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Avoid feeding these foods to your dog or cat

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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

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