Holiday Foods and Plants can be Dangerous for Your Pets

Most people know not to give pets chocolate, but did you know that garlic, onions, shallots and chives are also no-nos? Xylitol found in chewing gum and low-cal baked goods can cause insulin levels to soar in pets.

Marijuana edibles are particularly dangerous because the dose intended for a human is 10 to 20 times what a small animal could handle.

Alcohol depresses the central nervous system, and any amount of alcohol can be dangerous for a pet.

Nutmeg, often used in cooking during the holidays, can cause seizures in animals.

Dough with yeast can rise inside the stomach and can cause pain or twisted bowels.

High-fat nuts such as macadamia, almonds, and walnuts can cause stomach upset.

Poinsettias are highly toxic if eaten, as are lillies that can cause kidney failure.

If your pet shows signs of vomiting and diarrhea, excessive panting and thirst, seizures, tremors, lethargy or loss of coordination or incontinence, it’s time to see the Vet.

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