Right and Wrong things to feed your pet.

By: Dr. Tony Luchetti, DVM

 Below is a list of certain human foods you can feed your pet, but as always the key is moderation. You don’t want more than 10% of your pet’s diet to be composed of human food. 

Lean meat like boneless/skinless chicken breast. Certain vegetables like carrots and green beans. My favorite is for owners of overweight dogs to give their pet the small baby carrots as a treat instead of the commercial treats available.Certain fruits such as berries (strawberries, rasberies, blue and blackberries) and bananas.

There are also certain foods your pet should avoid These include the following:

Chocolate/Coffee: can cause vomiting, diarrhea hyperactivity, elevated heart rate, tremors, seizures, and even death.

Avocado: can cause vomiting and diarrhea in dogs

Macadamia nuts which can cause temporary hind leg weakness, paralysis, and tremors in dogs
Grapes/Raisins: can cause kidney failure Raw yeast bread dough: can cause stomach bloat and drunkenness
Chewing gum or other products containing xylitol: can cause seizures and liver failure Onions/Garlic: can cause vomiting and red blood cell damage.