What Holiday Foods are Toxic for Pets? Thanksgiving and Christmas are almost here, and that means we are going to celebrate with delicious dishes that can be tempting to share with our furry friends. Here you’ll find 11 foods bad for cats and dogs.
11 Holiday Foods Toxic for Pets
Chocolate and chocolate desserts
Grapes and raisins
Ham and pork products can cause pancreatitis, upset stomach, and diarrhea.
Macadamia nuts and other nuts
Macadamia nuts and pistachios can cause pancreatitis and contain an unknown toxin that can cause neurological symptoms.
Pets can’t digest almonds, walnuts, and pecans. Choose other safe snacks for your pets.
While potatoes are safe for pets to eat, mashed potatoes contain other ingredients, like milk and butter, that can cause stomach upset in pets.
Onion, garlic, leeks, scallions
Eating a small amount of onion can cause severe effects. Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, shortness of breath, and lethargy.
Spicy foods can cause vomiting, abdominal pain, and stomach upset.
Turkey bones and turkey skin
Bones can cause severe indigestion in pets, potentially causing vomiting and bowel obstruction. Also, if your pet eats them, they can splinter and puncture his stomach or intestines. To prevent any accident, dispose of the carcass once you carved the turkey.
Turkey´s skin is high in fat and can have spices, butter, oils, and other foods that are difficult for pets to digest.
Xylitol is a sugar substitute highly toxic and deadly to dogs. Cupcakes, cookies, gums, and mints can have xylitol, be careful all year with foods containing this sugar substitute.
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