Human Foods That Are Not Good For Pet Animals

For animal lovers out there, we know how your pet's health has a great impact on your life. In fact, you might not regard your pet as merely pet, but already a member of the family. That is why we want to share with you some tips on what you should feed them. Some pets are not choosy when it comes to their appetite for foods and they may want to experiment and taste just everything you give to them without knowing that these foods can be harmful and be threatening to their life and health. To help owners educate them, we have list of human foods that are good and healthy for us but for our pet-family members are not

Alcohol Beverages

1. Alcohol Beverages

Some pet owners want their pet just to know the taste of every food that they eat. However, there are some beverages like those with alcohol content is a No-no for them. These alcohol content beverages can cause them depression; heavy breathing, tremors, abnormal blood acidity, vomiting, diarrhea and worst can even lead to death. Under any circumstances that you have suspected your pet had tasted an alcohol, please contact the vet immediately.


2. Avocado

Avocado is a good source of Vitamin E for humans, however, that is not the case with our pets. Sheep, goat, birds, rabbit, horse, and donkeys should not taste these as it can damage their cardiovascular system and can be fatal for them. Symptoms include swollen, edematous head and neck.


3. Any chocolate and caffeine product

The methylxanthine elements that can be found in the cacao seeds and other nuts can cause vomiting, panting, diarrhea and excessive thirst for our pet. Please be reminded that the darker the chocolate you give to your pet, the more it is dangerous to them that can even cause seizure and death.


4. Citrus Product

Essential oils and any other parts of the citrus plant have citric acid that can cause depression and irritation in the nervous system of the animals. Even minor or small amount that they have eaten can already upset their tummy so make sure that you keep those products away from your pets at home.

*******Below are videos when your pet is being poisoned****




5. Coconut 

Coconut flesh, milk, and oil should never put near with animals as they might taste it. Offering food containing coconut can upset their stomach because it contains high potassium.


6. Fresh and Dried Grapes

Until these days, it is still unsure what toxic substance contains in grapes that cause kidney failure to our pets but to our pet's best that they should not be feed with raisins or grapes especially to the dogs.


7. Dairy Products and Milk

Think about those babies that have a problem with lactose intolerance, same with pets... they simply do not possess lactase that could break down the lactose in dairy products and milk and it can upset their digestive system.


8. All Nuts

Walnuts, almonds, pecans and other nuts are high in fats and oil. That is why they are mostly avoided with teens as it can cause them pimples and acne problems but for our pets, it can rather cause pancreatitis, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Garlic, Chives Including Onions

9. Garlic, Chives Including Onions

Though there is the significant herbal use of these plants to humans to our pets it causes gastrointestinal disorder and can damage the red blood cells. Though cats can be susceptible, dogs, on the other hand, got the high potential risk of consumption of these vegetables and herbs. 


10. Raw Eggs and Uncooked Meat

Most dogs can be fed with raw meat, in fact, some feeding 1/4 kilo of raw meat to dogs can already sustain the whole day. But there are animals that are not good with it. Raw eggs contain enzymes that lessen the activity absorption of the biotin that can cause fur or coat problems to pets. If your pet is accustomed to living in wild, then it is healthy and natural to feed them with raw meat but for domesticated ones, it can cause injury and cut on their digestive tract.


11. Salty Foods

Even to humans, salty foods are not healthy but for our variations of taste, we tolerate it. However, this must not be for our pet. There are cited cases that it leads to death; minor damage includes vomiting, diarrhea, and depression to our animals so no to popcorn, snack foods such as chips, and pretzels.


12. Products With Xylitol

Xylitol is present in candies, gums, toothpaste and other bake items in order to add sweetness; but with most animal species it can lead to insulin release and may incur kidney failure. Increase release of insulin will give hypoglycemia or low sugar level. As pet owners, you will notice signs from your animals at home such as vomiting, lethargy and losing in their coordination. If not addressed properly it can lead to seizure and failure in the liver within just several days of indigestion.


13. Donut And Other Baked That Used Yeast

Leavening with yeast is just fine for us but there is significant damage to our pet's digestive organs. It can cause tummy ache and bloat and in most cases, it is life threatening! Dogs who consume yeasted foods become drunk due to the ethanol which is the by-product of yeast that gets into their stomach.

We assumed that after knowing that these foods are detrimental to your animals, you will already avoid feeding it to them. Create long and memorable years with our pet comes with feeding them the right food that is not just healthy but also nutritious for them..until our next post! :)

           ******Videos of the common foods that are harmful for pets***********

1 comment:

  1. Thanks. i think i need to check on your updates often they are educating


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