Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Pets
  3. Dogs

Avoid feeding these foods to your dog or cat

Image from www.OpenLettersMonthly.com
 
I'm like lots of people, looking for ways to feed something in addition to my animals's daily ration of pet food. All of our dogs and cats can enjoy a variety of protein, carbohydrates, fruits and veggies, as long as we are aware that some food can be toxic to your pet.
 
Here is a brief list of "Do Not Feed" items -- when in doubt, you can always find more information at a pet poison control site -- that you'll want to pay close attention to:
  • Alcoholic beverages (This should go without saying. )
  • Artificial sweeteners (NutraSweet, SweetN'Low, sorbitol, xylitol and similar items)
  • Avocado
  • Candy
  • Chocolate (all varieties and forms)
  • Coffee (all varieties and forms)
  • Fatty foods
  • Garlic
  • Grapes
  • Raisins
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Moldy or spoiled foods
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions and onion powder
  • Salt
  • Seeds (any type -- watch under the bird feeder too)
  • Yeast dough

 

If you have any question about whether a food source is okay for your pet, contact your veterinarian (DVM) or call the pet poison control line at the ASPCA 888.426.4435

Image
 

Comments

Advertisement

Life

  • Tom Petty
    Seven overlooked videos that prove the genius of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
    Today's Buzz
  • Gaylord Pickens
    Discover Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum dollar days
    Camera
    6 Photos
  • Yoga poses
    Learn how to strengthen your core muscles with these yoga poses
    Camera
    5 Photos
  • Baby boomer STD rates
    Sexually transmitted diseases: Baby boomers booming STD rates
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Open relationships
    Are you thinking about exercising your option to be in an open relationship?
    Camera
    5 Photos
  • Medical symptoms
    See which symptoms should cause you to seek a doctor’s attention right away
    Camera
    6 Photos