Having a pet can be a great experience, but it can also come with a lot of responsibility. Before becoming a pet owner, it’s necessary to know the foods that your pet should never consume.
From chocolate to grapes — here are all the foods that could potentially harm your dogs and cats.
Raw meat, especially expired, could harm your pets.
According to Dr. Joseph A. Zuckerman D.V.M., a veterinarian in New York, although raw meat itself is not harmful, if it’s past its expiration date or from a disreputable company, it may contain pathogens that can make your pet extremely ill. In general, he recommends not feeding your pet any meat you wouldn’t consume yourself.
Garlic, onions and other members of the allium family can be toxic to animals.
Anything from the Allium family, which includes garlic, onions, leeks, and chives, can be poisonous to dogs. According to The American Kennel Club, the thiosulfate in these foods is fine for humans, but causes damage to red blood cells in pets, causing hemolytic anemia. Although rarely fatal, these foods, particularly in their raw states, lead to serious gastrointestinal issues.
Grapes and raisins can lead to kidney failure in dogs.
Grapes and their dried product versions, raisins, even consumed in small amounts, can lead to kidney failure in dogs. According to the scientific community, the exact cause for this is still unknown, according to PetMD. But to be safe, it’s best to keep the trail mix on the high shelf.
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