Foods that are perfectly suitable for human consumption, as well as other animals, may be toxic and even poisonous to your pet, causing a serious threat to its health and well being.
Even though your pet might be begging, or giving you that cute look, it's important to understand that not all foods are okay for your pet to consume. Not all animals are affected the same way by the foods you feed them, but would you want to take that risk?
For example, did you know that feeding your dogs grapes causes kidney insufficiency?
Some other foods that you should avoid giving your dog are raisins, chocolate, garlic, onions, chives, xylitol and avocados.
Cats are very curious and can smell, lick and eat almost anything. Flowers and plants are something to be extremely careful about. Certain plants and flowers like lilies are poisonous to cats and can immediately cause difficulty breathing.
A tricky food that people automatically think is okay for their cats to consume is milk (blame the movies). Consuming milk can cause upset stomach, skin irritation, vomiting and diarrhea.
Pet Health Network is a great source for determining which foods your pet can or cannot eat.
Emmy Award winning veterinarian, Dr. Jeff Werber, joins Dr. Mike to discuss which foods not to feed to you dogs and cats.