What Life Is Like Before And After You Get A Dog, In 9 Comics

Getting a dog will change your life.

While you were once a dedicated food Instagrammer, life after dog means your feed is now overflowing with your pooch doing just about everything. Your paycheck is now spent on very different things than life B.D. (before dog), and as for your car? Well, you never expect the seats to be clean again. 

You’ll undoubtedly find that the mess and the money is all worth the unconditional love and joy your dog offers every single day. In the comics below, illustrator John Huang captures the beautiful life he shares with his golden retriever Maimai. All dog owners are sure to relate.

  • 1 A Leisurely Dinner After Work
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  • 2 The Status Of Your Car
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  • 3 The Status Of Every Fluffy Thing You Own
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  • 4 Where Your Money Goes
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  • 5 Your Feelings Toward Other Animals
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  • 6 Your Camera Roll
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  • 7 What Your Home Tends To Look Like
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  • 8 The Lifespan Of Your Electronics
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  • 9 What You Do For Fun
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Dangerous Food For Dogs And Cats

Dangerous Food For Dogs And Cats

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Booze
Your pet’ssmaller size makes the animal incredibly sensitive to alcohol, so it’s important not to leave any where your cat or pooch could lap it up. Intoxication could lead to vomiting, loss of coordination, disorientation and stupor. “In severe cases it can cause coma, seizures and death,” according to Best Friends Animal Society.

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Booze
Your pet’ssmaller size makes the animal incredibly sensitive to alcohol, so it’s important not to leave any where your cat or pooch could lap it up. Intoxication could lead to vomiting, loss of coordination, disorientation and stupor. “In severe cases it can cause coma, seizures and death,” according to Best Friends Animal Society.
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Chocolate
Chocolate contains two toxins, caffeine and theobromine, that are part of a group of chemicals called methylxanthines. All real chocolate is made from these toxins, though dark chocolate, baker’s chocolate and cocoa powder tend to have higher concentrations. These chemicals are bad for your cat and dog because they stimulate the heart and the nervous system. According to a group of experts at Best Friends Animal Society, “The signs of toxicity can range from vomiting, increased thirst, abdominal discomfort and restlessness to severe agitation, muscle tremors, irregular heart rhythm, high body temperature, seizures and death.”
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Dairy
As delightful as the image of a kitten lapping up a saucer of milk may be, dairy products are a no-no for grown cats. Cats can be lactose intolerant, just like us, and should not be exposed to lactose once they’ve stopped nursing on their mother’s milk.

Dogs are also sensitive, and may experience symptoms like gas, diarrhea and vomiting if they consume too much dairy.

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Caffeine
Like chocolate, coffee contains caffeine and can cause a lot of serious health issues in cats and dogs. Pets who consume an excess of coffee, or any caffeine for that matter, may experience vomiting, diarrhea, polyuria (or excessive urination), polydipsia (excessive thirst), hyperactivity, rapid heart rate, rapid respiratory rate, hypertension, weakness, cardiac arrhythmia, tremors, seizures, and coma, Best Friends says. In worst cases, death may result from cardiac arrhythmia or respiratory failure.
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Onions And Garlic
Onions contain a compoundcalledthiosulfate,which can be harmful to you cat or dog’s red blood cells. Be mindful of dishes that may contain these listed foods; for example, tomato sauce or stir fry might use onion as an ingredient.
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Avocado
Avocado can disturb your pet’s tummy, and lead to scary symptoms like breathing problems, chest fluid build up and choking (some animals may swallow the fruit’s large pit).
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Xylitol
Xylitol,a low-calorie sugar substitute sourced from the Birch tree, ismore than 100 times more toxic to dogs than chocolate. It can cause low blood sugar, seizures, liver failure and even death. The ingredient is used in many sugarless products like gum and candies. Make sure to read the labels closely and keep anything containingingredient out of your pet’s reach.
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