Written by Lee Wyatt (last updated February 17, 2009)
There is an old saying that goes something like this, "People get people food, and pets get pet food." Even though we love to treat our pets as though they are a part of the family, they still are not people. While some people may take offense at this bald statement, it does not really change the underlying fact of its truthfulness. There is a very serious reason as to why you only want to give your pet's food that has been made for them, and that is if you are not careful you could accidentally poison or hurt the furry members of your family.
It is important to consider this a rule when it comes giving your fuzzy family food. Otherwise you might innocently give them something that, while it in actuality can hurt them quite a bit. While unfortunately there is no hard and fast rule for what human foods you can give to your pets across the board, there are some food items that will definitely hurt your pet if they eat it. The ones that are listed below are just a few of the items, and should in no way be considered a comprehensive list. I have only included the ones that are most likely going to be found in the average person's home.
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