Tuesday, 25 July 2017 21:24

Dangerous Foods for Pets

Written by  Dr. Mindy Cohan
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Many pet owners have become aware of the various food items that pose a danger to dogs and cats. The following items can cause serious and life threatening illness:

·         Chocolate
·         Coffee
·         Grapes and raisins
·         Macadamia nuts
·         Alcoholic beverages
·         Onions, garlic
·         Xylitol

It is important to realize that other foods, although not labeled “toxic” can still pose a serious threat to pets. During the summer months, pets have increased exposure to dangerous foods while families host or attend parties and bar-b-ques. The following items must be kept out of reach from pets:

·         Corn on the cob (obstruction)
·         Peach and cherry pits (obstruction)
·         Baked goods containing xylitol (low blood sugar, liver failure)
·         Fatty foods such as hotdogs, hamburgers and ham (pancreatitis)
·         Ribs, chicken wings, steak bones (damage to stomach, intestines)
·         Guacamole (vomiting, diarrhea, anemia)

 

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