This blog is for informational purposes only. Please consult with a veterinarian if your pet is ill.

Friday, October 24, 2008

No No Foods for Pets

With the holidays coming up -- Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas, we can't resist giving our pets table scraps but not all people food is fit for dogs and cats.

Chocolate contains a substance called theobromine which can kill a dog or cat. The smaller the animal, the less chocolate it may take to cause illness.

Tuna fed to cats every day can cause a deficiency in vitamin B and E, leading to illness. Because tuna blocks the absorption of these vitamins you need to add supplements to their food or limit tuna treats.

Onions contain sulphur which can destroy red blood cells and cause anemia in some dogs.

Milk can cause gas and diarrhea in some pets who are lactose intolerant like people. Try a as a treat the product Catsip. It is a lactose free milk product which contains taurine to promote healthy eyes and blood vessels.


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