Super Bowl Foods to Keep Away from Your Pet
With the Super Bowl being such a big celebration for a lot of us, the distractions might make it easier for your pet to get ahold of some people food. Beware, because some of those foods could cause some big problems.
Now, I'm gonna start by saying that most of this list is common sense. Pet owners typically know what they can and can't feed their pets. But, if you're having a party with a large group of people, things can sometimes get out of hand and food often gets left in reachable places. Just be a little extra cautious if these foods will be present at your Super Bowl party:
Alcohol - Even a small amount of alcohol can cause ethanol poisoning in your dog or cat. Involuntary urinating, hypothermia, slowed breathing, and heart attacks are all signs of poisoning.
Chicken Wings - The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention recently warned pet owners not to feed their pets this popular food, because it can cause intestinal obstructions. There's also a whole lot of salt in them! One chicken wing has the recommended daily amount of sodium for a 20-pound dog. An excessive amount of salt can result in high blood pressure and can contribute to kidney and heart disease.
Chocolate - No matter WHAT form chocolate is in, it's bad for your pet if they consume enough of it. Theobromine is the compound found in chocolate that is poisonous to dogs and cats, and it can cause heart arrhythmias, muscle tremors, and seizures.
Pop - Caffeine is not great for your furry friends. Caffeinated beverages (and foods) can cause restlessness, breathing issues, heart palpitations, and muscle tremors.
Guacamole - Three ingredients in guac can cause some issues for your pet. Too much avocado, garlic, and onion is known to cause gastrointestinal issues, elevated heart rate, red blood cell damage, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Be conscious of our furry friends at your Super Bowl party this weekend!
[Via Pet MD]