Cooking for your pet? These 7 foods are toxic!
On festive days, with lot of guests at home, it could be hard to pay extra attention to your four-legged family member. But, knowing the foods which are toxic and not serving them, shows your love towards them.
7 foods which are toxic for your pet:
- Onion and Garlic: The main ingredients used in preparing meat. Onion and garlic is very good for human but it is the opposite for your four legged friend. These make your pet’s gut very toxic. Know why? Onion and garlic damage the red blood cells of the pet. It even causes anaemia instantly when fed even in small amount. If you are planning to serve turkey for your pet, cook it for your pet separately. You know why!
- Cooked Bones: Cooked bones could be tasty but are dangerous for your pet. These bones of turkey or any meat when eaten by your pet, will splinter in the throat. It’s always better not to leave any cooked bones and food around your pet. It’s common some pets have food from your plate but train them not to do this. Training your pet is very important and know why it’s important.
- Dry Fruits: Dry fruits are very healthy for you but not for your pets! Especially macadamia nuts and walnuts are very toxic to dogs. They can lead to deadly shocks within minutes. If your pet eats nuts, there could be symptoms of vomiting, inability to stand and tremors. Rush to vet if you have any symptoms.
- Sage: The famous seasoning used in marinating turkey or any meat. It is toxic because of the essential oil content present in it. This causes stomach upset in dogs and indigestion which makes the dog very cranky for hours. This may disturb your Thanksgiving celebrations totally.
- Chocolate: Be it dark or white chocolate, the substance called theobromine in chocolate cause diarrhoea, vomiting, water retention and makes the dog very toxic. This sometimes leads to death.
- Alcohol: As the guests come in and it’s a party time, drinks will be open in every nook and corner of the house. But keep them away from pets because alcohol affects the central nervous system directly. And you know what happens next!
- Turkey Skin: Lastly, the dish of the day, turkey can be served to the furry friends for sure but in moderation! This bird’s bones are soft and as said earlier, cooked bones should not be served to dogs, the meat of the bird can be served to the pet (without turkey skin).
It could be even better if you make your happy and relaxed with a lot of play treats before you start preparing for the day. Tell us what you will do on this day to make sure your pet is safe!