Prohibited foods for dogs and cats

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Efreya Waitecker

How many times do we have our dog or cat well attentive, making angel eyes, while we eat? Before his eyes, it may be difficult to resist giving him a piece of our food, but it is very important to note that there are foods that can cause them harm. We must take care of our pet food and give quality food, without harming it. When in doubt, notWe share with you a list of forbidden foods for dogs and cats:

  1. Chocolate. What makes chocolate or cocoa dangerous is the caffeine and theobromine, which can cause damage to the nervous and digestive system of the animal.If consumed in large quantities, it can be lethal as the theobromine accumulates in theblood.
  2. Coffee and tea Other foods that can affect the pet's nervous system.Caffeine speeds up their heart rate and can also cause digestive problems.
  3. Alcohol. Alcoholic drinks affect animals much more.They are very dangerous for their health, toxic and ingested in large quantity can cause coma.
  4. Onions, leeks, chives andGarlic. They contain thiosulfate, a substance that destroys the red blood cells of the animal, and can trigger anemia. Although garlic is not as toxic, it can produce the same pathology.
  5. Dairy products. Adult animals do not have the ability to digest lactose, so they can suffer from diarrhea and intestinal problems. Although there are dogs or cats that feel good milk,It is advisable to offer it to them in small amounts.
  6. Aguacados. They contain a substance toxic to animals, called persin, which can cause gastrointestinal problems and respiratory difficulties.
  7. Grapes and raisins. Their consumption can cause long-term kidney failure.
  8. Chicken bones. It is common to think of bones as a treat for dogs,but be careful not to give small bones, such as chicken bones, as they could cause choking or suffocation.
  9. Sugar and sweets. Sugar contributes to obesity and the onset of diabetes. Also, one of the usual consequences, is the possibility of the animal going blind.
  10. Yeast and fermented doughs. They can cause breathing problems orintestinal obstruction, as they are not easy for them to digest.
  11. Salt. It can be harmful even in small doses, especially in animals with cardiovascular problems.
  12. Mushrooms. Because of the toxins they contain, the animal could suffer digestive and nervous problems.
  13. Raw eggs. Pets can catch salmonella and, in the case of dogs,suffer from skin problems.
  14. Raw fish. The vitamin B it contains can be very toxic and can trigger paralysis, allergies or anisakis infection.
  15. Almonds. In the case of dogs, they do not tolerate them in their digestive system.
  16. Moldy foods. Pets are attracted to garbage. Therefore, we must be careful because they can ingest some food with mold, whichcan cause stomach problems.

The author of this blog is a lifelong animal lover with a passion for writing. She has years of experience working with animals, both in zoos and in private homes, and she brings that knowledge to her writing. Whether she's writing about training your dog or the best way to care for your cat, her goal is always to provide accurate and helpful information.