Keeping Your Furry Loves Safe...

Maddie McWrinkles   &    FiFi Lu

There is never a moment while I'm cooking that my two BFFFs (Best Furry Friends Forever) are not right beneath my feet anxiously awaiting a crumb to drop.  While making dinner last night and being careful not to drop any onions I began thinking of all the foods that are less than desirable, if not entirely harmful, for our furry loved ones.  I felt this would be interesting and important information to share……     (See Read More for list)

-       Chocolate/Coffee/Caffeine: can cause vomiting, abnormal heart rhythm, tremors, seizures, and more.. including deadly side affects.  Dark chocolate is also more harmful than milk chocolate
-       Onions/Garlic/Chives: puts animals at risk for gastrointestinal irritation (cats even more so than dogs)
-           Alcohol: can lead to vomiting, diarrhea, central nervous system depression, tremors, difficulty breathing
-       Avocados: may lead to vomiting and diarrhea in dogs, and congestion and difficulty breathing for birds and rodents
-       Grapes/Raisins: cause kidney failure
-         Yeast Dough: once uncooked dough is ingested it may rise and cause gas accumulation in your pet’s digestive system (the higher body temperature of our pets makes for the perfect environment for rising dough)
-       Raw Meat/Eggs/Bones: these foods may contain harmful bacteria such as Salmonella and/or E.coli. They may also lead to skin and coat irritations.  Raw bones may splinter when chewed and lodge in or puncture an animal’s digestive tract
-            Milk: our pets do not possess enough of the necessary enzyme to break down the lactose found in milk, this may lead to diarrhea, vomiting, or upset stomach

{ Your pets will Love you for knowing this information  }


  1. Thanks for posting this list. Most people only think of chocolate, but our beloved Mudge dug into the compost pile and ate bunches and bunches of old onions (silly puppy) and died that night. It was so very sad and hard to deal with. Had I known about the other foods, I would have never had them just out in the open like that.
    Pets need their people to be careful!

    Heidi @

  2. so sorry to hear about your pup :( if you ever come across additions to this list feel free to stop by and post them! such important information for us to have!

    ~ Lorna