Toxic Foods for Pets

Toxic Foods for Pets

As pet owners, we strive to provide the best care and nutrition for our furry companions. However, sometimes foods that seem harmless for humans can be detrimental for our pets. Before visiting Amigo Animal Hospital in Westminster, CA, learn about foods that can be toxic for your cat or dog below.

Common Foods in Our Home

Certain foods that we have in our homes can highly affect our pets. Chocolate, for instance, contains theobromine and caffeine, which are toxic to dogs and cats. Grapes and raisins can lead to kidney failure, while onions and garlic can cause damage to red blood cells. Additionally, Avocados, xylitol and even certain nuts can also be harmful to pets.

Symptoms of Food Poisoning

Recognizing the signs of food poisoning in pets is vital for ensuring they get the care they needs from our emergency vet. Symptoms may include vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, difficulty breathing, seizures, and collapse. If you suspect your cat or dog has ingested a toxic substance, it's imperative to act swiftly and seek professional help.

Our Emergency Vet Services

In cases of pet poisoning, time is of the essence. Delaying treatment can worsen your pet's condition and increase the risk of complications. If your cat or dog exhibits any symptoms of poisoning or if you suspect it has ingested a toxic substance, do not hesitate to seek emergency veterinary care. Our animal hospital is equipped to handle urgent situations and can provide life-saving treatment for your pet.

Preventative Measures

The best way to protect your pet from toxic foods is through prevention. It’s important to store items like chocolate, grapes, onions, and other harmful foods securely. Not only that, but educating family members, particularly children, about the dangers of feeding pets human food can also help prevent accidents.

Contact Us for an Appointment Today!

At Amigo Animal Hospital in Westminster, CA, our team is committed to providing exceptional care for your pets. To learn more about our services or if you have concerns about your pet’s health, contact us at 894-5558. We are here to help keep your furry friend happy and healthy.

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13951 Milan St. Westminster, CA 92683

Phone: (714) 894-5558

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