We often think of our pets as one of the family, which they are. But they are not human. Foods that are safe for us may not be safe for our pets and could be toxic to our furry friends. They have allergies just like we do. We need to be aware of what foods to avoid giving to our pets. In general, we are told not to give human food to our cats, dogs, birds and rodents. This means no table scrapes, though most of us are guilty of saving a piece of meat or some potato chips for Tabatha or Fido. We are conditioned to look into those pleading sad eyes and give in.