Foods to Avoid

Foods to Avoid

  • Chocolate
  • Grapes/Raisins
  • Raw meats
  • Hard/Treated or cooked bones
  • Pig ear treats or other pork products
  • Any over the counter pain relievers or human medications (check with veterinarian first)


Avoid any chew toys that are harder than your dog’s teeth. This includes: bones, hooves, and nylabones etc, as these can cause serious damage to teeth and gums. Instead choose a chew that has a little give.

Avoid balls and toys with a felt (tennis ball) outer coating. Frequent chewing of such material causes wearing of the tooth’s enamel, which can eventually lead to serious dental troubles.

Approved Products

  • Kong- this is a strong rubber toy that can be filled with various food substances for long term occupation of your pup. We recommend filling with peanut butter and freezing overnight.
  • Everlasting Treat ball
  • Rubber balls with no tennis ball coating
  • Soft Frisbees
  • Stuffed animals- Be sure they have no small parts that can be ingested, and monitor your pup when at play to prevent the ingestion of stuffing.
  • Raw hide chews – These are not for every dog. Please monitor your pup when a raw hide treat is offered to ensure he/she is chewing it, not ingesting large pieces.
Lisa Beagan

Lisa Beagan

Dr. Lisa Beagan is a 1995 graduate of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. After working in an equine practice then a small animal clinic, she opened Mobile Pet Vet in 2003. Dr. Beagan has also completed a veterinary acupuncture certification through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society.

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