Thursday, October 20, 2011
Gourmet Dining With Zeva
Also some human foods are very very bad for pets. Everyone knows that chocolate is bad because it contains theobromine. Thebromine can increased heart rate, overstimulate the central nervous system and constrict arteries.
If you eat theobromine you can suffer from vomiting, diarrhea and hyper behavior. It can even cause cardiac failure, seizures and death. Baking chocolate is the worst because it contains the highest amount of theobromine.
Your humans should have the telephone numbers of an Animal Emergency Hospital and Poison Control Center written down just in case.
Chocolate is not the only food that is bad for dogs. Alcohol and hops (don't drink your dad's beer!), bread dough, milk, onions, tomatoes, citrus fruits, raisins, grapes, caffeine. The list is so long it's just easier to remember to eat only good nutritious pet food. Maybe that's why begging is not allowed in our house.