Grapes and Raisins Can Cause Renal Failure.

     Both cats and dogs can become incredibly ill from consuming grapes or raisins, though dogs are most at risk. The exact reason why grapes and raisins are toxic to your pets is not completely understood, but we do know that ingesting these can cause the kidneys to fail.  

Xylitol is Highly Toxic to Pets.

     Not sure what xylitol is?  Xylitol is a common sweetener. It is well documented that even low amounts of it can cause a severe drop in blood sugar and liver damage in dogs that can be life-threatening. Read your ingredient labels, and keep this far out of reach from your pets. Seek help immediately if you know your pet has consumed xylitol.

Chocolate is Toxic to Dogs and Cats.

     Most people know that chocolate is bad for dogs. But, many cat owners may not realize that it’s dangerous for the kitties too. If your pet gets into some chocolate, it’s important for you to contact your vet immediately. Your vet will also want to know how much chocolate was consumed and if it was unsweetened, milk chocolate, etc. This determines how much caffeine and theobromine the dog or cat consumed.