Common Food Hazards During 4th July Celebrations
It is traditional for 4th July to be a day of celebration, and this invariably means some sort of food. Be it a BBQ in your backyard, a picnic in the park or just a whole heap of your favorite tasty treats, sharing food with friends and/or family is part and parcel of most 4th July traditions. While highly enjoyable for us, veterinarians often
Here are some of the most common food and food-related hazards you need to be aware of this
Don’t feed scraps to your pets
It is very tempting for us to share our food with our pets, particularly when we are eating something particularly tasty or that is considered a treat. However, many human foods are simply not safe for animal consumption, and in
Some of the human food that is toxic to animals includes:
- Grapes and raisins
- Onions and garlic
- Gum and candies containing sweeteners such as Xylitol
- Corn on the cob
Be careful when feeding your pet meat
Most owners think that sharing a little meat with their pet is totally harmless. Nevertheless, you should still use due care and attention when feeding your own meat to your pets.
Undercooked meat can be just as dangerous to animals as to humans, and so if you are BBQing, anything that you suspect as being less than properly cooked should be not only discarded but put in garbage bins that are inaccessible to animals. Your pet will not be able to differentiate between cooked and undercooked sausages!
Equally, you should be very careful about bones. Even the smallest bone could potentially damage your pet’s esophagus or become lodged and cause him to choke.
Don’t leave food lying around
Discarded plates of food
Alcohol is usually flowing freely on
Ensure that your guests consider your pets too
It is all very well owners being considerate of their pets on the
These are just some of the most common food hazards facing your pet this