Nutrition : 11 Human Foods That You Should Never Feed Your Pets

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Dough

Don’t leave rising dough out and within reach. Hackett says dough will continue to rise in your pet’s gastrointestinal tract causing abdominal pain and even vomiting. Yeast enzymes also present additional health risks as they convert into sugar and produce ethanol. Symptoms may not be immediately apparent. If your pet has eaten raw dough, take them to your vet as soon as possible.

Raw Meat and Eggs

Even if you want to feed your pet a raw diet, you should probably avoid it—for everyone in the house. That’s because raw meat can make you and your pet sick. Coming in contact with raw meat can result in vomiting as well as bacterial infections including salmonella, E.coli, and listeria. Find out more about raw food diets here. Raw eggs can cause a vitamin B deficiency when eaten and can also cause skin problems for pets.

Table Scraps

According to Hackett, this is probably the most dangerous thing that owners could feed to their pets. Animals are not used to the high fat meals and scraps, and they can develop pancreatitis. Bones from table scraps can also be a choking hazard. Hackett says that dogs will work knotty bone joints down to a size they can swallow, and then the bones will get caught in their throat.

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