Dangerous foods for pets…Ripley and Chloe want you to read this.

 I just read this article and wanted to share it with all the pet owners and animal lovers that visit nolagirlatheart !  My puppies are part of the family.  They give me unconditional love everyday.  I would be devastated if something happened to them.  Especially if it could have been prevented by spending a few minutes reading an article. 

Toxic and dangerous foods for pets

By Elizabeth Mason Woods for WebVet
 
 
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Pets and poison is a growing concern among pet owners.  Household poisons are not the only thing that can harm your pets.  Many common household foods and drugs can also be toxic to your pets.  The following are foods that can be toxic or poisonous to your pets. 

Avocados
Avocados contain a toxin known as persin.  Persin is found in various parts of the avocado and avocado trees (eg, leaves, rind, etc).  This toxin is known mostly to cause vomiting and diarrhea.  Birds and small pets seem most affected by the negative side effects of consuming avocado.

Beer
Not just beer…all alcohol.  Depending on how much alcohol your animal ingests, it can lead to vomiting, diarrhea, depression, difficulty breathing, coma, and possible death.

Chocolate
Chocolate contains a compound called theobromine that is toxic to pets.  If enough is ingested, your animal can suffer from vomiting, diarrhea, abnormal heart rhythms, tremors, seizures, and possible death. Cocoa mulch contains theobromine; the ASPCA advises dog owners to avoid using this fertilizer around unsupervised dogs, and dogs with indiscriminate eating habits since it can be toxic if ingested.

Candy
Chocolate is the most common candy that is toxic to pets, especially to dogs, cats and ferrets.  Any candy containing the sweetener xylitol can also be toxic to pets.

 

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7 responses to “Dangerous foods for pets…Ripley and Chloe want you to read this.

  1. Also, onions, turkey skin, seeds from ANY fruit and walnuts. I had a dog boutique for many years and handed out the list once a month. There are about 42 items Food items they should not eat and I can’t remember them all. Thank you for posting this. Christmas is right around the corner and if most people are like me they will be sharing their food.

  2. Phew! Thankfully, my cat doesn’t go for any of these … and I won’t feed it to him. 🙂

  3. Christine Grote

    It’s scary, isn’t it, how many things can go wrong

  4. Hey Jeanne, I just posted that list I was telling you about. It not only list the most common harmful foods, it also describes what happens to them if they eat it. http://lifeisabowlofkibble.wordpress.com/treats/ I have more to include but the most common are here. Thank you again Jeanne for giving the reminder to be mindful of our pets health.

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