Keep These Food Items Off Your Pet’s Menu

Keep these food items off your pet’s menu

MARCH 1, 2022

When they give us puppy eyes, it may be hard to resist but think twice before giving your pet a bite of whatever you’re having. Many foods are perfectly safe for us but they can be harmful or potentially deadly to your pets. In fact, human foods accounted for 13% of 2020’s pet poisonings. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) received most of their calls about grapes, raisins, xylitol (a common sugar substitute), onions, garlic, and protein and snack bars. 

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, you should never give your pet: 

  • Coffee grounds
  • Fatty foods
  • Tea
  • Chocolate
  • Avocado
  • Alcohol
  • Yeast dough
  • Grapes/raisins
  • Salt
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Any products containing xylitol 

You may start your day with an avocado toast, and who doesn’t like to share? But remember to be careful and not leave food lying around.

If you suspect your pet may have ingested something toxic, please contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435 immediately.