A quick reference guide to keep your pets safe.
Dogs and cats have a knack for finding “treats” around the house. These common items may be found in your household, but have varying degrees of toxicity or danger to your furry family members. For safety, it is best to refrain from all of these listed items.
If you suspect that your dog has ingested any of the following or any other drug or substance, always contact your veterinarian to determine the best way to proceed. If you have any questions about these dangerous “snacks” or any others, please do not hesitate to contact us. Together, we can all help to spread awareness of these risky foods to keep our pets safe!
Fat Trimming or Liver
Milk and Dairy
Rat & Mouse Poison
Sugar and Salt
While still not recommended for cats, several kinds of nuts, such as macadamia nuts, pecans, and pistachios, are toxic and can cause fatal neurological problems for dogs. Symptoms may include lethargy, vomiting, and tremors. Many nuts also can irritate the bowel and cause obstructions, especially if in the shell.
However, some nuts, like peanuts, hazelnuts, or roasted cashews, are acceptable in moderation. Just remember that nuts are a higher-calorie snack which adds up quickly and that some nut butter may also include the toxic ingredient Xylitol (see Xylitol).
Grapes, Raisins, Currants
Onions, Garlic, and Chives
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