It is possible for dogs to have a vegetarian diet.
Cats are true carnivores and so must have animal protein as part of
Adult cats and dogs, like some humans, lose the ability to digest
lactose, the sugar found in dairy products. Feeding cats and dogs
milk usually results in diarrhea, never much fun to clean up.
There are products out their like "CatSip" and "Frosty Paws"
that are formulated so that pets can consume them.
Chocolate, coffee, onions, macadamia nuts, raw potatoes, grapes, and
raisins are toxic to dogs. This also means that you should keep
your pets out of coffee grounds.
You should never feed your pet
artificial sweeteners such as Nutrasweet also known as aspartame (the
blue packets), saccharin (the pink packets), Splenda also known as
sucralose (the yellow packets), acesulfame K also known as ace K or
acesulfame potassium, and sugar alcohols such as sorbitol, mannitol,
isomalt, lactitol, maltitol, and xylitol.
You should never feed your pets alcohol. They don't have
capacity to metabolize it.
Also be aware that you
should avoid feeding your pet the pits of apricots, cherries, peaches,
or nectarines. You should also avoid feeding your pet pear or