As the holiday season sets in, you’ll want to be sure you keep these deadly holiday foods away from your dog. Take a look these sneaky foods that could be harmful or even deadly to your animals around the holidays.
1. Macadamia Nuts
Is your home stocked up with nuts for the holiday season? If so, keep nuts completely out of reach as they are toxic to dogs. If ingested by your canine friends, it can cause serious fatigue, vomiting, and loss of coordination. The level of toxicity varies depending on the amount consumed.
2. Bread Dough
Did you know you that uncooked bread can give your dog alcohol poisoning? Yes, it’s true, when raw dough is consumed it quickly expands in the stomach, which causes severe abdominal pain and upset stomach. Keep your pooch happy and healthy by storing raw dough in a safe place.
Avoid sharing tasty holiday treats with your four-legged friends, especially toxic dessert items like chocolate. Chocolate poisoning also known as theobromine poisoning is a serious threat to your dog’s health. The moral of the story, never give your dogs chocolate.
Forget about feeding your dog that nasty fruitcake no one seemed to touch during the holidays. For both dogs and cats, eating any food items that contain raisins, nuts, or even grapes could be deadly. Don’t feed your dog table scraps!
When preparing your holiday dishes, make sure your dog doesn’t eat any food that’s accidentally dropped on the kitchen floor. Common food items like onions are very toxic to dogs. Give your dog a bone while you cook to keep him or her out of the kitchen.
As if the holidays aren’t stressful enough, the last thing you want to be dealing with is a sick puppy dog. Rewarding your dog with a slice of ham on the holidays may seem like a good idea, but it’s actually very dangerous. Life-threatening conditions like pancreatitis and bloat can be caused as a result of eating salty meats.
Seek veterinary attention right away if you think your four-legged friend has consumed any of the holiday foods listed above.