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Christmas Holiday Safety for Dogs

Some tips from Petsecure

Most human foods aren't safe for dogs - even during the holidays.

Pancreatitis is a condition frequently seen by vets during the holidays despite of their owners best efforts. What may seem like a ‘healthy scrap,’ is almost always too high in fat and salt for dogs and cats.

Festive foods and drinks to avoid are:

  • Onions and garlic

  • Alcohol

  • Fat trimmings

  • Yeast dough (found in some buns)

The following festive foods are safe in small amounts, without added butter, salt or sauces:

  • Turkey broth, not gravy

  • Brussel sprouts

  • Carrots

  • Chicken and Turkey (not on the bone!!)

  • White fish

Poultry bones are the worst festive foods that dogs can get a hold of.

When cooked, bones become brittle, and combined with the generally small size there are a lot of risks which include:

  • Obstructions in the throat

  • Obstructions in the intestinal tract

  • A scratched esophagus or intestines

  • Blockages that require surgery

  • Mouth injuries

The following ingredients found in desserts that are dangerous to dogs are:

  • Grapes and raisins

  • Macadamia nuts

  • Xylitol (artificial sweetener)

  • Chocolate – especially dark and bakers chocolate.

  • Fruit pits or seeds


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