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Table scraps: Avoid feeding your pet table scraps during holiday celebrations. Some foods can be toxic to pets, like chocolate, onions, garlic, raisins and grapes. Other foods can be too rich for your pet and can lead to pancreatitis. Any foods offered to pets outside of their normal diet have the potential to lead to indigestion, vomiting and diarrhea.
Yeast Dough: If you are baking bread this holiday season, make sure you let it rise out of reach of your pets. If ingested it can cause painful gas, deadly bloat and even alcohol poisoning.
Xylitol: Ingestion of xylitol, an artificial sweetener commonly found in chewing gum, candy and baked goods, can be life threatening to dogs. Be sure to keep any xylitol containing products away from pets. (more…)