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I don't agree with the milk and cheese, I've even cleared that(limited, of course) with my vet and the protein and calcium in it absorbs well in dogs (that aren't lactose intolerent, of course!). I know a few other ones on that list, are used by many in the K9 Kitchen Yahoo group and even SOME of those foods have been listed in commercial dog foods. lol *sigh* (It must be the competitor of who wrote the article, ehh?) Garlic is another one that in moderation is okay and can probably help keep the fleas away according to some studies.
Potatos are OK, and so is the peel IF they are in the right state of ripeness......But NEVER feed a potato that has sprouted eyes, or growth, because once they sprout growths, there is a toxin in them that can hurt animals, it will not harm humans, but could cause seizures in pets.
Avocados seem to be very controversial. Some of the home-cooked crew use them (for the beneficial ingredients and for the "fat" in dogs that need to gain weight with cancer, etc.) and other's don't (because of the supposed toxin). Gucci doesn't like them, so I don't have to worry about that one.
I figure 'bones' is listed to probably increase rawhide sales, lol...but they (beef marrow) must be supervised and picked up after a few hours. AND if they are cooked, that can cause brittleness which could cause a problem. Of course, CHICKEN bones are a NO NO all the time. Dogs have been eating bones since the beginning of time...