Pet Safety Tips for the Holidays



Alberta Newspaper Group


The Holidays are a time of get togethers and that often includes pets. Pets are often looked at as family members, but remember that they can have a bad reactions to certain foods that are present. Here is a list from PawsTime of not only things to avoid feeing your pets, but some things that are safe for them as well. Food items that pets can have a bad reaction to are turkey bones, they can splinter and cause an obstruction. Onions and garlic. Rich, fatty foods can lead to pancreatitis, chocolate, the darker the more dangerous. Raw eggs, macadamia nuts, grapes, raisins, and currants. Uncooked yeast dough which can rise in the stomach. Xylitol- sweetened foods and candies, dairy products, and nutmeg. Foods that pets can have are cooked sweet potatoes with no additional ingredients, plain pumpkin puree, cooked skinless white meat turkey, steamed green beans, carrots, and apples with no cores or seeds.