Never Ever Feed the Following to Your Pet!

Alcoholic Beverages: Can cause intoxication, coma, and death.

Artificial Sweetener (Xylitol): Causes seizures, hypoglycemia, liver toxicity, blood clotting problems and often death. Only small quantities are needed to do serious damage. Xylitol is found in an increasing number of consumer products and foodstuffs (kid’s vitamins, mints, gums, toothpaste, sugar-free baked goods, etc.)

Baby Food: Can contain onion powder, which can be toxic to dogs. Can also result in nutritional deficiencies, if fed in large amounts.

Bones from fish, poultry, or other meat sources: Can cause obstruction or laceration of the digestive system.

Cat food: Dogs should never be given cat food because it is too high in protein and fats. If fed as a substitue for dog food it will cause nutritional deficiencies as the nutritional needs of cats and dogs are very different.

Chocolate, coffee, tea and other caffeine: Contain caffeine, theobromine, or theophylline, which can be toxic and affect the heart and nervous system.

Citrus oil extracts: Can cause vomiting

Fat trimmings: Can cause pancreatitis

Grapes and Raisins: Contain an unknown toxin which can damage the kidneys.

Hops: Unknown compound cases panting, increased heart rate, elevated temperature, seizures, and death

Human vitamin supplements containing iron: Can damage the lining of the digestive system and be toxic to the other organs including the liver and kidneys.

Large amounts of liver: Can cause Vitamin A toxicity, which affects muscles and bones

Macadamia nuts: Contain an unknown toxin, which can affect the digestive and nervous systems and muscle.

Milk and other dairy products:Some adult dogs and cats do not have sufficient amounts of the enzyme lactase, which breaks down the lactose in milk. This can result in diarrhea.

Moldy or spoiled food, garbage: Can contain multiple toxins causing vomiting and diarrhea and can also affect other organs

Mushrooms: Can contain toxins which may affect multiple systems in the body, cause shock, and result in death.

Onions and garlic: Contain sulfoxides and disulfides, which can damage red blood cells and cause anemia. Cats are more susceptible than dogs. Garlic is less toxic than onions.

Persimmons: Seeds can cause intestinal obstruction and enteritis.

Pits from peaches: Can cause obstruction of the digestive tract

Potato, rhubarb, and tomato leaves; potato and tomato stems: Contain oxalates, which can affect the digestive, nervous, and urinary systems. This is more of a problem in livestock.

Pork Products: Any food with a high fat content can cause pancreatitis. Pork products including ham, bacon, and pork chops are extremely high in fat and dangerous to your pet.

Raw eggs: Contain an enzyme called avidin, which decreases the absorption of biotin. This can lead to skin and hair coat problems. Raw eggs may also contain Salmonella.

Raw fish: Can result in a thiamine deficiency leading to loss of appetite seizures, and in severe cases, death.

Raw/Undercooked Meat: Many intestinal parasites are transmitted through the consumption of raw or undercooked meats.

Salt: If eaten in large quantities it may lead to electrolyte imbalances

String: Can become trapped in the digestive system

Sugary foods: Can lead to obesity, dental problems, and possibly diabetes mellitus

Tobacco: Contains nicotine, which affects the digestive and nervous systems. Can result in rapid heart beat, collapse, coma, and death.

Yeast dough: Can expand and produce gas is the digestive system, causing pain and possible rupture of the stomach or intestines.

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