Super Bowl parties are a great time to get together with other people to celebrate, have fun, and of course eat lots of good food. But what could be good to you is not for your pets.


PetMD put together a list of 5 foods that you would find at your Super Bowl party that can be dangerous to your cats and dogs.

  1. Alcohol - Just a few ounces of beer, or any type of alcoholic drink, can cause ethanol poisoning. Signs of poisoning include involuntary urinating, hypothermia, slowed breathing, and even heart attacks.
  2. Chicken Wings - This goes without saying that your pet can choke on the bone but also wings are filled with salt, which can be very harmful to dogs and cats. Too much salt can cause high blood pressure and can contribute to kidney and heart disease.
  3. Chocolate - Your pet has to eat a lot of chocolate for it to be harmful but chocolate contains a compound called theobromine that can be poisonous. It's especially found in chocolate chip cookies and brownies. Chocolate poisoning can cause heart arrhythmias, muscle tremors, and seizures.
  4. Soda -  Caffeine can cause your dog or cat to suffer from restlessness, breathing issues, heart palpitations, and muscle tremors.
  5. Guacamole - Too much garlic and onions can cause gastrointestinal issues, elevated heart rate, and red blood cell damage. While too much avocado can lead to vomiting, diarrhea, and lack of stool production.

Have fun and eat lots of good food but don't forget about your furry family members because we love them too and don't want anything bad to happen to them :)