You and Your Pet
Potentially Dangerous Foods

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Pets have sensitive stomachs and gastrointestinal tracts. While many pet owners think by feeding their beloved pet table scraps is showing affection, it may actually cause a serious medical reaction. There are numerous “human” foods that cause severe stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting for pets and should be entirely avoided when possible.

The following foods are harmful to pets’ digestive tracts and overall well-being: 

  • Alcohol
  • Almonds, Walnuts, Macadamia Nuts, Pistachios
  • Avocados
  • Chicken, Meat or Fish bones
  • Chocolate and Cocoa powder
  • Citrus
  • Coffee, Tea and any substance containing caffeine
  • Dough containing yeast
  • Fat trimmings
  • Fruit seeds and pits
  • Grapes
  • Milk (may cause stomach upset)
  • Mushrooms
  • Nutmeg and other spices
  • Onions, chives, leeks and garlic (Allium family)
  • Raisins
  • Raw eggs
  • Raw or undercooked meat, chicken or fish
  • Rhubarb Leaves
  • Salt (in excess)
  • Xylitol (found in sugar free products)

If you are unsure whether a food is poisonous to your pet, please consult with us prior to feeding it to your animal. Should your pet accidentally consume one or multiple of these foods, contact our office immediately.