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Common Foods Cats and Dogs Should Avoid


Hi everyone! I hope you’re having a wonderful week!

I’ve been spending time with our 7 cats and our cute doggie, Jerry. They are all rescues and are now a huge part of our family.

Caring for them properly is an important concern for me and I am always researching ways to keep them healthy and happy.

Today, I would like to share with you types of food that dogs and cats should avoid.

Common Foods Cats and Dogs Should Avoid

These tips do not apply if you feed your cats and dogs dried pet food. However, if you feed your babies food that you prepare, you might want to take note of the following common foods to avoid:

  1. Grapes and raisins – can cause weakness, lack of appetite, dehydration, abdominal pain and severe kidney failure in dogs.

  2. Macadamia nuts – can cause weakness, depression and vomiting in dogs.

  3. Xylitol – can cause severely decreased blood glucose levels followed by severe liver failure in low doses in dogs.

  4. Chocolate, tea and coffee – can cause hyperactivity, vomiting, heart arrhythmias and seizures in dogs and cats.

  5. Onions and Garlic – can cause red blood cells to decrease leading to weakness and pale gums especially in cats.

These are not common foods but do keep them away from your babies:

Alcohol, anti-freeze (tastes sweet so dogs may lick), rodenticides/insecticides, coins, centipedes, butterflies, caterpillars, DEET containing products, acetominophen (paracetamol), heavy metals (lead, zinc, iron), any human medications or supplements, nicotine, illegal recreational drugs, Minoxidil (used for hair growth in people) and paintballs, among others.

Our focus is on prevention and not on remedies when something has happened.

That’s all for today! Thank you for sharing this post!


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