Dangerous Foods for your Dog and Cat. Irma Bacinovic 10-12 Lab TA. Cats And Dogs: CHOCOLATE. Large quantities Coma and Death Lesser quantities Gastrointestinal problems including diarrhea Degree of toxicity depends on weight of animal as well as type of chocolate
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Dangerous Foods for your Dog and Cat Irma Bacinovic 10-12 Lab TA
Cats And Dogs: CHOCOLATE • Large quantities • Coma and Death • Lesser quantities • Gastrointestinal problems including diarrhea • Degree of toxicity depends on weight of animal as well as type of chocolate • Semi-sweet and Bakers chocolate = worst • Have larger quantities of THEOBROMINE • Cardiac stimulant
Cats and Dogs: GRAPES & RAISINS • Unclear cause • Small amount causes damage to the kidneys • 24 hours after ingestion
Cats and Dogs: ONIONS • Destroys animals red blood cells • Leads to: • Anemia • Weakness • Breathing difficulties • Poisoning occurs a few days after the onion is eaten • Cats more susceptible • Garlic less toxic than onions
Cats and Dogs: AVOCADOS • Contains PERSIN • Damage heart and lungs • Toxic also to other animals
Cats: DOG FOOD • Only cat food is formulated to meet the nutritional requirements • Cats require more: • protein , B vitamins, niacin, vitamin A and fatty acids • Cats also require an amino acid called taurine, an essential part of their dietary makeup, as they cannot produce this substance themselves.
Dogs: MACADAMIA NUTS • Cause: • Gastrointestinal upsets • Lethargy • Vomiting • Muscle tremors • Stiffness
Dogs: MUSHROOMS • Variety are toxic • “Backyard mushrooms” • Pluck if they sprout on the lawn • Known to be toxic to canines • Cause: • Shock and Death • Effect differ depending on type ingested
Bonus Questions • What is the harmful compound in chocolate? • What is the toxic component in avocados? • One reason why cats should not be fed dog food?