Pet can often manipulate us with their dreamy eyes into giving them anything they want. Cuddles, a walk on the beach or park, their favourite treats and, in some cases, food items that can prove fatal for them. Before including some unwanted items in their diet plans, inadvertently, you should discuss your pet‘s diet plans with a veterinarian or pet nutritionist.

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Here is a list of some food items you should not give to your pets:


Avocados can be dangerous for your pets as they contain persin, which can cause diarrhea and vomiting in dogs. Persin can be found in the leaves, fruit, seeds and avocados barks.

Not only dogs, but Avocados are also harmful to birds, horses, and rodents.

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Candy, gum, toothpaste, baked goods, and some diet foods are sweetened with xylitol. It can cause your dog’s blood sugar to drop and can also cause liver failure. Early symptoms include vomiting, lethargy, and coordination problems. Eventually, your dog may have seizures.  


Consumption of grapes and raisins presents a potential health threat to dogs. Their toxicity to dogs can cause the animal to develop acute kidney issues with anuria (lack of urine production). 

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Caffeine raises blood pressure and causes cardiac arrhythmias. Pets may also lose muscle control and have tremors or seizures. Caffeine can cause vomiting and diarrhea. In hindsight, vomiting may actually be a helpful side effect since it can remove some of the toxins from the body.

Macadamia nuts

Dogs who eat macadamia nuts experience weakness in their back legs, along with vomiting and diarrhea. Owing to macadamia nuts’ fatty nature, dogs, in rare cases, may experience an inflammation of the pancreas.