Food is always tempting for your pet either its cat food or some other animal’s food or even human food but it’s not necessary that all tempting things are beneficial too. Some human foods can have dreadful effects on your furry friend. So you need to be aware of the effects of different human foods on your pets. Let petshub.pk introduce you to all such kind of human foods and their impact on your adorable pet.
Human Medicines, if taken without a physician’s prescription or in the wrong dosage can be proved harmful for humans as well but on pets, it does have disastrous effects for sure. NSAIDs, ibuprofen and other human medicines can cause vomiting, loss of appetite and diarrhoea in pets and in some serious cases it can lead to liver and kidney toxicity, stomach ulcers and bleeding too.
Most of the fruits contain seeds and some might even have small seeds like oranges and grapes that might be a choking hazard for your pet. Other than the seeds fruits also contain chemicals that might interfere with your pet’s digestive system and might cause diarrhoea, vomiting or constipation.
Sweets and Candies:
All sweets and candies contain a sweetening chemical known as Xylitol. Xylitol releases a hormone known as insulin which breaks down sugar in your body hence Xylitol might cause hypoglycemia in your pet which can result in vomiting, fatigue and lack of coordination and can be proved fatal for your pet.
It is commonly observed that bones are kept for pets, especially dogs but unfortunately, this practice is wrong. Bones can be proved harmful for your pets, especially the cooked ones as they have sharp and blunt edges which can damage your pet’s throat and digestive tract and might also cause external injuries.
Generally, the vet warns the pet owner about the effect of nuts. Nuts contain high-fat contents especially macadamia nut. Within 12-24 hours of nuts consumption, you might observe general weakness, joint pain, diarrhoea and vomiting in your pet which might further lead to dehydration and other worst health conditions.
Chocolates are definitely everyone’s favourite but unfortunately, they work as a poison for your pets especially dogs and if given in high amount can cause death. It can cause vomiting, hyperactivity and abnormally high heartbeat and same is the outcome of consuming caffeine.
Milk & Dairy products:
One of the most common mistakes is giving milk to your pets, especially cats. Milk contains lactose and cats and dogs are lactose intolerant, which means they don’t have the enzyme to digest lactose and hence it causes diarrhoea and other digestive issues in cats and dogs.
Garlic and Onions:
Garlic and onions are commonly used vegetables in households, and their peelings often end up scattered around. However, many pet owners are unaware of the potential dangers these substances can pose to their pets. Onions and garlic contain chemicals that can cause stomach and intestinal inflammation and irritation in pets. In a few cases it could interfere with the red blood cells, leading to anaemia in your pets. It is harmful to both cats and dogs but can be proven more fatal in cats.
All the above-mentioned foods can cause harm to your furry friend so you need to be careful and in case your pet consumes any of the above foods you can call at our helpline number 0306-0357535 to consult online with our vet or guidance from qualified vets at petshub.pk.