Dangerous Foods for Pets

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What are some of the most dangerous foods for pets?

Dangerous Foods for Pets

Because curious cats and dogs somehow always manage to get their paws on everything, having proper pet insurance in case your pet accidentally poisons himself can prevent costly hospitalization bills. For more information on signing up for pet insurance, visit PetInsurance.com.

You're right to think that your pet rummaging through your garbage is an annoyance, but it is also a serious hazard to his health. There are many human foods that we throw away that are simply deadly for pet consumption.

Next time you look in your trash, consider how easily your pet could consume these potentially lethal foods:

  • Grapes and raisins can cause kidney failure in dogs, and only a few can kill a dog.
  • Chocolate is dangerous and can cause seizures, comas and even death. It is always tempting to give chocolate to pets, but this must be avoided at all costs.
  • Nuts, especially macadamia nuts and walnuts, are toxic to dogs and can cause paralysis and kidney failures. The exception to the rule is peanut butter.
  • Tomatoes and especially tomato plants can cause heart arrhythmias.
Be on the lookout for these items, and always keep your trash covered. If your pet eats something poisonous, seek medical help from your vet. To keep veternarian bill low in the event of an emergency, sign your pet up for insurance at a reputable pet insurance company.



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