VIDEO 8 Things Your Pet Shouldn’t Eat

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    8 Things Your Pet Shouldn't Eat | Real Simple



    Don’t Feed These to Fido


    You may share your backyard and even your bed, but it’s probably best to avoid sharing a meal with man’s best friend, or any other pet for that matter. Listed here, from most (1) to least (8) dangerous, are common foods and drinks that make pets sick. If you think your dog, cat, or bird has consumed one of these items and you are concerned, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (888-426-4435).


    1. Chocolate


    Why: Stimulates the nervous system and the heart.
    Poisonous to: All species, but dogs are most likely to eat dangerous quantities.
    Possible effects of poisoning: Vomiting, increased thirst, restlessness, agitation, increased or irregular heartbeat, increased body temperature, tremors, seizures.



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    2. Grapes, Raisins


    Why: Damage the kidneys.
    Poisonous to: Dogs, cats.
    Possible effects of poisoning: Increased thirst, increased urination, lethargy, vomiting.







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    3. Garlic, Onions


    Why: Damage red blood cells, causing anemia.
    Poisonous to: Cats, dogs.
    Possible effects of poisoning: Vomiting, red-colored urine, weakness, anemia.





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    4. Xylitol

    (Found in sugarless gum.)

    Why: Causes increased insulin secretion, resulting in lower blood sugar levels.
    Poisonous to: Dogs.
    Possible effects of poisoning: Vomiting, lethargy, lack of coordination, seizures, jaundice, diarrhea.


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    5. Alcoholic Drinks

    Why: Depress the nervous system.
    Poisonous to: All species.
    Possible effects of poisoning: Vomiting, disorientation, diarrhea, lethargy, lack of coordination, difficulty breathing, tremors, coma, seizures.


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    6. Raw Yeast, Bread Dough

    Why: Forms gas in the digestive track; fermentation of yeast causes alcohol poisoning.
    Poisonous to: All species, but only dogs typically ingest it.
    Possible effects of poisoning: Distention of abdomen, vomiting, disorientation, diarrhea, lethargy, lack of coordination, difficulty breathing, tremors, coma, seizures.


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    7. Macadamia Nuts

    Why: Cause muscle and nervous-system problems.
    Poisonous to: Dogs.
    Possible effects of poisoning: Vomiting, lethargy, weakness, increased body temperature, tremors.


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    8. Avocados

    Why: Contain persin, which damages the heart muscle.
    Poisonous to: Most species―birds are especially sensitive.
    Possible effects of poisoning: Vomiting, diarrhea (in dogs), lethargy, difficulty breathing (in birds and rodents).


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