Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Human Food That Can Be Harmful for Pets

Surprising Things That Your Pet Can't Eat 

We all know that dogs can't eat chocolate, but did you know that there's actually a longgggg list of human food that pets can't eat? Check out the table below to read more foods that pets can't eat! 

Human Food That Can Be Harmful for Pets
  • Acai Berry
  • Alcohol (beer, wine, liquor, etc.)
  • Anise
  • Apple stems, leaves, and seeds
  • Avocado
  • Bones
  • Broccoli in large quantities (more than               10% of diet)
  • Chives
  • Chocolate (any form including powdered)
  • Citrus oil, stems, leaves, peels, and seeds
  • Coconut oil
  • Coffee (in any form including decaffeinated)
  • Corn cobs
  • Doughs made with yeast (bread dough, etc.)
  • Fatty foods (including grease, oil, or fat trimmings)
  • Garlic
  • Grapes
  • Hops
  • Human vitamins containing iron
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Mace
  • Moldy food
  • Mustard seed
  • Nutmeg
  • Onion
  • Paprika
  • Persimmons
  • Pits of fruits such as apricot, cherry, peach, and plum/prune
  • Pomegranate
  • Potato (when immature or “green”)
  • Raisins
  • Raw/undercooked meat, eggs, and fish
  • Rhubarb leaves
  • Salt in excess quantities
  • Scallions
  • Shallots
  • Soft drinks/sodas with caffeine
  • Spinach
  • Teas with caffeine (including “decaffeinated”)
  • Tobacco (cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, etc.)
  • Tomato leaves and stems
  • Tumeric
  • Walnuts
  • Wild mushrooms (just as for people)
  • Xylitol (an artificial sweetener often found in but not limited to chewing gum, candy, and ice cream)
  • Yeast

If your pet consumes any of the listed foods, make sure to contact us right away. 

Amanda Schnitker, DVM


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