Some People Foods Can Kill Your Pet


It's hard to resist giving your pooch a snack from the dinner table. Unfortunately some foods that people love--even foods that are healthy for you--can harm or kill your pet. According to the TODAY Show, "Most cases of animal poisoning were caused by common human foods and household items." We know chocolate is bad for Fido, but did you know that meatloaf with onions is very harmful because of the onions? When my Rhodesian Ridgeback got pancreatitis after eating the turkey meat with the skin on it, I found out how quickly a healthy dog can become gravely ill.

Common signs of poisoning include:
Muscle tremors or seizures
Vomiting or diarrhea
Drooling
Redness of skin, ears, and eyes
Swelling and bleeding

For a detailed look at poisonous foods and items for pets, check out ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center

Here's a quick overview of foods pets should NOT eat according to the TODAY show:

Avocados
Beer
Nuts (especially macadamia nuts and walnuts)
Chocolate
Candy or anything containing the sweetener Xylitol
Caffeine
Grapes or Raisins
Onions
Human Medicine

Many of your favorite household plants are poisonous to pets too. Check out the ASPCA--17 Common Poisonous Plants

Here are 17 plants that are poisonous to pets:
Lilies
Marijuana
Sago Palm
Tulip/Narcissus bulbs
Azalea/Rhododendron
Oleander
Castor Bean 
Cyclamen
Kalanchoe
Yew
Amaryllis 
Autumn Crocus 
Chrysanthemum 
English Ivy 
Peace Lily (AKA Mauna Loa Peace Lily) 
Pothos 
Schefflera

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