Is people food safe for your pets?

Pets and People Food: Eating safely

HOUSTON, TX (KPRC/NBC News) - Despite warnings from veterinarians, people love feeding their pets table food.

The Houston Humane Society explains which foods are actually OK to share and which should be considered forbidden for the sake of the animal’s health:

Dogs and cats can enjoy these treats:

  • Carrots
  • Apples
  • White rice
  • Fried egg with no seasoning

Dogs and cats should not have:

  • Alcohol
  • Avocados
  • Chocolate
  • Onion
  • Cinnamon
  • Garlic

Dogs should never eat:

  • Grapes
  • Raisins

Your pet may get sick immediately or up to days later, and it could be fatal. Signs that something is toxic to your pet include: weakness, vomiting or trouble breathing.

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