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5 Toxic Foods to Avoid Feeding Pets
From backyard barbecues to pool parties and other party-oriented gatherings, celebrations are a chance for our dogs and cats to be exposed to foods that pique their curiosity: juicy baby back ribs, heavenly smelling burgers, buttered fish, and other drool-worthy treats. While you think you may be inviting your pet to eat something here and there, you may be accidentally poisoning your furry companion. To avoid a weekend veterinary emergency room visit, keep these popular foods out of reach of your pet. 1. Alcohol Alcohol is rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream and quickly affects pets. Pets can easily be drawn to a glass of wine, beer, or especially sangria left on the floor during a party. Drinking alcohol can cause dangerous drops in blood sugar, blood pressure, and body temperature. Poisoned animals can experience seizures and respiratory failure. Desserts that contain alcohol or dough that contain yeast are often the unknown culprits. 2. Fat and Bone Trimmings Table scraps often contain meat fat that a human did not eat as well as bones. Both are dangerous for dogs. Fat extracted from meat, both cooked and raw, can cause pancreatitis in dogs. And while it seems natural to give a dog a bone, a dog can choke on it. Bones can also splinter and cause an obstruction or lacerations to your dog's digestive system. Have a lidded trash cans or a sealable trash bag readily available so your pet can't snoop for debris or bones. Be sure to ask children and other partygoers to not throw chicken, pork, turkey, or rib bones on the bottom, as they're going to be easily accessible to your pets. 3. Fatty Foods Foods high in fat can cause vomit and dysentery. Pancreatitis often follows the ingestion of fatty flour in dogs. Certain breeds such as miniature schnauzers, Shetland sheepdogs, and Yorkshire terriers appear to be more susceptible to a pancreatitis attack than other breeds. Fight the temptation to share leftover fast food, junk food, or foods cooked in fat, such as hamburgers, hot dogs, ribs, steak, pork chops, and fried chicken with your dog. 4. Garlic Onion Dogs Onions and Garlic Onions and Garlic Onions are a popular barbecue item, frequently used in burgers, cut as a condiment for hot dogs, deep-fried as a snack, and used as an ingredient in egg salads, salads, and sauces, to name a few. . Onions contain an ingredient called thiosulfate that is toxic to cats and dogs. Ingesting onions, onion powder, or even cooked onion causes a condition called hemolytic anemia, which is characterized by damage to red blood cells. In other words, onion toxicity can cause red blood cells circulating in your pet's body to explode. A small amount is often toxic to your dog or cat. Garlic, chives, and leeks are also part of the Alliums family and are poisonous to both dogs and cats. Garlic is a common ingredient used in hamburgers. It is considered to be approximately five times more potent than onions, causing oxidative damage to red blood cells and stomach upset (e.g., Nausea, oral irritation, drooling, abdominal pain, vomiting, and diarrhea). Onion and garlic poisoning may have a late onset and clinical signs might not be apparent for several days. Immediate veterinary attention is recommended. 5. Raw Fish Meat Raw meat and fish It is one thing to properly prepare and feed your pet a raw food diet; another is if your pet surfs and eats raw meat or fish that has not been handled with care. Raw meat and fish, like raw eggs, can contain bacteria that cause gastrointestinal disorder. Keep your raw meat and fish in an area where your pet cannot unknowingly help himself to a toxic substance. Certain types of fish, such as salmon, trout, tarpon, or sturgeon, may contain a parasite that causes "fish disease." If left untreated, the disease can be fatal within 2 weeks. The first signs of illness are vomiting, fever, and enormous lymph nodes. Cooking the fish thoroughly will kill the parasite and protect your dog.
The Christmas Latte to Rule Them All
I've talked about this cafe before, and I'll talk about it again. All That Sweets is hands down my favorite dessert cafe on Earth. Watch my video review here or read below^^ Today I went alone so I passed on a slice of the strawberry shortcake but look how adorable is it! Their cakes are always light and creamy, though the flavors change daily! I've seen chocolate, vanilla, and even kiwi cakes. Instead I opted for one of their amazing macarons. Because I came late in the day, my only option was the chocolate raspberry "merry xmas" heart macaron, but I probably would have chosen that anyway. These flavors also vary with the season but every single one I've ever tried has been absolutely delicious. But of course, the star of the show is my Christmas Tree Latte <3 Their lattes are amazingly intricate, and they have a dozen of them on the menu at all times. The homemade (delicious) whipped cream is covered in melted chocolate, sprinkles, and meringue cookies. I seriously thought I hated meringue until I tried these babies. Now I can't get enough! They sell these for the month of December, and then usually move on to make snowflake or other winter themed lattes. All year 'round they offer rose, raincloud, and even coral styled lattes! This year they also introduced a gingerbread man latte that I was tempted to get, but I had to stick to my traditional tree :) You can also find me here: Tumblr Instagram Twitter Facebook SnapChat: cari.cakez
Red Velvet Goes Naked
You can call this a Valentine wedding cake or simply the best vision of red velvet gone naked that you will ever see! Photographed by Cape Town and destination wedding photographer, Jilda G, you can see just how visionary this cake really is! You've got the hot naked cake trend happening, plus the bliss of all that rich decadent red velvet cake that's been iced with just-as-epic cream cheese frosting! OH MY!!!!! Keep scrolling to see Alton Brown's FIVE STAR recipe via Food Network! Ingredients 13 1/2 ounces powdered sugar 12 ounces cream cheese, room temperature 3 ounces unsalted butter, room temperature 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract Pinch kosher salt Directions Using a stand mixer, combine the cream cheese and butter on medium speed, just until blended. Add the vanilla and salt and continue beating. On low speed, add the powdered sugar in four batches, beating until smooth. Refrigerate for 5 to 10 minutes before using. Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown, 2011, via Food Network Not feeling cake for your wedding (or for Valentine's Day)? Then make something just as magical: Red Velvet Cheesecake Cookies! This comes from a fellow Vingler, @popcoco98. Click here to be directed to the recipe automatically! For all my beauty queens out there, I'd like you to take a break from the makeup (for just a second) and get hyped for these babies. Tagging you because there is a STRONG correlation between loving makeup and loving red velvet treats. LOL @jordanhamilton @kaminisingh @TessStevens @mikayla @ChelseaHeyes @QueenYuki @KyotieWolf @Donnas @ImUrBestFriend @galinda @Bekka @RaquelArredondo @jazziejazz @rmayra1 @prgurl4u2envy @DemiP @alannasofia