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    Leftovers harmful for pets

    Articlecat health and wellbeingTuesday 29 November 2011

    A new study suggests a significant amount of British pet owners are unaware of the dangers of giving animals leftovers. Pet owners have been advised against feeding their animals leftovers, as they can cause sickness.

    Research carried out by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) revealed that about 35 per cent of pet owners give their cats and dogs human treats, according to the Daily Telegraph. Fruit, leftovers and milk topped the three most common items fed to animals, despite these all being potentially harmful to cats and dogs. People do not realise that seeds and stones from fruit can be poisonous, while human food often contains too much sugar and salt. Owners were advised against providing milk for their animals, as this can cause diarrhoea and stomach upsets.

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