Foods That Are Toxic To Your Pet

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Though we love to spoil our pets, sometimes even occasionally with a few table scraps, it’s important to know which foods we should not be feeding our animals. Below you will find a list of toxic foods for dogs and cats, as listed by The Humane Society of the United States. While this list may not be all-inclusive, it will provide you with some of the information that you need to be the best caregiver that you can be to your four-legged family members.

Foods To Avoid

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Apple seeds
  • Apricot pits
  • Avocados
  • Cherry pits
  • Candy (particularly chocolate—which is toxic to dogs, cats, and ferrets—and any candy containing the toxic sweetener Xylitol)
  • Coffee (grounds, beans, and chocolate-covered espresso beans)
  • Garlic
  • Grapes
  • Gum (can cause blockages and sugar-free gums may contain the toxic sweetener Xylitol)
  • Hops (used in home beer brewing)
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Moldy foods
  • Mushroom plants
  • Mustard seeds
  • Onions and onion powder
  • Peach Pits
  • Potato leaves and stems (green parts)
  • Raisins
  • Rhubarb leaves
  • Salt
  • Tea (because it contains caffeine)
  • Tomato leaves and stems (green parts)
  • Walnuts
  • Xylitol (an artificial sweetener that is toxic to pets)
  • Yeast dough

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