHARONVILLE, Ohio (Liz Bonis) -- That backyard barbecue might be fine for your friends but dangerous to your dog.

This is a new report from the SPCA.  Tanner is a six-year-old Beagle hound mix looking for a forever home.  He's playful and perfectly trained.

Kelly Burroughs of the SPCA said, "And he loves food too, he's very food motivated.  He's one of those  dogs you are going to have to keep an eye on when you are outside."

It's certainly the season where dogs such as Tanner love to be outside and so do people breaking out the barbecue in the backyard!  While those backyard barbecues are certainly a wonderful bonding experience for family and friends, a word of caution from the SPCA.  A whole list of foods that are likely on your picnic menu can be hazardous to your pets health.

Mike Retzlaff, Director of Operations and the SPCA, said, "Charcoal, lighter fluid and even matches can be very dangerous to your pets."

Pet safety expert Mike Retzlaff says cooking chemicals, chicken bones and even the side dishes at your picnic have pet poisoning potential.  Grapes, raisins, avocados and onions are all toxic foods for pets.  So are bread dough, chocolate, and beer.

The doggie details are they can cause everything from breathing problems to kidney failure. 

A bit of a reminder from man's best friend, if you have friends over for cookouts, remind them not to feed your dog.  We have the full list of foods that are hazardous to dogs CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

CLICK HERE for link to the SPCA if you'd like to adopt Tanner.



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