Super Bowl Party Foods That Are Dangerous for Your Pets
If you're throwing a Super Bowl party this weekend, here are five foods that could be dangerous for your pets.
- Alcohol. Just a few ounces of beer or another alcoholic drink can cause ethanol poisoning in dogs and cats. Signs of poisoning include peeing themselves, hypothermia, slowed breathing, and even heart attacks.
- Soda. Caffeinated drinks can cause restlessness, breathing issues, heart palpitations, and muscle tremors.
- Chicken wings. The bones can cause choking or intestinal obstruction, but the salt is bad for them too. Just one buffalo wing has the daily recommended amount of sodium for a 20-pound dog. Too much salt can cause high blood pressure and contribute to kidney and heart disease.
- Chocolate. They have to eat a lot of it, but there's a compound in chocolate called theobromine that's poisonous to dogs and cats. It's in stuff like brownies and cookies too. Chocolate poisoning can cause heart arrhythmias, muscle tremors, and seizures.
- Guacamole. Too much avocado, garlic, and onion can cause gastrointestinal issues, elevated heart rate, red blood cell damage, vomiting, and diarrhea.
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