Alcohol is should never be given to a dog. This can cause vomiting, loss of coordination and if too much is ingested it can lead to seizures, coma and death.
Avocados are toxic to most pets. Dogs should never eat avocados as the skin, leaves, seeds and bark can be toxic to them. Ingesting the pit of the avocado will cause obstruction of the digestive track and the dog should be taken to the vet immediately.
Chocolate is poisonous to dogs and could cause vomiting, irregular heart rhythm, high blood pressure, seizures and death.
Garlic can cause a dog’s kidney and liver damage.
Mushrooms can be very toxic to a dog’s organs because of the toxicity.
Onions can damage a dog’s red blood cells.
Raw Dough for bread or cookies can be harmful to dogs and could cause vomiting and problems breathing.
Xylitol found in sugar free products is very harmful to dogs and can cause liver failure.
Keep your pets safe this holiday season and don’t be tempted to “share” with them. If you aren’t sure if the food is safe for dogs, then don’t feed it. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.
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Meghan Arriola is an animal care consultant from Texas that spends her time promoting holistic wellbeing for humans and animals, while also caring for her many pets including dogs, ferrets, reptiles, goats and much more!
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