Friday, 9 May 2014

How to avoid food poisoning in pets

Does your pet friend suffer from food poisoning every year? According to Centre’s For Disease Control In America, nearly one out of six pets suffers from food poisoning.

Only those pet owners who have experienced pet poisoning in their pets know what I am talking about. It is not only extremely painful for the pet, but the mental agony along with the physical strain experienced by the pet parents is worth mentioning.

Having knowledge about the toxic food list helps avoid exposing the pet to the toxic chemicals which might sometimes prove detrimental to their health.

List of food items which can prove poisonous to pets:
  • Alcohol
  • Chocolates
  • Fat foods
  • Caffeine
  • Nuts
  • Mushroom
  • Onion and garlic
  • Salt
  • Raw eggs
  • Yeast dough

Symptoms of Poisoning:

  • Breathing problems
  • Loss of appetite
  • Mouth irritation or ulcer
  • Seizure
  • Rashes
  • Weakness
  • Hallucination
  • Diarrhea
  • Coma
  • Death
  • Weakness

Certain toxic substances reveal signs of poisoning immediately. While some toxic substance may take from weeks to months to years for the symptoms to surface.

The sooner a dog receives the treatment, the lesser the chances of damage to its health.

Flea treatment also a cause for poisoning:

  • Certain flea treatments are also known to cause allergy and poisoning in pets. Hence preferably one should choose a branded flea product such as Frontline Plus.
  • Those who find the branded flea products expensive can try opting for generic version of branded flea products such as Fiprofort Plus. They are not only cheap compared to branded ones but also equally effective as the branded ones.  
  • This flea product made using the same ingredients of Frontline Plus such Fipronil and (S) Methoprene has the same effectiveness in warding off fleas.

Hence instead of going for some cheap flea medications and harming the pet, a pet owner has to act with a sense of responsibility and be prudent while choosing food or flea product for his pet.
Be a responsible pet lover from this moment and your pet will love you forever.

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