More Toxic Items To Keep Away From Fido (Or Fifi)

Today we want to continue our talk about a recent blog we made concerning the human foods that are toxic to your dog or cat.

The items listed in that blog regarded chocolate, alcohol, avocado, corn on the cob, grapes and raisins, stone fruit seeds, onions, chives, and yeast. Interestingly, you will find that both your cat and dog are allergic to all of these items. Whilst this list is important it was not conclusive.

Other items humans consume that you should not feed your pet are:

Coconut Oil

Whilst coconut oil, milk and water will not likely cause serious illness, It has been suggested that these items may cause stomach upsets and loose stools and they should be treated accordingly.

Citrus

Every part of the citrus is permeated with citric acid. It is important to discourage your dog or cat from chewing on the fruit, its skins, and the leaves and stems itself.

Milk and Dairy

As with humans, you will find that most cats are lactose intolerant. All forms of milk and dairy should be kept to a minimum.

Raw Undercooked Meat, Eggs and Fish

If you can be absolutely certain your eggs do not contain salmonella or E.coli they are safe for your dog or cat. If in doubt – don’t. Likewise with raw meat and raw fish but BE CERTAIN.

Cooked bones

There is a lot of evidence out there that cooked bones can splinter more easily and therefore cause injury to your pet’s mouth or digestive tract. Raw chicken bones such as a wing, on the other hand, can be beneficial for growing teeth, keeping them strong and clean.

Salt and Salty

If too much salt is taken into the system an electrolyte imbalance may develop. Signs may include excessive thirst and urination, vomiting, seizure, high temperature, depression, diarrhoea, and tremors.

String

Okay you got us! People don’t eat string…. But your dog and cat do!

It seems like a good idea at the time to tie a toy to something with a bit of string. There is nothing a kitten or puppy likes more than playing pounce on it! If you don’t keep an eye on hat string it can disappear quicker than you realised and it will become tangled in the digestion tract.

We hope this helps keep you informed on how to care for your pet. If you have any questions at all give Durack Pet Motel a call!