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The Seven Deadliest Foods for Cats and Dogs

My dogs are my family! I do everything in my power to keep them safe and healthy! So it’s good to know about potential risks.

A recent study looked at different foods that are poisonous for cats and dogs, and found the top seven that kill the most pets every year . . .

1. Chocolate.

chocolate

It’s toxic for dogs and cats. But with most of these foods, you have to worry more about dogs, because cats don’t usually wolf down a whole chocolate bar.

 

2. The artificial sweetener, Xylitol. (Pronounced ZY-lih-tall.)

Winneconne, WI - 14 March 2016: A bottle of Xylitol chewing gum that is made the the Lotte Company.

It’s used in sugar-free gum, candy, and even toothpaste. And it makes their blood sugar plummet.

 

3. Onions and garlic.

Garlic and onions

They have a compound that breaks down red blood cells in cats and dogs. And it’s not usually lethal, but even a little bit can make them sick.

 

4. Alcohol.

Alcohol

It basically affects them the same way it affects us, but it’s a lot easier for a dog or cat to get alcohol poisoning.

 

5. Grapes and raisins.

Bunch of grapes and raisins

Just a handful can cause kidney failure in some dogs. And there’s no way to tell how your dog will react, so don’t take any chances.

 

6. Hops from brewing beer.

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They can cause a super-high fever. And more people are doing home brewing now, so it’s more common than it used to be.

 

7. Macadamia nuts.

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Just one nut can cause problems in some dogs, and symptoms include vomiting, shaking, and a fever. But it’s usually not deadly.

 

If you have any of these items in your home, keep them out of reach of your pets at all times! Keep those fur babies safe guys!



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