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Posted on 12-26-2017

What Food Is Harmful To My Pet?

Answers form Our Wichita Falls Veterinarian

toxic foor for pets

You know your dog and cat shouldn’t have chocolate, but there are so many other foods that can be equally as toxic for pets. If you’re the type who often lets your pet enjoy table food at the dinner table, it’s time to stop this habit.

Why It’s Important to Watch Your Pet’s Food

Some human foods can be deadly to your pet, leading to breathing, digestion, or heart rate conditions. Even if an instance of eating such a food isn’t deadly, it can result in a panic over your pet’s health and a quick trip to the vet. All of that is quite stressful but also absolutely avoidable.

Foods That Are Harmful to Your Pet

To ensure your pet is eating what they should, restrict the following foods:

•Flavored yogurt

•Turkey skin and fat

•Canned tuna

•Uncooked, shelled shrimp

•Uncooked salmon

•Macadamia nuts

•Ice cream

•Large portions of ham

•Onions and garlic

•Raw eggs

•Corn on the cob

•Cinnamon

•Chocolate

•Large portions of cheese

•Large portions of bread

•Almonds

It’s not that you must refrain from offering your cat or dog any human food. As you can see from the above list, restraint is key. Also, some human foods, such as plain yogurt, grains, fish, quinoa, pork, popcorn, peanuts and peanut butter, honey, and coconuts are actually good for dogs.

That said, if you have any questions or concerns about what your pet eats, it’s smart to keep them strictly on a diet of pet food. Also, you can always call your veterinarian in Wichita Falls with further questions.

What to Do If Your Pet Gets into Harmful Food

If your cat or dog has gotten into food they’re not supposed to eat, you need to bring them in to a veterinarian in Wichita Falls immediately. Here at Callfield Companion Animal Clinic, we can recommend a pet toxicity treatment. 

Our other services are heartworm treatment, senior pet care, pet surgery, microchipping, pet dental care, spaying and neutering, diagnostics, emergency care, pet boarding, and wellness care.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Wichita Falls Veterinarian

Call us at 940-692-7000 or bring your pet in to Callfield Companion Animal Clinic on 4304 Callfield Road.

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