Thursday, 2 July 2015

5 Dangerous Foods That Can Kill Your Pets

Lots of people have pets and they treat them as an integral part of their family, but while there are foods that are safe and delicious for us, they might be dangerous foods for your pets. Some of them may just cause a stomach upset, but some of them can be fatal. Below you will find a list of common people foods to avoid feeding your pets.While we may consider dogs to be members of the family, treating them as such at mealtimes can cause more injury to them than just spoiling their dinners. Here’s a look at the five most dangerous foods for your dog, how they affect dogs’ bodies, and what to do in case of an emergency.

We all love to give the little furry friends little nibbles from the family table but you might want to pay extra attention to what we give them as some foods can actually be detrimental to their health and sometimes even fatal. It is always suggested that we only give your pet’s pet food and following the best diet that is outlined by your little friend’s veterinarian. While giving your pet any human food isn’t recommended here are some of the top ten that can do irreversible damage and can be fatal. Check out the top ten list of foods to avoid for your pet.        


Avocado is super healthy for us humans, but not apparently so for the pets! Avocadoes have a substance called persin that can act as a dog poison, causing vomiting and diarrhea. It's also best to avoid serving avocado up to other pets, including cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and birds. We like avocados way too much to feed them to the pets anyways.

Macadamia nuts

Pets may suffer from a series of symptoms, including weakness, overheating, and vomiting, after the consumption of macadamia nuts. Macadamia nuts also contain a number of toxins harmful to animals that can affect various organs in your pet's body. So avoid feeding your pet macadamia nuts at all costs, and keep them out of reach of your pets.


Caffeine can be found in many food items such as coffee, tea, cocoa, chocolate, sodas and energy drinks. If caffeine is consumed in large amounts, it can cause dogs and cats seizures, tremors, rapid heart bit and breathing and restlessness.

Onions and Garlic

People have been using garlic as a medicinal herb for a very long time, but eating high amounts of garlic and onions, raw, powdered or cooked, can cause dogs and cats gastrointestinal problem that can cause life-threatening anemia and damage to red blood cells. Cats are more at risk but it can also affect dogs if large amount is consumed.


Candy products or anything that has xylitol a sweetener that is found in most diet products can impact your pet’s blood sugar levels by causing them to drop sharply. The animal will suffer a loss of coordination and seizures. It is strongly suggested that if your pet digested candy you get them to a veterinarian right away. If they are left untreated by a qualified medical professional they can die from these symptoms.

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