We all love our pets, that isn’t a surprise. However, we may be surprised at knowing that feeding them some foods off the table can be dangerous and may cause them health problems.
DidYouKnowFacts.com has put together a list of the Top 25 foods that are not safe for our pets to consume. Here is a shortened list of the Top 10. However, you should become familiar with the entire list for the sake of your little friend(s). You can do that here.
According to Dr. Richard Goldstein of New York’s Animal Medical Center and Pamela Edwards of New York’s Hope Veterinary Clinic, these foods should NEVER come off your plate and go into their bowls.
10. Avocados – Avocado contains persin, a toxin that causes vomiting and diarrhea.
9. Raw or undercooked meat and bones – Dogs, like humans are susceptible to the same bacteria as humans with respect to raw and undercooked meat, such as salmonella and e. coli. Many people do not realize that bones can cause obstruction or puncturing in the gastrointestinal tract. Chicken bones are the most dangerous as they tend to sliver.
8. Mustard seeds – Though they’re small in size, they can cause big problems like vomiting and diarrhea.
7. Raw eggs – Our pets are not Rocky, and shouldn’t be eating raw anything…especially eggs. Again, aside from salmonella and e. coli, raw eggs can cause skin and coat problems for your dog.
6. Yeast – This can cause a very dangerous gastric bloat for pets.
5. Grapes & Raisins – It’s unknown why, but, both can cause kidney failure in dogs, and raisins are the worse of the two.
4. Chamomile – This is an herb that comes from daisies. It appears to be a decent sleep aid in humans. However, in dogs it can cause dermatitis, vomiting, diarrhea, and anorexia. Consuming it in the long term also makes them prone to excessive bleeding.
3. Rhubarb – This root isn’t as popular with people as they used to be, but it may cause hypersalivation, tremors, and kidney failure in dogs.
2. Milk & Dairy Products – Humans & cats are the only two mammals that tolerate milk well as adults. Dogs have a low amount of lactase, which is necessary in breaking down lactose. Therefore these products can cause upset stomachs and diarrhea.
1. Apricot Stems, Leaves, & Pits – Similar to apples, apricots contain cyanide, and eating them can lead to dilated pupils, red mucous membranes, difficulty breathing, shock, and even death.
Love your pet(s), and read through the list to protect them. Help them to live a long, happy and healthy life.