Today at 8:09 we had a horrible story about pet food that has been contaminated and the dogs and cats that have gotten sick and/or died from this mistake. I'm glad we were able to report this story, because it is important for dog and cat owners who are using one of the recalled foods to watch their pets closely to ensure their health. We've already been getting a lot of comments about this segment so I wanted to address some of them directly.
Yvette from Guilford, CT writes: "Hi, Matt just finished a spot on what not to feed your dog and he blew through the last few no no's on the list without explaining why they are bad. I feed my dog leftovers and need the information about why garlic, onions, grapes and raisins are bad. Thanks."
As I've mentioned before, timing on the show can be tight, and the producer for the live segment mentioned to me that the second half of his segment got rushed because they were running out of time. I'm including the complete list of foods not to feed your dog below, and we have additional information explaining why these foods are bad on our website, so please check out this important topic if you are a pet-owner.
Dangerous Foods for Your Pets:
- Products Containing Xylitol
- Fatty and Salty Foods
- Onions & Garlic
- Grapes and Raisins
- Macadamia Nuts