Monday, May 11, 2009

Dangerous Foods For Pets

Do you love your pets? Are they like family? Perhaps you feed your dogs table scraps like I do when I have leftovers as a treat. You could be feeding your dogs potentially fatal and/or dangerous foods. While browsing a search engine, I came across this website and I thought it might be useful to share with my readers who may be pet lovers.

Here are some of the dangerous foods you should never feed your beloved pet:

-garlic (in large quantities)
-macadamia nuts
-dairy and dairy products
-coffee or coffee grounds
-tea or tea bags
-bones from poultry, fish or other meat sources
-fat trimmings
-citrus oil extracts
-cat food
-supplements containing iron
-yeast or yeast dough
-moldy or spoiled food
-pits or seeds from apples, cherries, pears, persimmons and other fruits
-mushrooms (some varieties)
-potato, rhubarb or tomato leaves
-potato or tomato stems
-raw eggs
-raw fish
-sugary foods
-salt (in large quantities)
-xylitol-containing foods

There are also a few other items which you should avoid feeding your dog or allowing your dog to eat and these include:

-tobacco, cigarettes, cigars
-cat food
-plants (many types of plants are toxic)
-prescriptions issued for people or other pets

A news briefing recently on Fox Memphis included a new type of fertilizer that is causing pets to become ill, the fertilizer is made from cocoa and is appealing to pets. Please avoid using this in any area's that your pet might play or frequent!


~Kim~ on May 12, 2009 at 12:11 PM said...

Thanks for this poste - Also, please never pour bacon drippings over your dogs food! Once every now and then might be ok in small amounts (although I would avoid it entirely), but large amounts frequently can cause vomiting, diarrhea and in worst cases, pancreatitis! My friend's dog died of pancreatitis after she consistently poured diluted bacon grease over his kibble, and I had the sad duty of driving them nearly 50 miles to the nearest veterinary facility that could diagnose it.

Michele on May 12, 2009 at 12:31 PM said...

Thanks for the tip! I'm so sorry to hear about your friend's dog, that must have been heartbreaking.


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