Human Foods That Can Be Poisonous To Your Pets
Almost every pet owner knows that any foods given to their dogs and cats in excess can deliver weight issues and other health problems. Unfortunately, some foods considered to be suitable for people can be poisonous to your animals.
Here is a list of common foods that can deliver several diseases to your dogs and cats.
Foods That Can Be Dangerous To Your Pets
- Alcohol and food products that contain alcohol can lead to vomiting, decreased coordination, central nervous system depression, tremors, diarrhea, difficulty in breathing, abnormal blood acidity, coma and death.
- Chocolate, Coffee & Caffeine contain the substances known as methylxanthine that cause vomiting and diarrhea, excessive thirst, urination, panting, abnormal heart rhythm and seizure to your pet.
- Citrus refers to the leaves, peels, stems and seeds of citrus plants that contain citric acid result in irritation and central nervous system depression if taken in an excessive amount.
- Coconut and coconut oils based products cause stomach upset, or diarrhea.
- Grapes & Raisins lead to kidney failure
- Macadamia Nuts result in weakness, depression, tremors, vomiting and hyperthermia in dogs
- Milk & Dairy products lead to diarrhea and digestive upset.
- Nuts cause potentially pancreatitis in pets.
- Onion, Garlic, Chives cause gastrointestinal irritation and damage the red blood cells of your pets.
- Uncooked Meat, Eggs & Bones contain bacteria Salmonella and E.Coli that can be harmful.
- Salt & Salty Foods produces the thirst and urination that deliver common health problems, including elevated body temperature, depression, diarrhea and more.
- Xylitol can cause insulin release in most species, which may lead to liver failure.
- Yeast Dough can cause and rise gas to accumulate in the digestive system of your pets. your pets.
It is advisable that before you give anything to eat to your pets, should be discussed with your veterinarian. At Bloor-Kipling Animal Clinic in Etobicoke, we offer a wide array of pet services, including preventative care. We are open 6 days a week, feel free to reach us for your convenience.