Cats, Dogs And Human Food - How Can Our Food Harm Our Pets?


Author : Paul Counts


We′re all guilty of it - giving in to those big begging eyes pleading at us for a scrap from the table during dinner. Fido knows just how to get you to concede, and most of us justify that a little won′t hurt, or we don′t even think of the potential danger at all. But the truth is that human food can be harmful to your pet, and in some cases, can be fatal. It′s important to know how certain foods can be unsafe so that you can avoid them for the sake of your animal.

Here is how a few of some of the most common "human foods" become harmful for pets:

Chocolate and other foods containing caffeine

Caffeine is one of the greatest culprits because it contains an alkaloid called theobromine. Theobromine acts as a cardiac stimulant and a diuretic, which in turn can cause a heart attack or other heart and nervou