When it comes to our pets we want to give them the best possible food and diet for their nutrition. At Savory Prime we have compiled this infographic guide to the 10 most toxic foods for pets.

Key Guide

Chocolate

Dangerous to: Dogs, Cats, Birds, and Rodents 

Most people know that chocolate is dangerous to dogs. But why?

It contains theobromide, which damages a dog’s: Nervous System, lungs, kidneys and heart.

Chocolate with the most Theobromide: 

  1. Baking chocolate or dry cocoa powder
  2. Dark chocolate
  3. Semi-sweet chocolate
  4. Milk chocolate
  5. White chocolate

Caffeine 

Dangerous to: Dogs, Cats, Birds, and Rodents 

An extension of chocolate, large amounts caffeine can be dangerous and even fatal for pets.

Most caffeinated products contain methylxanthines, which are found in cacao seeds.

Large doses can result in: Restlessness, Rapid breathing or panting, Health palpitations, Vomiting, and Tremors and Seizures

Milk

Dangerous to: Cats

This one may be more surprising – cats are actually lactose intolerant!

Most milk-based products cause…

Dehydration
Diarrhea
Digestive issues

Most pets have low amounts of

Lactose,
which helps break down sugars in milk. You can get a lactose or dairy-free substitute in most pet stores.

Macadamia Nuts

Dangerous to: Dogs

Symptoms usually appear within 12 hours of ingestion and last anywhere from 12-48 hours.

Macadamia nuts aren’t fatal, but just a handful of nuts can cause….

Weakness, Hypothermia, Joint Pain, Tremors, Vomiting

Onions & Garlic 

Dangerous to Cats

Even small amounts of these foods can easily cause damage to your kitty, no matter what form they come in:

*Cooked  *Raw  *Powdered

Onion or garlic poisoning breaks down red blood cells, which leads to…

Anemia, Weight loss, and lethargy

Avocado

Dangerous to Dogs, Birds and rodents

Avocados contain Persin, which causes illness in most types of pets.

Persin is found in an avocado’s

*Leaves  *Fruit  *Seeds  *Bark

It causes…

Congestion, Difficulty breathing, and fluid accumulation. Birds and rodents are most susceptible and can die from ingesting avocado.

Grapes & Raisins 

Dangerous to Dogs

No one knows what makes Grapes and Raisins toxic to pets. However, only 4-5 grapes can make a dog extremely sick.

Short-term symptoms include:

Vomiting, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, dehydration.

Long-Term Effects

Anuria, kidney damage, kidney failure, death

If you believe your dog has eaten grapes or raisins, it’s important to induce vomiting as soon as possible.

Alcohol

Dangerous to dogs, cats, birds and rodents.

Alcohol causes the same damage to pets it does to humans – but at a much faster rate.

Ethanol can cause rapid damage to:

Respiratory system, nervous system, blood acidity

Bones & Fat

Dangerous to dogs, cats, birds and rodents

Many people think throwing your pet a bone won’t harm them – they’d be eating it in the wild, after all. But these table scraps can be deadly for domesticated animals.

Fat or undercooked meat can cause digestive issues.

Small or brittle bones might

  1. Choke 2. Obstruct 3. Puncture dogs body

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