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Toxic Holiday Foods for your Pets

Keep the Holidays Happy and Avoid Toxic Holiday Food for Pets

Keep your holiday happy by avoiding toxic foods that could cause your pet a health crisis. Instead of feeding your dog treats that could cause discomfort, and sometimes even harm, treat them to a brisk walk or some quality playtime instead. If your pet does ingest something that disagrees with them, visit your Veterinarian at Gentle Doctor Animal Hospital in Las Vegas, NV, for emergency care.

Keep Your Festivities Merry and Avoid Toxic Holiday Food for Pets: 


Never give your pet alcohol or provide access to beverages or dishes that contain alcohol. Alcohol causes issues with your pet’s blood sugar and can cause seizures or respiratory distress and failure. Also, keep bread dough away from your pets as the fermented yeast can have similar effects on your dog or cat.

Spices and Seasonings

When your Veterinarian in Las Vegas tells you not to give the pets turkey, it isn’t due to the turkey being toxic. Rather, it is often the spices and seasonings used to prepare a holiday bird that are harmful to pets. Avoid giving pets butter, oils, spices, herbs, mushrooms, and onions to prevent gastrointestinal distress during the holidays.

Treats and Baked Goods

Never give your dog or cat tastes of raw cookie or cake batter as the raw eggs can cause infection, like Salmonella. Also, be wary of what is in baked goods as some sweeteners, like xylitol, can be lethal.


Most owners know that you shouldn’t give a pet chocolate due to an ingredient, theobromine, which is toxic for dogs and cats. This can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and seizures. If your pet ingests chocolate, seek veterinary assistance immediately.

Be just as vigilant about how your goodies are wrapped and packaged to keep your pets safe. Some packaging that pets may want to lick could be choking hazards.

Has Your Pet Eaten Too Many Holiday Treats? Visit Our Animal Clinic in Las Vegas, NV 

People treats and human food can cause your pet distress, including stomach pains, diarrhea, and even pancreatitis. For emergency care during the holidays, call Gentle Doctor Animal Hospital in Las Vegas, NV at (702) 259-9200 for immediate treatment.