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What's Your Pup or Kitten Eating this Holiday?

What's Your Pup or Kitten Eating this Holiday?

Your dog or cat could pick up the wrong morsels during the holiday meal. Keep a watchful eye out for food dangers that can upset a pet’s delicate digestive system or worse. Here's a few tips to consider for pets:

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Protect your crafty critter from their own curiosity. Keep unattended plates of food out of reach and secure the lids to your trash bin.Keep fatty or spicy food away from pets.Plain turkey is not toxic to dogs. When it has butter, herbs and spices, it can lead to pancreatitis.Ham and other pork products are high in sodium and nitrites, which can lead to vomiting, diarrhea, excessive thirst and urination, lethargy and abnormal fluid accumulation.Bones can cause severe indigestion, obstruct the bowel or splinter and damage the intestines and stomach.Dressing or stuffing made with onions, scallions or garlic can be extremely toxic to dogs and cats.Mashed potatoes with butter and milk can cause issues for lactose intolerant pets. Add garlic and the "taters" are toxic.Chocolate is toxic.Anything sweetened with xylitol can be poisonous for your fur babies.Grapes and raisins cause kidney failure.Alcohol is another no-no. It can kill your pet. If you aren’t sure you can control what drops, put your pet in another room until the feasting is over and you clean up.

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