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Top Foods for Your Pets to Avoid This Holiday Season

Posted by max pollak on

This holiday season may look a little different than years past. I'm sure you're like most of us and feed table scraps or other leftovers to our pets without a second thought. This holiday season many special ingredients are used and it's important to understand what ingredients may be dangerous to your pets.

Most of us know about raisins, chocolate and onions, Nobody wants to wake up in the middle of the night to a special surprise right? If you’re not familiar with other food that may cause some upset bellies or even be toxic to your pet here’s a quick list;

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Apple seeds
  • Apricot pits
  • Avocados
  • Cherry pits
  • Candy (particularly chocolate—which is toxic to dogs, cats, and ferrets—and any candy containing the sweetener Xylitol)
  • Coffee (grounds, beans, and chocolate-covered espresso beans)
  • Grapes
  • Hops (used in home beer brewing)
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Moldy foods
  • Mushroom plants
  • Mustard seeds
  • Onions and onion powder
  • Peach pits
  • Potato leaves and stems (green parts)
  • Raisins
  • Rhubarb leaves
  • Salt
  • Tea (because it contains caffeine)
  • Tomato leaves and stems (green parts)
  • Walnuts
  • Xylitol
  • Yeast dough.

Print out this list and keep it handy in your kitchen as a guide. 


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