>For the past week, I’ve been dog-sitting my cousin’s adorable Yorkie, and whenever I’m in the kitchen, he’s there standing by eagerly awaiting any scraps that may fall to the floor. However, I don’t really know what sort of human food is okay to feed him. Naturally, when I came across a recent Business Insider video that highlights which foods you should never feed your pets, I had to watch. After all, certain ingredients that are perfectly okay for humans can be toxic to animals. Here are seven human foods that are dangerous for pets to consume.
- Macadamia nuts can cause vomiting and hypothermia in dogs.
- Lemons and limes are too acidic for animals and can cause vomiting and diarrhea.
- Onions and garlic contain an ingredient that destroys an animal’s red blood cells. This can result in anemia.
- Grapes and raisins can cause kidney failure in dogs.
- Cheese and milk. Just like humans, adult dogs and cats can be lactose intolerant.
- Chocolate—especially dark—contains theobromine, a stimulant found in cocoa beans that may cause heart problems, vomiting, and seizures in dogs.
- Avocados can cause heart problems and even death for birds, rabbits, and horses. Other animals may swallow the large pit, which isn’t digestible.
>Instead of giving your dog human food that may be harmful, give him a greenie treat to chew on.
>Have you ever had a pet get sick from eating one of the above ingredients?