5 Toxic Foods to Avoid Feeding Pets
Celebrations Can Lead to Accidental Poisoning
From backyard barbecues to pool parties and other party-oriented gatherings, celebrations are an opportunity for our dogs and cats to be exposed to food that piques their curiosity: juicy baby back ribs, heavenly-smelling burgers, buttery fish and other drool-worthy goodies.
While you think you may be treating your pet to a nibble here and there, you may be accidentally poisoning your furry companion.
To avoid a visit to the veterinary ER over the weekend, keep these popular foods out of your pet's reach.
Alcohol is rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream and affects pets quickly. Pets can easily become attracted to a discarded cup of wine, beer or especially sangria left sitting on the ground during a party. Ingestion of alcohol can cause dangerous drops in blood sugar, blood pressure and body temperature. Intoxicated animals can experience seizures and respiratory failure. Desserts containing alcohol or yeast-containing dough are often the unknown culprits.
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