12 Holiday Foods Your Dog Should Never Eat November 23 2019, 0 Comments

Gathering around the table with family and friends during the holidays is anticipated all year. We look forward to spending time with our loved ones and eating exceptional food. Of course, it’s only expected to want to share the holiday spirit with your dog!

While wanting to include them in on the fun, it may be tempting to fix them up a plate during dinner. However, there are a few holiday foods on the naughty list this holiday season:

 

  1. Ham & bacon - the high-fat content in these meats can cause gastrointestinal distress and lead to vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain and loss of appetite. These symptoms commonly don't show up right away
  2. Turkey Trimmings, skin & cooked bones - these can contain bacteria and bowel obstruction 
  3. Chocolate - while adults know this it is important to remind little ones not to share chocolate or leave it in places your dog can reach!
  4. Eggnog - Sometimes contains alcohol and raw eggs and has a high-fat content. 
  5. Nutmeg - a toxin for pets due to a chemical called myristicin
  6. Raisins & grapes -poisonous to dogs and can cause renal failure
  7. Macadamia nuts -Feeding your dog macadamia nuts will lead to vomiting, increased body temperature, inability to walk, and lethargy. It also affects the nervous system. Keep this far, far away.
  8. Gravy - once again high in fat and often contains our next no-no's on the list
  9. Garlic, onions, & chives - common in the kitchen during holidays, these will cause damage to your dog's red blood cells. The symptoms often take a few days to show and cause vomiting, diarrhea, and sudden weakness
  10. Pies & baked goods - unnecessary sugars and even worse, could contain Xylitol (an artificial sweetener) which can lower a dog's blood sugar and result in liver damage
  11. Alcohol - a clear no. No one wants drunk Grandma and no one wants a drunk doggy 
  12. Yeast Dough - similar to alcohol, raw bread dough contains ethanol and can cause your dog to feel quite sick
  13. Corn on the cob - the cob if left unattended and digested can cause a bowel obstruction since it is difficult to pass through the system

Wow. A lot, right?

Here is a quick list of A-OK foods to share with your dog so you don't feel too discouraged...

White Meat Turkey, Fresh Pumpkin Flesh, Plain Canned Pumpkin, Plain Mashed Potatoes (no butter, gravy or sour cream) Plain Green Beans, and the obvious.... TreatSimple Dog Treats! 

 

We wish you safe and Happy Holidays from all of us at TreatSimple!