5 Holiday Season Items to Keep Away from Your Pet

Has your pet ingested one of these items? Consult with your veterinarian ASAP! There will be emergency animal hospitals open, even on holidays.

1. Dark Chocolate

Baking with chocolate? While all chocolate should be kept away from pets, dark chocolate and baking chocolate can be particularly toxic. Keep it far out of reach!

2. Xylitol

This sugar substitute is becoming popular in gum and other food products, and might find its way into some of your low-calorie recipes. Keep it away from pets as it is toxic to dogs.

3. Raisins, Currants & Grapes

While they may seem harmless, these fruits can cause kidney damage to dogs. That means raisin bread, raisin cookies and fruit cake should be kept away too!

4. Bread Dough

This can look and smell delicious to dogs, but can actually do them plenty of harm as the yeast can cause alcohol poisoning.

5. Mistletoe, Poinsettias & Holly

These plants can be toxic to pets, so make sure you keep them out of reach and in a secure, safe place — if you’re going to have them at all.

Did Your Pet Ingest One of These Items?

Consult with your veterinarian ASAP! There will be emergency animal hospitals open, even on holidays.

 

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