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Foods to Avoid Feeding Your Pet

chocolate chips

The ASPCA published a list of dangerous food items to avoid feeding your pet. While you may have heard of many of these a thousand times, there are a few surprises on the list as well.

Take a look at the food and drink items below to make sure you avoid serving these troublesome treats to your pet(s).

Foods to Avoid Feeding Your Pet

– Alcoholic beverages
– Avocado
– Chocolate (all forms)
– Coffee (all forms)
– Fatty foods
– Macadamia nuts
– Moldy or spoiled foods
– Onions, onion powder
– Raisins and grapes
– Salt
– Yeast dough
– Garlic
– Products sweetened with xylitol

These items were found under the heading, “A Poison Safe Home”, so take extreme care when eating or drinking these items if you have pets in your home. Even if you don’t give these items to your pets intentionally, they may ingest them accidentally if food and drink is left out, or not properly put away.

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