Various foods that can kill pets are given to cats and dogs each day. The typical veterinarian’s office will be called regularly with reports of cats and dogs that have been fed something that is making them ill.
Although some think all foods that are for humans could possibly kill their pet, this is not the case. While some foods that are considered for humans only should never be given to dogs or cats, many of the foods we consume are actually in pet foods as well as in pet treats. Unfortunately, there are also many foods that are toxic for pets, but okay for humans.
Pet owners would not intentionally feed their pets foods that would cause harm. Some common foods people might be aware of when it comes to foods that could kill a dog or cat include:
Here are the foods that are toxic to cats and dogs
- dairy products (Certain yogurt products are okay-check with your vet)
- garlic (If given in large quantities)
- grapes (and raisins)
There are foods that are enjoyed by humans that are harmful to dogs, but won’t kill a dog. These foods will make the dog ill and there is no point in feeding a dog a food that will be harmful in any manner. One for instance is avocado, which won’t kill a dog if only a small amount is eaten. What it can do is cause your dog to have diarrhea. Most don’t want to deal with that no matter how much they love their pet.
If you suspect your pet has been poisoned by a food it should not have eaten, be sure to check with your veterinarian immediately. Also, help is available through the ASPCA Poison Control Center. If you live in the United States, the number to call if you suspect your pet has been poisoned is 888-426-4435. However, a trip to the veterinarian might make more sense as any poisoning might be considered an emergency.
To view more details about the ways various foods for humans can harm or kill your pets, readers might want to visit the site for the ASPCA.
If you are told to take your pet to your veterinarian, be sure to check on the amount of food your pet consumed that made the pet ill. Any information you have during your visit to the vet might help save your cat or dog.
When it comes to the foods humans eat that are also fine for cats and dogs as well, there are many things to consider. It is often the additional ingredients or preparation of the foods humans enjoy that will cause harm to pets, not the main ingredients. Pet owners realize that dogs and cats can eat animal products, but usually recipes followed by humans include spices and other additives that can cause serious harm to the pet.