Autumn is here, and with it comes the need for pet owners to be aware of toxic foods that can harm their furry friends. Thats’s why we’ve put together a list of some common autumn foods that can be harmful to your pets.

Grapes and Raisins

Grapes and raisins can cause kidney failure in dogs, and even small amounts can be toxic. Symptoms of grape or raisin poisoning may include vomiting, diarrhea, and lethargy.


While avocados may be a healthy food for humans, they contain a substance called persin that can be toxic to dogs and cats. Ingesting avocado can cause vomiting and diarrhea in pets. The Avocado nut if ingested can also cause blockages.

Garlic and Onions

Garlic and onions can damage red blood cells in dogs and cats, leading to anemia. Symptoms of garlic or onion poisoning may include weakness, vomiting, and breathing difficulties.


Chocolate contains a substance called theobromine that can be toxic to pets, particularly dogs. Ingesting chocolate can cause vomiting, diarrhea, tremors, and seizures.

Autumn Tip: Keep an eye on fallen leaves:

While fallen leaves may seem harmless, they can pose a choking hazard or cause intestinal blockages if ingested by pets.

By being aware of these toxic foods and their potential harm to pets, you can help ensure that your furry friends stay healthy and happy this autumn season. Remember to always check the ingredients before feeding your pets anything new and be vigilant about keeping harmful substances out of their reach.

Remember, if you are unsure about certain foods, you can always contact your friendly local Fur Life Vet. 

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