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Interesting Facts about West Highland White (Westies)

  • Eyelids
    Did you know that dogs have three eyelids? They have an upper and lower eyelid and a third one inside of the other two. It helps protect their eyes from dirt and dust. It is also called a "haw."
  • Potatoes
    Although cooked, mashed potatoes are actually quite nutritious and digestible for dogs, the solanum alkaloids found in green sprouts and potato skins can cause rare cases of poisoning.
  • Raw Onions
    Raw onions have been known to cause hemolytic anemia (disintegration of blood cells)
  • Nuts
    Many nuts are generally bad for dogs as their high phosphorus content is said to possibly lead to bladder stones, especially walnuts. They are poisonous to dogs and at all accounts should be avoided.
  • Chocolate
    Chocolate can trigger epileptic seizure in dogs prone to or at risk of epilepsy. Chocolate can also cause cardiac irregularity especially if the dog becomes excited which in turn can kill the dog. In Westies, chocolate causes Internal bleeding which will kill them later. Treatment - within two hours of ingestion, try inducing vomiting unless your dog is markedly stimulated, comatose or has lost the gag reflex. If this happens, take it to the vet without DELAY. In the absence of major symptoms, administer activated charcoal as the unabsorbed theobromine chemically bonds to this and is eliminated in the faces.

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