Many human foods can be dangerous to both cats and dogs. “Several foods that are perfectly suitable for human consumption can be toxic to dogs and cats,” the researchers remind us in their review, published in the journal Frontiers in Veterinary Science. “The poisoning episodes are generally due to lack of public knowledge of the serious health threat to dogs and cats that can be posed by these products.” When you take on the responsibility for the health of your pet, it’s important that you know what foods may be harmful to your pet. We should avoid these most dangerous foods for pets.
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Cats and Dogs
Here are some of the most common harmful foods for cats & dogs:
Most Fruits with seeds – Many common fruits, including but buy levitra uk us not limited to, plum, peach, apple, apricot have seeds that contain a small amount of cyanide (rat poison). This small amount is not so small for pets and can kill them.
Tuna – this is okay in small amounts, but should not replace cat/dog food. Eating too much could lead to mercury poisoning or malnutrition.
Onions/Garlic – These bulbs which are very healthy for humans can kill red blood cells in cats & dogs, causing anemia, which can be dangerous. A very small accidental dose is not a reason to rush to the vet. But a high dose is a concern.
Milk – Cow’s milk is very bad for digestion and does not contain all of the nutrients dogs or cats need to be healthy, so it can not replace pet food.
Grapes – This innocent and tasty fruit can cause kidney failure. Remember that raisins are also grapes.
Caffeine – Caffeine is a drug that we consider harmless, but can cause heart palpitations, breathing difficulties.
Chocolate – This is a well-known killer of small animals. It causes heart problems, seizures and even death.
Artificial Sweeteners – Artificial sweeteners, particularly Xylitol found in toothpaste, candy, gum and baked goods causes blood sugar to drop dangerously and can lead to liver failure, seizures and coma.
Fat & Bones – These seem like a great treat, but beware. Dogs and Cats, just like humans, shouldn’t eat large amounts of fat. It will make them sick. Bones are usually okay for dogs but smaller bones like chicken and turkey can break into shards and puncture cat and dog stomach, esophagus or mouth.
Raw Meat, Eggs, Fish – Raw meat in your refrigerator is not the same as a “fresh kill” in the wild. Bacteria quickly grow on meat that is not eaten right after the animal is killed. If uncooked they can make the pet very sick.
Dough – Yeast can cause dough to expand in the stomach.
People medicine – Some medicines for humans and pets are the same. Others can be fatal. And the doses are very different. Never try to give your pet people medicine.
Sugary foods – Just like in human, eating too much sugar can lead to insulin resistance, which can cause diabetes. They will also make your pet obese.
Avocado and Macadamia nuts– Dogs specifically should not eat avocados or macadamias, which are poisonous.
Meeting your pet’s dietary needs
Cats & Dogs have certain nutritional requirements and they are different from each other and from you. They should acheter cialis sans ordonnance en france not eat each other’s food, your food or low-quality pet food on any kind of frequent basis to avoid illness or death. Cat food, for example, has much more protein than dog food because cats are carnivores. Most human foods have too much sugar to be healthy for either dogs or cats and can cialis generique lead to obesity and diabetes. For optimal health, cats and dogs should only eat food that is designed for their nutritional needs. But if you can’t resist the occasional treat, be sure to avoid the above foods.