These Household Items Cause 214,000 Cases of Food Poisoning in Pets Yearly
It’s easy to think that your dog can eat whatever food you can eat yourself. But this common mistake leads to hundreds of thousands of food-poisoning cases among canines and other household pets annually, some of which are fatal.
As beloved members of the family, your dogs also deserve careful attention, especially when it comes to their diet. You may think it’s generous to hand-feed them some of those meat trimmings, but the simple act can easily turn into a nightmare once your pooch starts vomiting.
It’s better to be safe than sorry. In the following infographic, Pawstruck, a US-based retailer of all-natural dog treats, lays down clear and simple the most common household items that you should avoid feeding your dog.
Ever thought about feeding Fido those raw bones? How about that chocolate cake leftover from last night’s birthday party? Perhaps milk is okay? You may want to rethink every one of those decisions. These common household items seem harmless to you but may have catastrophic health effects on your dog.
It’s important that you make it the whole family’s shared responsibility to ensure that your dogs don’t get accidentally fed harmful food items. But in case you need to deal with the unexpected, it pays to be prepared.
Know the signs of food poisoning so you can diagnose the problem before it gets worse. This infographic shares the common symptoms that can help you tell when your pet is in trouble. Find out more below.