Archive for June 16, 2016
It is no secret, Americans love their pets. And it is a sure thing that our pets love us back, especially our food. But no matter how cute they may look while begging for food, there are some human foods that are incredibly dangerous that we must keep away from our cats and dogs.
This is an artificial sweetener found in candy, mouthwash, toothpaste, and mints. This is harmful because it triggers a sudden release of insulin that leads to the low blood sugar disorder hypoglycemia. Within a half hour of ingestion, your pet may seem confused, tired, may vomit, and be uncoordinated. As this can cause liver damage in dogs, this can be fatal if it goes untreated.
Chocolate and Caffeine
Chocolate contains theobromine and caffeine, which are two very toxic substance