|Dogs have so much fun nosing about in the fallen leaves in autumn. But be watchful if those leaves are from an oak tree. While acorns are part of a healthy diet for pigs, bears and deer, they can cause renal failure in dogs.
Similarly, drinking water in which fallen oak leaves have been soaking can cause renal failure as well. While gastrointestinal trouble is the early warning for dogs and oak tree products, the best practice is to get out and rake it all up if your dog starts to forage like a pig, bear or deer in fall.
November 3rd, 2010