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Foods Toxic to Pets - Yeast Bread Dough

By December 3, 2012

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Rising Dough by ella novak on FlickrDough that has yeast in it poses a hazard to pets who consume it in large quantity. The risks are two-fold.

The first risk is that the dough may rise after ingestion, causing intestinal obstruction. Secondly, the yeast can ferment sugars, creating a secondary problem of ethanol (alcohol) poisoning in the animal.

Ahna Brutlag DVM and Justine A. Lee DVM DACVECC of Pet Poison Helpline detail the case of "Shorty" the cat who ingested yeast bread dough.

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Image: Rising Dough by ella novak on Flickr


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