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Consumer Reports reveals food not to feed your dog

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Consumer Reports and 7 On Your Side's Michael Finney teamed up for a report on a list of food that can make your dog sick. (KGO-TV)

Consumer Reports and 7 On Your Side's Michael Finney teamed up for a report on type of food that can make your dog sick.

Theo, the Glatzer family dog, was alone with the their toddler and a bowl of grapes. Later they noticed the grapes were missing.

Knowing that grapes can be toxic for dogs, they immediately rushed Theo to the animal hospital.

"As most dog owners know, they'll really eat anything and there are some human food that will cause some serious health problems," said Julia Calderon, with Consumer Reports.

The FDA recently released information on people food that can make dogs sick. Here are a few you might not know about: Onions, garlic, chives and any foods seasoned with them can damage a dog's red blood cells, which can progress to anemia.

Macadamia nuts are also toxic for dogs and can lead to vomiting, fever, and muscle weakness.

Fatty foods, like fried chicken, can inflame a dog's pancreas.

And xylitol, a low-calorie sweetener used in many processed foods like gum, can cause a rapid spike in a dog's insulin levels.
Watch the full report in the video player above for more information.

Consumer Reports is published by Consumers Union. Both Consumer Reports and Consumers Union are not-for-profit organizations that accept no advertising. Neither has any commercial relationship with any advertiser or sponsor on this site.

(All Consumer Reports Material Copyright 2014. Consumers Union of U.S. Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)
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