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Poison Dangers for dogs and cats – Toxic food for pets

While we know it can be hard to ignore those puppy dog eyes that stare at you as you eat your breakfast, lunch or dinner. Take a second before you surrender to your adorable fur friends and consider if what they’re about to eat might be poisonous to them.

It’s important to remember to never give your pets the following:

  • Caffeine
  • Chocolate
  • Chicken bones
  • Grapes and raisins
  • Onions, garlic, and chives
  • Cooked bones (because there could be splinters and cause internal damage)
  • Macadamia nuts, almonds, walnuts and pecans

What foods are safe for dogs?

Dogs are omnivores, so a diverse diet is a good and healthy thing. It helps to ensure they’re getting a variety of vitamins and minerals. Food that is safe to feed your dog include:

  • Carrots, broccoli and cucumber
  • Human-grade raw meat
  • Blueberries, banana, mango and pineapple
  • Eggs

At PetFoodCity we only want the best and most nutritional foods for your pet. A great quality dog food is the Montego Classic range dog food. All products in the Classic range include raw materials that are classified fit for human consumption and added vitamins and minerals for sustained health. This ideal combination ensures consistently delicious flavour, digestibility and complete, balanced nutrition to satisfy the needs (and appetites) of both dogs and cats.

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What foods are safe for cats?

Cats are carnivores and require a diet mostly of meat. Food that is safe to feed your cat include:

  • Salmon
  • Cooked eggs
  • Cooked carrot and pumpkin
  • Leafy greens

Ideal cat food is the purrr-fect option for your fluffy friend, and we offer it all our PetFoodCity locations. It is formulated by a specialized animal nutritionist ensuring your cat will live a long and healthy life. This cat food, with a high animal protein content has all the essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids needed to meet your feline’s dietary requirements.

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Should your pet show any signs of poisoning, which include vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, loss of appetite, etc., consult your local veterinary immediately. Understanding what foods are safe for dogs and cats is important as it’s the best way to protect them from eating something toxic.


Visit a PetFoodCity stores in Durbanville, Brackenfell and Bellville, today and let us assist you in finding the best quality goods for your pets.

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