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Pets explore the world through their mouths, and they can end up chewing on some crazy things. So, which foods are OK for pets? Which foods pose the greatest risk? Use this list to find out.
Grapes and raisins have been associated with kidney failure in some types of dogs.
Grapes and raisins may even cause acute kidney failure in cats.
Bananas offer potassium, vitamin C, vitamin B6, manganese, biotin, and copper. Bananas are also high in sugar, so use them more as a treat than a meal — and make sure to remove the peel.
High in fiber and protein, this fruit is a great source of vitamins A and C. Do not feed your dog the core or seeds, both of which contain arsenic.
Apples are safe for cats so long as the stems, leaves, and especially seeds are removed from the apple.
With strong antioxidant properties, blueberries especially are considered a superfood for humans and dogs alike.
While cats can’t detect sweet flavors, they can appreciate the wet, juicy texture.
Pets can eat a little cantaloupe now and again, but make sure you remove any seeds.
Oranges, grapefruit, lemons, limes, etc.
Ingesting citrus fruits can cause pets to experience gastrointestinal discomfort, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Cherry pits contain cyanide, which is toxic to pets. The fruit of a cherry is considered safe.
Avocados contain persin, which may cause mild stomach upset in dogs.
Both can cause anemia, and serious damage to the red blood cells.
Both caffeine and theobromine are toxic for dogs. The darker the chocolate, the more dangerous.
Spicy foods can upset a dog’s stomach and digestive tract, and capsaicin in hot foods can cause pain in your pet’s mouth.
Wine, beer, liquor
Grapes and hops can be toxic to dogs and cats. Even the lowest amount of alcohol or fermented content can be toxic for cats.
Dairy products may upset your pet’s digestive system, which could lead to diarrhea and food allergies.
Found in gum, toothpaste, candies, etc.
Ingestion can cause a life-threatening drop in a dog’s blood sugar, as well as liver damage.
The yeast in raw dough can cause stomach expansion, resulting in tissue damage and difficulty breathing.
While cooked bread and dough are considered harmless for cats, raw yeast can kill a cat in a matter of hours.
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