Enjoy the holiday season and holiday food, but please do not feed your pets human food that can be dangerous for their health!
This is a short list of ingredients and holiday foods that can be harmful to our furry friends!
Eating raisins, which can be found in many types of cakes, as well as fresh grapes can result in kidney failure for dogs.
Marinated meat skin might seem like a harmless tasty treat your dog loves. Marinades, spices and butter used for preparation of meat marinades are difficult to digest and can result in pancreatitis. Always store leftovers in places which are not accessible by your dog.
Nuts are a healthy snack for people without allergies. However, nuts, especially those which are popular in our traditional cakes, can cause fever and weakness in your dog’s legs. Be careful and do not leave this snack within your dog’s reach.
INGREDIENTS USED FOR BAKING: BAKING SODA, BAKING POWDER, CHOCOLATE, BUTTER AND DOUGH!
Even small amounts of chocolate, which we all love so much, can be very harmful to our pets and cause stomach pains. Dough often contains raw eggs which can have salmonela, so it should be avoided by both you and your dog!
ONION AND GARLIC
Key ingredient of every tasty meal, and very healthy for humans, onins and garlic can be very harmful for your dog. All onions have ingredients which can harm your dog’s red blood cells. For dogs, garlic is even more dangerous and toxic than onions, but eating both of these ingredients can lead to anemia. Popular belief that these dangers can be avoided simply by cooking onions, is completely false!
ALCOHOL, ESPECIALLY BEER
Even though we do not believe any owner would offer their dog alcohol, if they somehow find their way towards it, even small quantities of alcohol, especially beer, can be fatal for your dog. Hop plant, which can be found in beer, is toxic and can cause fever, increased heart rate, vomiting and even death. Keep your pets away from alcoholic beverages, especially beer.
There is a common belief that cooked bones are an excellent treat for dogs, but be careful! Cooked bones can break in a dog’s digestive system and cause serious internal damage in the dog’s organism.
IN THE END…
Take good care of your dog during holiday parties and celebrations, make sure they have a comfortable and peaceful place away from sound which might frighten them.
Enjoy the holidays but please do not use fireworks and similar props which can frighten dogs and other animals!
Happy New Year!