The holidays bring a time of celebration, friends, and family, with pets joining in festivities and feasts! Beware of certain foods and drink that are not only dangerous for dogs, but can make them very ill. You certainly don’t want to spend Christmas dinnertime on the way to the vet emergency room. Animal Fair Media‘s Wendy Diamond has put together this Bone Appetite list of food and drink that you must keep away from your furry holiday sweeties this season!
Don’t Grab The Grapes
Keep grapes out of reach from your dog, although the exact reason grapes will make your pup sick is currently unknown. They are more poisonous for some dogs than others, but why take the chance?
Dishes With Raisins And Sultanas Are Doggie Dangers
If you’re thinking of giving your pup some holiday cake, pudding, or minced meat pie – think again! Many of these recipes call for raisins and sultanas which are a variation of the grape food group – not good for your pet! For this reason double check all your holiday recipes and make sure these ingredients aren’t used, and if you’re not sure avoid giving your dog even the slightest taste.
Macadamia Nut Mutt Madness
These nuts have a strong reaction for pets within 12 hours, and can last up to 48 hours. Symptoms can include: weakness, depression, tremors, vomiting and hyperthermia (increased body temperature).
Anything Chocolate Is A Canine Catastrophe!
Chocolate for canines is a huge no-no! While decorating your Christmas party and place, make sure all chocolate candies, cookies, and people treats are well out of reach of your all four-legged holiday guest(s), including your pooch.
Bad To The Bones
Cooking a Christmas turkey, chicken, roast, or pork is often a holiday tradition for many families. Cooked bones can splinter and cause obstructions and get stuck in your dog’s intestines causing perforations. Be aware of bones and carcass, and put in a tightly closed garbage bag and container immediately!
No Booze For Fido!
You don’t want your pup to wake-up after the holiday party with a hound hangover. Keep all the party cocktails away from Fido – a drunken dog can get into all kinds of Christmas chaos, chasing their pup-tail, and also be quite ill the following day!
Watch out for the canine counter cruiser’s snatch and run, and make sure you keep all dangerous foods and drinks out of reach. And if by chance your dog does eat something that is harmful, don’t hesitate to contact your vet immediately.
Happy Holidays, Animal Fair Media is wishing you and your pets a Merry Christmas and Bone Appetite!