10 Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dog Or Cat

When you bring a dog or cat into your home, you want to treat them like a valued member of the family. It can be tempting to give them extra treats or share your food with them. That idea is perpetuated by taking home a “doggy bag” from a restaurant as well as how we see pets portrayed in movies and television shows.

While with some foods it is perfectly fine to share, there are foods that can lead to serious health problems or even death in your pet. Many commonly thought of “treats” are instead foods that are dangerous for your dog or cat. These two lists include foods to avoid for both dog and cat owners.

Five Foods to Avoid for Dogs:

Zylitol

Zylitol is a sweetener that can be found in baked goods, gum, and some diet foods. If your dog eats something containing Zylitol, it can cause a drop in blood sugar. If you think your dog has gotten into something with Zylitol, here are some early symptoms to look out for: vomiting, coordination problems, and lethargy. If not treated, this can lead to seizures and liver failure within a matter of days.