Perkins, OK (PressExposure) April 19, 2008 -- The leading online retailer of automatic pet feeders and pet supplies, [http://www.petronic.com], is trying to get the message out that people food can really harm your pets.
Veterinary clinics have noticed a rise in the number of pets that they treat for food-related illnesses. The increase in pet illness is due to the fact that animals are partaking in human foods during mealtime. Although not well known by the public, the consumption of human food to pets is potentially harmful to animals, and in some instances, can be fatal.
Foods that are especially harmful include chocolate and other foods containing caffeine, onions and garlic, milk, bones, and macadamia nuts. The reasons vary incredibly, however in the end the cause of all dangers is a result of the difference in which animals and humans process and digest foods.
The results of pets eating human foods range in extremes from light vomiting and diarrhea to possible fatality.
For instance, caffeine found in chocolate and other foods cause heart and nervous system problems in animals.
Onions and garlic damages red blood cells and causes anemia in pets.
Milk often cannot be processed in animals, resulting in bacteria, causing vomiting and diarrhea.
Bones consumed by animals can splinter and get stuck in the intestines, resulting in potentially fatal punctures and wounds.
Pets who consume macadamia nuts are often impaired with locomotory difficulties, including tremors and weakness or paralysis of the hindquarters.
The rise in food-related illnesses by pets is a clear indication that the dangers of human food consumption by animals are not understood by the masses. Petronics seeks to change this and other pet-related concerns by providing innovative pet supplies and convenient solutions to pet owners to provide a safe and comfortable life for their pets.
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