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
  • Fat Trimmings and Bones
  • Fatty Foods
  • Garlic onions dogs
  • Raw fish meat

1. Alcohol

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.