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What foods are toxic to cats

Cats are carnivores. They need protein in their diet, which most often comes from meat. Unfortunately, some foods are highly toxic to cats. Some of the most common foods that are toxic to cats are:

Raw or undercooked meats

Chocolate, candy, and baked goods

Onions, garlic, and chives

Avocados

Berries

Tomatoes

Dried beans

Peanuts

Yams and sweet potatoes

Grapes and raisins

Citrus fruits

Macadamia nuts, walnuts, and all other nuts

Whole wheat bread

Corn

Spinach

Beans, peas, and lentils

Cabbage

Broccoli

Celery

Green beans

Carrots

Anything with wheat in it

What foods are toxic to dogs?

Dogs are omnivores. They need protein in their diet, which most often comes from meat. The most common foods that are toxic to dogs are:

How do I know if a food is toxic?

Toxic foods are usually not hard to identify. However, some are hard to identify and may be mistaken for safe foods. You should always keep a list of all foods that you feed your pet and make sure that you have a list of all toxic foods that you do not feed your pet. If you are unsure if a food is toxic, it is best to avoid feeding the food to your pet.

What are the symptoms of food toxicity?

Symptoms of food toxicity in cats and dogs include:

Vomiting

Diarrhea

Lethargy

Pale gums

Behavioral changes

Weight loss

Circling

Muscle tremors

Abnormal breathing

Flatulence

Loss of appetite

What are some other causes of pet food toxicity?

There are also other causes of food toxicity in pets.

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