The Dark Side to 2 Common Pet Food Ingredients

The Dark Side to 2 Common Pet Food Ingredients

What would you say if I told you that some pet food ingredients commonly eaten by dogs- if eaten to excess, could do some serious harm?   Monkey See, Monkey Do It is easy to see a pet food product on the shelf, and believe that all the ingredients in it are 100% safe for you to give to your pet whole. Do your own research on homemade and people foods before giving them to your pets. Human Foods As the colder months set in, I become a glutton for warm apple cider with a cinnamon mixing stick. Cinnamon sticks commonly found in stores are made of cassia cinnamon. Cassia cinnamon contains measurable levels of courmarin that can be damaging to the health of your pooch. mysza831 / Foter / CC BY   Apple stems, seeds, and leaves, etc contain cyanide, which is also toxic to dogs. Check it out. Learning the Facts Cinnamon Rarely, skin irritation can occur inside the mouth of a cinnamon sensitive pet. A large quantity of cinnamon powder (greater than 1 tsp.), or a small amount of essential oil is dangerous for your pet. Find out more about toxic side effects of cinnamon at Pet Poison Helpline.   Apples Apple seeds, stems and leaves contain cyanide, and large amounts ingested can also harm your pet. For more information about poisoning from apples, visit ASPCA. My dog just had a seed, I’m scared! Remember that a large quantity of seeds is necessary to really harm your pet. Many of the true dangers of apples and cinnamon come from an excessive amount of accidental consumption. Contact Your Veterinarian ASAP If you believe your pet has accidentally ingested...
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