5 Holiday Foods That Are Dangerous for Pets

November 20, 2018

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Are you ready for all the fantastic holiday foods and treats that will be around for the next six weeks or so? I know I am! Bring on Thanksgiving and all the casseroles and pies. 

While all that food may be yummy for us humans, a lot of these items can be hazardous for our pets. If your pets are going to be hanging out while you carve the turkey and deck the halls make sure they stay far away from these foods. 

1. Chocolate: Chocolate is extremely dangerous for pets especially dark chocolate. It can cause seizures and death.

2. Bread Dough: What happens before you bake bread dough? It rises! If your pets eat this, it will swell in their stomachs too causing a possible blockage. 

3. Alcohol:  You should never give your pet alcohol. No beer, wine, and no liquor. 

4. Coffee: Caffeine and pets do not mix. It causes irregular heart rates and can even cause deadly seizures.

5. Macadamia Nuts: These are extremely dangerous for dogs. Signs your dog may have accidentally eaten some include depression, weakness, vomiting, tremors, joint stiffness, and lack of coordination.

Here's to a happy holiday with no emergency visits to the 24-hour vet clinic!