Grapes - While grapes can be a delicious and hydrating treat for pet birds (though they should be given in moderation due to high fructose levels), they can be dangerous to dogs and cats. An unknown substance in the fruit, which is also still present in raisins, can lead to kidney failure.
Alcohol - Just as alcohol is toxic to humans when consumed in large amounts, even small quantities can be harmful to pets. It has the potential to wreak havoc on the nervous system and even to kill your pet.
Avocados - Avocados are a delicious and heart-healthy food us, but they can cause a number of unpleasant symptoms in dogs, such as vomiting and diarrhea. A toxin present in all parts of the fruit, persin, can kill a bird within 12-24 hours of consumption of large quantities and do serious damage even in small amounts.
Bones - Many pet parrots find the marrow of chicken bones to be a delicious and nutritious treat, but you should never allow your dog or cat to gnaw on the detritus of your dinner. The bones can splinter and cause serious internal damage to your sweet pet.
Macadamia Nuts - Macadamia nuts make a great snack for humans, but not for dogs. Although macadamia nut toxicosis is usually not fatal in dogs, it can cause very uncomfortable symptoms that may persist for up to 48 hours including weakness in their rear legs, pain, tremors and a low grade fever.
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There are numerous other foods to make sure your pet doesn't eat. For questions or to learn more about Petland Overland Park's array of safe and healthy treats for your pets, stop by or call us today at (913) 498-9814 and talk to one of our Pet Counselors!