Top 8 Foods You Should Not Feed Your Cat or Dog

Pets are making life better, more fun, more interesting and playful. But keeping them means taking good care of them – taking them regularly to the vet, feeding them properly and well, playing with them, cleaning them, taking them for a walk…
People often forget that animals don’t have the same needs for food as human does. If you feel like eating sweets today your cat couldn’t care any less about them because they don’t have sweet receptors on their tongues. Your dog might look at you with those sad eyes while you are eating your ice cream but that doesn’t mean that you should give it a try, because no matter how hot outside is, dogs are not supposed to eat ice creams because of the sugar that might lead to serious problems with their eyes. The following list contains some of the foods that you should not even think about giving to your pets to eat.

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#1. Chocolate

Chocolate contains Theobromine, which is sort of like caffeine. Too much Theobromine can be toxic, especially to smaller dogs. Avoid chocolate like plaque for both cats and dogs. Your cat might have kidney problems and your dog might get terrible eye infections cause if consumes lots of chocolate.

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#2. Grapes or Rasins

No one really knows why grapes are poisonous to dogs, but you don’t want to risk and give your dog a try! If your dog starts to vomit, or loses its appetite or seems weak after possibly ingesting grapes or raisins, take it to the vet immediately.

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#3. Avocados

Your pets are not supposed to eat fruits. They don’t need them like we do. Besides the fact that they could possibly ingest the pit, your dog can’t tolerate Persin, which is a toxin contained in avocados. It doesn’t affect humans, but can be very dangerous depending on the breed of dog you own.

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#4. Onions

The onion salt can affect your dog, so keep any sort of onion or onion flavoring away from them. The onion can do harm to their red blood cells. So if you are eating your hamburger and you doubt there can be any traits of onion just don’t give it to your dog. Cats on the other hand won’t eat it at all because the smell repulses them.

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#5. Moldy Food

Dogs and cats like to sniff in the trash, but this can be very dangerous if there’s old or moldy food in there. Different sorts of mold can be disastrous to your dog’s stomach, so make sure you always dispose of such items in a trash can that your dog can’t get into. No matter how fun looks for them, sniffing or digging in the garbage, don’t let them eat bad or moldy food.

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#6. Salt

Cats and dogs who eat dry food for pets get their dose of vitamins and minerals. Also, they are animals and don’t need to have added salt in their food. Too much salt can be extremely hazardous to their health and can include seizures and vomiting. In extreme cases, too much salt can cause death.

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#7. Dairy

What’s the big deal about giving your dog a bite of ice cream or a piece of cheese? Dogs can be lactose intolerant too, just like people. Some dogs will feel just a little discomfort, while others may have very intense digestion issues. When considering a treat, it’s best to steer clear of any sort of dairy. Cats even though like milk so much, it can cause them inside parasites if you give them drink from your tetra pack milk. If you really want to treat your kitty with some milk, buy it specialized milk for pets.

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#8. Garlic

Like onions, when any type of garlic product is eaten by it could cause harm to their red blood cells. So next time you have leftover pasta, or even meat marinated in garlic don’t think that it would be another nice snack for your dog. You cat on the other hand, won’t eat garlic because of the smell, but also, don’t give food with garlic to them.

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