We don’t feed our dog human food, well, not much. Our little silkie
does like beef jerky and potato chips! But in researching how
many common food items are extremely toxic
is really surprising. I knew about chocolate and leftover bones but
not the rest of the list. Macadamia nuts, really!
We had a dog that loved grapes…..gee, we did not know they
weren't good for her. I also had a friend in California
who lived next to an avocado grove. Her dog would gorge himself
on ripe avocados………..and then he had kidney failure.
Be aware if your cat likes to eat leaves, many of the common
spring flowers and holiday blooms are toxic to animals.
So read the list, educate yourself and try to resist those imploring
glances. We will, too.
10 Common Toxic Foods for Pets
Grapes & raisins
Onions, onion powder, chives, & garlic
Foods with high salt or fat content
17 Most Common Poisonous Plants
3. Sago Palm
4. Tulip/Narcissus bulbs
7. Castor Bean
12. Autumn Crocus
14. English Ivy
15. Peace Lily (AKA Mauna Loa Peace Lily)
What do you do if your pet ate something poisonous?
If your animal is having seizures or losing consciousness, bring
him/her to your veterinarian or emergency vet center.
If your pet is not showing symptoms, but ingested something
potentially toxic, call the ASPCA hotline at (888) 426-4435.
Have the following information available: the species, breed,
age, sex, weight, and information about the product exposure.
It is best to have the package of the product available for reference.
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