7 Holiday Foods that can be Toxic for Dogs


Holiday fever is all around. It’s incomplete without the oven’s timer ticking or the delicious food’s tempting aroma. *Ahem! Watch out for your pup’s reaction! He would love to taste it*.  Many lip-smacking holiday foods in your dining room are suitable for your guests but can be toxic for dogs. The ingredients used may be dangerous for dogs and have a high chance of fatality or health impairment.

*Pssst… your pup listens to its snout orders! He would love to taste the Christmas human treats.*

There are some safe holiday foods for dogs to treat them well. Before you invite your guests or give a visit, make sure that anything not recommended or dangerous for pets is listed. Here are 7  Holiday foods you should strictly avoid for your pets.

  1. Alcohol:

Relishing alcohol makes up the holiday spirit. It is something not advised for your puppers. Tasting can cause respiratory distress and coma and sometimes ruin their overall health. Beware! that many cakes contain rum content.

Not to Self: *Keep your woof-tastic friend from ALCOHOL!*

  1. Chocolate

Desserts, especially chocolates, add a sweet final touch to your delicious holiday meal. Nevertheless, chocolate is highly toxic to dogs because of its theobromine content.*Especially Dark chocolates*. It is difficult for dogs to metabolize chocolates, which may cause a life-threatening issue. *Make sure not to leave any chocolates or sweet treats within your pooch’s reach*

  1. Bones

*Juicy Turkey* An excellent holiday food. So, for your Fido. But not their bones.*Wait! What?*

Cooked bones have splinters, leading to painful gums,  which may also require surgical intervention. They affect the dog’s gums and are highly inflamed, which may lead to choking or blockages. Treat your lovable Fido with uncooked bones in small quantities! 

Also Read: 5 Ways to Spoil Your Dog this Christmas
  1. Macadamia Nuts

*Cookies make your World go Round*

Opening the cookie jar lid is always soothing. Cookie nibbling and spilling it all over your floor or couch is casual during the Holidays. *Clean it before your pooch reaches it*. It’s again a dangerous food for dogs. Nuts and macadamia nuts fatally affect your pup’s muscle health, leading to swollen legs and excessive panting, which may also lead to fatality. 

  1. Onions and Garlic

*Be careful with this Onion family*

Dogs are attracted to the smell of onion, garlic, and chives and often go exploring even if they are not supposed to! Though you won’t feed them raw to your pets, check the ingredients before you or your guests provide them. It causes red blood cell breakdown, gastrointestinal irritations, and *lousy breath, too!*

  1. Grapes and Raisins

*Christmas cookies, cakes, puddings, and more*

Mostly, cakes have raisins and nuts that we love to eat more. Never feed cakes to your four-legged friend.*Not even a tiny piece*

The toxin ultimately causes vomit, hyperactivity, anorexia, and fatal issues like liver damage and kidney failure.

  1. Sweet Treats

Your fur friend senses the taste of sweetness. So don’t try to be nice even if they show cute begging faces. If you don’t want to disappoint your pooch, you can feed them cooked Sweet potatoes. 

*You may think, ‘how about sugar-free treats?’*

Sugar-free treats contain an artificial sweet agent, Xylitol, which is highly dangerous for dogs. Keep the sugar treats away from your pup’s reach* It causes hypoglycemia in dogs, leading to liver failure and blood clots. You can’t make your fur friend long like *Gib me a holiday snack Hooman* face.  Bake some safe foods for dogs this holiday and brighten their day pawsitive. 

What to do if Your Pup Consumes a Toxic Holiday Treat?

Dogs’ sense of smell is a compass, searching for the right place for its source. So, it is naturally difficult for them not to follow the aroma of various dishes. They might taste it or even give it a good try. You might not see immediate reactions if your dog consumes these holiday foods for human consumption. It is best to immediately seek your vet’s opinion for a quick solution. 

Stay Worry-Free this busy Holiday Season!

The holiday includes many parties, games, guest visits, and invites. So, you might be *busy* to stay with your lovable pet. 

Give them complete Pet Protection with Waggle Pet Monitor. It’s easy to remotely monitor your pet’s ambient temperature/humidity changes, RV Power loss and back, and more. Get instant alerts when something goes unsafe for your pet.

If you hit roads or go for long a long trip without your pet, it’s best to have Waggle Pet Camera! The cutest pet camera lets you stay connected with your pet all day long, even when you’re not around. Its multi-features enable you to Watch, Talk, and Toss treats to your pet effortlessly. 

A good holiday is like spreading merriness all around! Be the best Santa for your Furry friend!


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