- 24 Nov
Harmful Foods for Pets to Avoid
The holiday season is a time for gathering with family and friends while indulging in sweets and lavish meals. During the holidays, people with digestive disorders can have a more difficult time sticking to their strict diets due to all of the cuisine temptations. Many pet owners also allow their pets to indulge during the holidays—stuffing pet stockings with goodies or perhaps offering extra scraps from the table.
But this holiday season, remember that just like there are certain foods that can make you feel ill, your pets are also susceptible to digestive problems. If your cat or dog does suffer from a digestive disease, AMP Floracel can help bring your pet relief from its symptoms. Listed below are several harmful foods for pets that should be avoided.
Milk & Other Dairy Products
Despite popular images of cats lapping up saucers of milk, your furry feline companion is inherently lactose intolerant, and the same is true for dogs. Neither species is naturally equipped with enough lactase to break down the lactose found in dairy products. Ice-cream, cheese and other dairy products can cause your pets to experience diarrhea, vomiting and lead to food allergies.
Raw Meat & Meat Bones
Don’t give in to Rover’s pitiful pleas for a rib bone or a scrap of the raw NY Strip you’re about to throw on the grill. Bones can splinter once ingested and rip your dog’s digestive track or cause choking or intestinal blockage. Uncooked beef, poultry or fish can possibly transmit E. coli to your furry friend.
You might think that giving your dog or cat alcohol will be funny, but in fact, you’re putting your pet’s health at risk. Depression of the central nervous system, vomiting, diarrhea, coordination problems, tremors and breathing issues are some of the possible side effects your pet could experience as a result of drinking a bowl of alcohol.
If you’re baking bread from scratch, place your rising dough out of reach from your pet. Most people don’t consider that yeast dough can cause disastrous results if a cat or dog gets ahold. If the yeast dough is still expanding when digested, it can rupture your pet’s stomach or intestines as it continues to expand!