17 Foods Pets Should Avoid

While Purina, Hill's Science Diet, and Iams might be the leading makers of pet feed, people still like to give dogs and cats table scraps all the time. While most of these feeds are okay for them, there are some things that should never be given to pets. One of the best things to give dogs are D.D.S. Dental Biscuits, these not only control bad breath and tartar, but dogs love them:

1. Chocolate
Pointer #1
A one ounce square of
baker's chocolate can
cause symptoms in a
50 pound dog

Dark chocolate and Baker's chocolate is much more toxic than milk chocolate.

2. Onions

3. Garlic

Onion and Garlic are common ingredients for dog and cat treats, but are present in small amounts. Large quantities of fresh garlic and onions can be toxic.

4. Nuts
Macadamia nuts especially should be avoided.

5. Avocado
The flesh is toxic to some birds, and the pits are toxic to dogs.

6. Pear pips, the kernels of plums, peaches and apricots, apple core pips

7. Green potato peelings and green looking potatoes

8. Rhubarb leaves

9. Moldy/spoiled foods

10. Alcohol

11. Yeast dough

12. Coffee grounds, beans & tea

13. Hops (used in home brewing)

14. Tomato leaves & stems
Toxic for cats and dogs, and likely humans too!

15. Broccoli
Toxic only in VERY large quantities, small amounts okay and may be healthy.

16. Raisins and grapes
Although in most cases at least 9oz. are needed to see clincial signs, sometimes as little as a handful is needed.

17. Cigarettes, tobacco, cigars

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