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Harmful Foods for Pets

Friday, October 9, 2020
posted by Jim Murphy

There are many foods, chemicals or medications that are not harmful to humans but can really harm our pets. Here’s some of them.

  • Milk – some people think that this is good for cats but actually it can cause them to have digestive problems and cause diarrhea.
  • Onions –  Can destroy a dog’s red blood cells causing anemia.
  • Chocolate – is lethal for both dogs and cats. Baking chocolate is even more dangerous. Avoid it at all times.
  • Grapes and Raisins – Can lead to loss of appetite, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea and acute renal failure in dogs causing death.
  • Coffee – is dangerous to animals. Watch out for grounds that may spill. You don’t want you dog or cat to eat them.
  • Fatty foods – like chicken or turkey skins or gravy can cause pancreatitis and inflammation of the digestive gland which can be very painful and serious.
  • Nicotine – this can increase an animals heart rate leading to collapse or even death. Make sure that you do not leave tobacco lying around for your dog to get at!!
  • Alcoholic beverages – keep these away for animals at all times as they can be very dangerous. Never try to get your dog drunk for laughs. I’ve actually seen some stupid people try to do this!

Always feed you pets healthy foods, dog treats and cat treats. Check the labels for nutrition which we discussed in a previous post.

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