Nov 21 2015

Should I Feed My Pet This? Foods That Are Good For Us, But Bad for Our Animals

We, humans, eat many different types of food in our day to day lives. Some of these you may be tempted to sneak to little Spot when he gives you those puppy eyes or to Fluffy when she meows and rubs against your leg. But some of these everyday foods we enjoy on a daily basis are actually toxic to our pets. Here are some common ones to avoid leaving out or giving to your animal:

Alcohol
Avacados
Candy (a lot of candy contains the toxin Xylitol)
Caffeine
Chicken bones (or any poultry bones)
Chives
Chocolate
Coffee (contains caffeine)
Currents
Garlic
Grapes/raisins
Gum (most contains Xylitol)
Fruit seeds/pits
Macadamia nuts
Mushrooms
Mustard
Onions
Potato greens (leaves and stem)
Rubarb leaves
Salt
Tomato greens (leaves and stem)
Walnuts
Xylitol
Yeast dough

These foods are toxic to most small animal pets including cats, dogs, rodents, and birds. Keep these foods in a closed container somewhere that your pet will not be able to access them. If you do notice that your animal has eaten something that is toxic, please call us IMMEDIATELY!!!

If you are not sure if your pet has been poisoned, you can call the pet poison hotline. They will walk you through what to look for, and what to do. Their number is 1-855-764-7661 and their website is http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/

This information was compiled from a variety of sources

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