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Top 10 Festive Foes For Your Pet

While some of us may be guilty as charged when it comes to feeding our furry friends table scraps during the holidays, it may be extremely hazardous to their health. Trust us, we know those puppy eyes will convince you of just about anything. DON’T LET THEM! It may be a better practice to not ever feed your pet scraps, but if you do, we want you to know to 10 foes to festive foods.

  1. Alcohol – This has the same effect on dogs’ livers and brains as on humans. It doesn’t take as much for your pooch as it does for a human.
  2. Caffeine –  This could be fatal for your pet.
  3. Candy – While this may be a tasty dessert for you, the xylitol can actually lead to liver failure.
  4. Chocolate –  Chocolate contains theobromine, which can be extremely poisonous when ingested by your furry friend, and may even result in seizures or death.
  5. Dairy Products – While these are just the healthiest option for human, dairy products can cause diarrhea and digestive disturbances.
  6. Eggnog – this produced is filled with fat, sugar and dairy products.
  7. Garlic, Onions and Chives – These tasty ingredients may lead to damaged blood cells and anemia
  8. Ham and Bacon – Pork can cause pancreatitis.
  9. Cooked Bones and Fatty Meats – Cooked bones can perforate the intestines.
  10. Raisins and Grapes – Consuming these fruits, even in small quantities, may cause rapid kidney failure in some dogs

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