safe food for petsWe often feed our furry friends food we are eating, but there are some foods that are not safe for pets.  Here is a list of some unsafe and safe people foods for pets.

Safe Foods

  • Apples
  • Peas
  • Green beans
  • Unsalted, unbuttered popcorn
  • Carrots
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Zucchini
  • Squash
  • Ice chips
  • Lettuce
  • Blueberries

Unsafe Foods

  • Chocolate
  • Caffeine
  • Xylitol (common sugar-substitute used in sugar-free gum, breath mints and candies)
  • Grapes, raisins
  • Currants
  • Avocado
  • Apricot
  • Cherries
  • Star fruit
  • Mushrooms
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Chives
  • Leeks
  • Fatty Foods
  • Macadamia nuts

Please contact your local veterinarian or Pet Poison Helpline if your cat or dog has ingested any of the above unsafe foods and is showing signs of poisoning.  The sooner a poisoning is diagnosed, the easier, less expensive, and safer it is to treat.

Try out my Peanut Butter Dog Cookie Recipe.

 

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