Chocolate: Chocolate is very unhealthy for your dog, since it can cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Even more serious effects include hyperactivity, tremors, anxiousness, seizures, stumbling, and abnormal heart rhythms. Make sure any visitors know not to feed chocolate to your dog.
Not only that, the candy wrappers are extremely hazardous! They can cause severe damage to your pet’s intestines.
Salty Foods: Your dog might drool over when he sees some ham or gravy, but you need to avoid these foods because they can cause pancreatitis. Salty food or rich, fatty food needs to be avoided.
Bones: Some bones such as turkey bones can be unhealthy for your dog too, since they can splinter after being cooked. This can result in obstruction or tears in your dog’s intestinal tract.
Alcohol: Do not give alcohol to your dog or cat. It’s extremely unhealthy for your pets, and even small amounts of wine or alcohol can cause a coma or sudden death. Symptoms can actually appear in 15-30 minutes and usually involve vomiting, lethargy, and an unsteady gait. If your dog consumes any alcohol, visit your vet as soon as possible.
Xylitol: Some baked goods or other food items that claim to be sugar-free such as sugar-free gum have an artificial xylitol that can cause a huge drop in your dog’s blood sugar. This causes vomiting, collapse, lethargy, seizures, and weakness. The signs appear under half an hour. Be on the lookout for these kinds of snacks and save your dog.
Now you know what kind of holiday items and food is unhealthy for your furry friend. A bit of prevention can avoid a lot of problems!