FDA releases list of top foods to keep away from your dogs
It's hard to resist giving your dog a bite of what you're eating when they look at you with sad, wanting eyes -- but in some cases the food could do them more harm than good.
The FDA has released a list of the people foods that, when fed to dogs, present a high risk of problems.
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Raw meat is considered especially bad as it can harbor dangerous bacteria including E. coli and Salmonella.
Grapes, raisins, and currants are also best avoided due to their potential to trigger kidney failure in some dogs.
Hard though it may be, don't give fried and fatty edibles to your dog as eating them can cause pancreatitis to set in.
Also, though everyone loves a salty snack from time to time, dogs need to greatly limit their intake to keep sickness at bay.
Other items to watch out for are foods that are moldy or contain onions, chives, and garlic.
Artificial sweeteners, especially those containing xylitol, and macadamia nuts can also result in health hardships.
The FDA report notes that while cats are also sensitive to a number of these items, they tend to be pickier eaters, so often avoid them on their own.
However, vigilant monitoring of your beloved furry best friend's food intake, be they feline or canine, is advised.
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