iStock/MentalArt The holidays are a time to come together with friends and family. And eat. Let’s face it. But there are some vacation goodies your family pets must never consume. Discover more:
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FreeImages.com/ sergio venturi Macadamia nuts– As couple of as 6 raw or roasted macadamia nuts can make a canine seriously ill. Integrated with chocolate, like in cookies, they can be fatal. [+ – ]
iStock/Drigli Persimmons, peaches and plums– The seeds from persimmons can trigger swelling of the small intestine in dogs. They can also trigger intestinal obstruction. Obstruction is also a possibility if a pet dog eats the pit from a peach or plum. Plus, peach and plum pits contain cyanide, which is harmful to both human beings and canines. [+ – ]
iStock/ Cabezonication Grapes and raisins– Although it isn’t really clear why, grapes and raisins can trigger kidney failure in canines. And just a small quantity can make a pet ill. Repeated throwing up is an early indication. [+ – ]
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Sweetening agents– Xylitol is a typical sugar-substitute utilized in sugar-free chewing gum, breath mints, candies and baked goods. It may cause a dangerous drop in blood sugar and can cause liver damage to pets.
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FreeImages.com/ Beverly Lloyd-Roberts Yeast dough– Yeast dough can rise and trigger gas to build up in your animal’s digestion system. This can be agonizing and can trigger the stomach or intestinal tracts to burst.
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iStock/MSPhotographic Alcohol– It may look like a no-brainer, however don’t let Fido consume any of your eggnog this holiday. Even percentages of alcohol, especially when consumed by little animals, can trigger lethal toxicity. [+ – ]
iStock/DNY59 Bones and fat trimmings– Fat cut from meat, both cooked and uncooked, can cause pancreatitis in dogs. And, although it seems natural to provide a pet a bone, a pet can choke on it. Bones can also splinter and trigger a blockage or lacerations of your pet’s gastrointestinal system. [+ – ]
FreeImages.com/ Razief Adlie Caffeine– A substance called methylxanthine found in coffee and some sodas can trigger throwing up, diarrhea, panting, excessive thirst, tremors, seizures and even death.
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Stephen Chernin/Getty Images Chocolate– The darker the chocolate, the larger the quantity of theobromine– a cousin chemical to caffeine– it consists of. Hence, baker’s chocolate, semisweet chocolate, cocoa powder and premium dark chocolates are more toxic than milk chocolate. White chocolate has very little theobromine and will not trigger poisoning in pets.
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FreeImages.com/ Cécile Geng Currants– Like grapes and raisins, these fruits can cause severe kidney failure in pet dogs and may trigger kidney failure in felines and ferrets too. [+ -] FreeImages.com / Dominic Morel Milk and dairy products — Due to the fact that pets do not possess significant
amounts of lactase(the enzyme that breaks
down lactose in milk), milk and other milk-based products cause them diarrhea or other digestive upset. [+-] FreeImages.com/ Robert Owen-Wahl
Onions, garlic and chives– These veggies
and herbs can trigger gastrointestinal irritation and might cause red blood cell damage. Although cats are more susceptible, pets are also at threat if a big adequate amount is taken in. [+ -]