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Dogs Health at Risk from Leftover Food

23 July 2014

UK - Dog owners are putting their pets health at risk by feeding them scraps of food and leftovers, according to animal experts.

Thousands of people feed their pets 'treats' from their plates, despite canine digestive systems being unequipped to process the same food as humans, reports the Daily Mail.

Kristina Johansen, a canine dietitian said pet owners good intentions are 'sadly misplaced'.

"By feeding their dog “treats” such as chocolate, grapes or, heaven forbid, a glass of wine, they are literally risking their lives.

"Some of these danger foods can be found in every-day products that you might feed your dog without thinking, such as gravy containing onions."

"It’s so easy to give your dog your leftovers, but it’s important to remember that although they are part of the family they have a completely different digestion system to humans, and so some foods that we would class as healthy can be toxic."

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