Sunday, April 5, 2015

Coffee/Caffeine good for people. Bad news for your pets.

   Coffee and other sources of caffeine are bad news for your pets.

  Caffeine is most commonly found in coffee, coffee grounds, tea, used tea bags, soda, energy drinks and diet pills. Theobromine, a cousin chemical to caffeine is also found chocolate.

  Pets are more sensitive to the effects of caffeine than people are. While 1-2 laps of coffee, tea or soda will not contain enough caffeine to cause poisoning in most pets, the ingestion of moderate amounts of coffee grounds, tea bags or 1-2 diet pills can easily cause death in small dogs or cats.

  So if you have pets that like to snoop in the trash can. Take care with those coffee grounds and tea bags. Vet bills are not cheap.