7 foods you should NOT feed your dog or cat

7 foods you should NOT feed your dog or cat

Dogs and cats are now in all respects honorary members of our families, but we must be careful which treats to choose as a reward.

Dogs and cats are the most common and most widespread pets, now also in the city.The most common mistake is to humanize puppiesThey are definitely different animals in terms of character, however, when we talk about diet, they are not so different: the dog is considered by many to be omnivorous, but even if it has changed some characteristics of its intestine with the evolution, it remains predominantly carnivorous . , while the cat was and is absolutely carnivorous , without a shadow of a doubt. The most common mistake made by most owners is to humanize them, thinking that what we eat is also good for them, that not offering them, perhaps as a reward, some of our food as humans or as selfish bad guys.

We must first understand that obese dogs and cats are not well , the vet will be the first to tell you,What is good for us is not always suitable for themand above all we must understand that it is necessary to pay attention to what we feed our dogs or cats, because a food that is good for us or for us is not particularly harmful, for them could be toxic or, at times, even lethal. you are lucky you can find an animal that regulates itself and refuses foods that are not suitable for it, but it is a rarity, most of the time our pets gobble up anything, but there are foods to be carefully avoided in order not to jeopardize their health. Let’s see in detail which foods not to give to the dog or the cat.


  1. Garlic and onion. Those that are harmless flavors for us, which indeed to be honest are also good for us, for dogs and cats are toxic substances to avoid. Long- term use can cause severe anemia in both animals.
  2. Chocolate. Even chocolate is absolutely poisonous to cats and dogs, theobromine, contained in all types of chocolate, causes tremors, palpitations and heart attacks in both of them. Avoid it.
  3. Grapes and sultanas. In both cats and dogs, consumption of grapes and raisins causes kidney damage .
  4. Nuts and seeds. The nuts, seeds and kernels of fruit contain some toxic substances for our animals. Another risk is that of an intestinal obstruction .
  5. Sausages. Sausages (mortadella, salami, sausages, salted and dried products) and raw ham contain a lot of salt and a lot of fat. These foods can in fact promote pancreatitis due to the high presence of fat while, as for humans, very salty foods can represent a danger if the animal has little water available.
  6. Candies, snacks, biscuits. Common sugar is not to be considered a particular problem for dogs and cats (but still better to avoid it because it serves no purpose and makes them fat), our friends have much more problems with lactose and xylitol (diet sweetener), both often and willingly contained in industrial sweets and candies.
  7. Alcohol. This may seem trivial, but we must be very careful that our animals do not ingest alcohol at all. Neither dog nor cat possess enzymes capable of metabolizing alcoholic substances, which could cause serious consequences such as vomiting, diarrhea, loss of motor ability, central nervous system failure , tremors, breathing difficulties, metabolic imbalances and coma. In large quantities, alcohol can cause the animal to die from respiratory collapse.

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