toxic food for dogs

10 holiday foods that are toxic for dogs

We all know how tempting it is to share your favorite holiday foods with your furry best friend…

They’re a part of the family – so why shouldn’t they take part in the festivities as well?!

However, not all foods are necessarily healthy for your dog and may even be toxic.

We’ve compiled a list of 10 holiday foods to avoid giving your dog so that you can prevent any unfortunate incidents this holiday season:

#1. Smoked salmon

Smoked salmon is too rich in salt, and dogs should avoid abusing salt at all costs (as it can lead to Gastroenteritis). Older dogs, dogs with heart failure, or dogs with kidney failure are especially sensitive to salt.

#2. Turkey & stuffed meats

Turkey and stuffed meats contain a lot of components, such as small bones, sauces or fried foods that can be hazardous to the dog’s health.

#3. Meat fats

Meat fats are bad for humans, but they are just as bad for animals! They are rich in cholesterol and can cause intestinal problems.

#4. Seafood Shells

Seafood shells contain a substance called chitin that is not well digested by dogs. If your dog eats seafood, he may suffer from vomiting and constipation.

#5. Chocolate

We can’t repeat it enough… These treats are far from being harmless to animals. In fact, the darker the chocolate, the higher the methylxanthine content, which can cause diarrhea, vomiting, panting, heart rhythm disturbances, convulsions and, in extreme cases, death.

#6. Citrus fruits

It’s best not to give your bestie that last piece of lemon pie. Although it’s unlikely that a small amount of citrus will harm your pet, a large amount of citric acid irritates the stomach and could cause central nervous system dysfunction.

#7. Grapes

Grapes and raisins are particularly dangerous for our furry companions. They can cause kidney failure and even death. If you suspect your pet has eaten them, call your veterinarian or a poison control center immediately.

#8. Raw eggs

Raw eggs and egg whites may contain bacteria that are harmful to our puppies. if you’re planning on serving your guests some famous eggnog, keep them away from your puppy. Believe us that fat, egg, sugar milk, and alcohol won’t be a cocktail your pup will fall in love with.

#9. Sauces & gravies

Sauces and gravies are an essential part of holiday meals. But it is a dangerous food for your dogs. Sauces can contain onions, garlic, chili peppers or even fried food. They can also cause intestinal and heart problems.

#10. Alcohol

Avoid of course the ingestion of alcohol: it causes loss of balance, abdominal pain, and vomiting…

Beware of champagne corks that little puppies can accidentally ingest and risk digestive obstruction.

If you’re still figuring out your plans for this holiday season and don’t know what to do with your furry companion, check out our boarding services here or give us a call here to check if we have availability! We can’t wait to see you and your pup.