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Posted on 10-31-2017

Poisonous Foods to Pets From Your Studio City Veterinarian

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At Animal Emergency Centre, your Los Angeles and Studio City emergency veterinarian, one of the most common reasons people come to us for emergency care is due to poisoning. Unfortunately, of then that poisoning comes not from traditional poisons, but from poisonous foods. Whether fed to pets on purpose by a well-meaning but poorly informed owner or on accident when a rambunctious pet gets into something not meant for him, these poisonings can have dire consequences. Knowing what foods are harmful to your pets can help you take the necessary precautions to protect them.

Common Poisonous Foods That Pets Should Avoid

Many pet owners already know about the dangers of foods like chocolate and grapes for their pets, but these are just two on a long list of potentially hazardous foods. Other foods that can be deadly to your pets include:

  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Avocado
  • Coffee and other caffeine sources
  • Alcohol
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Onions, garlic and chives
  • Raw meat
  • Unbaked yeast dough

If you regularly have these foods around the house, make sure that they are out of reach of your pet. Also, make sure that your family members, children included, are aware of the risks. Talk to your veterinarian about other potential risks in and around your home.

Call for Help at the First Sign of Poisoning

Even with the best intentions, your pets are sometimes going to get something they shouldn't have, including poisonous foods. When this happens, you need to get veterinary care right away. If your vet is closed or doesn't have any openings, you can contact the veterinary team at Animal Emergency Centre. From our location in Studio City, we can help pet owners throughout Los Angeles when dealing with poisonous foods or other emergency concerns. Call Animal Emergency Centre at 818-760-3882 for help.

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