8 Things Your Pet Shouldn’t Eat

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Photo by Martin Ruegner/Getty Images

Photo by Martin Ruegner/Getty Images

He’s your best friend and frisbee buddy. She’s purrr-fectly content curled up in your lap. We love our four-legged family members so much that sometimes we cave in to those big eyes and sneak them food from the table. What you probably didn’t know is that some human foods aren’t healthy for Kitty and Fido.

Here are a few items, starting with the most dangerous, that you shouldn’t let your pet eat. If you think they’ve gotten a hold of one of these substances, call your veterinarian of the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 888-426-4435.

1. Chocolate

chocolate photo by tom grillgetty images 8 Things Your Pet Shouldnt Eat

Photo by Tom Grill/Getty Images

Chocolate is the most dangerous substance for your pets, particularly dogs who are more likely to eat dangerous amounts, because it’s a stimulant that excites the nervous system and heart. Different chocolates can have varying effects, but baker’s chocolate is noted to be the worst.

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