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Christmas is a time when we have the pleasure of gathering around the table and share a special dinner with our loved ones. It is a time for the family to bond through gifts, music, and goodies. However, we have to be careful about letting our furriest family members get hold of our human snacks as they might be toxic for them.


The origin of the relationship between dogs and primitive men was marked by the similarities in their diets and the mutually beneficial association that they forged by hunting together. However, despite similarities in the diets of canines and humans, they are not exactly the same. Indeed, many foods that humans consume are not adequate for dogs; some of them have proven to have adverse effects on the health of dogs and cats, even when ingested in small portions.

The most common Christmas snacks and ingredients that are dangerous for dogs are:

Dangerous Foods

1. Raising or Grapes

Raisins can be found in most Christmas pudding recipes, so make sure to keep this traditional dessert out of your dog’s reach.  See Symptoms

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2. Macadamia Nuts

This ingredient is present in many cookies, cakes, candies, and many more treats present in our households during the holiday season. See Symptoms

3. Chocolate

This treat can be found in numerous traditional Christmas and Easter dishes from all over the world. It is often given as a gift during this time of the year. This Christmas favorite is one of the most dangerous and common causes of food poisoning in dogs. See Symptoms

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4. Xylitol

Xylitol is a popular sweetener used in many products like sugar-free gum, candies, and baked goods, Christmas cookies and cakes. See Symptoms

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5. Almonds

As it is the case with macadamia nuts, you can find almonds in many cookies, cake and other goodies’ recipes. See Symptoms

6. Garlic & Onions

These ingredients are present in many main dishes served during Christmas. See Symptoms

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7. Alcohol

Alcohol in all its forms and concentrations is very dangerous for dogs and, since it is very often present at many Holiday celebrations, you must be careful to ensure that it is always out of your furry friend’s reach.  See Symptoms

Click here to know the symptoms and the negative effects that these ingredients can produce on your dog.

Safe Foods

Fortunately, there are lots of foods that your dog can eat and still be part of the special Christmas dinner and snacking sessions. Among the most popular and beneficial human foods that can be shared with our dog we can find:

Veggies

Fresh, frozen or cooked vegetables, such as carrots, pumpkin, zucchini, cucumber, broccoli, and spinach.

Fruits

Fruits, like apples, cantaloupes, pears and bananas.

Meat & Eggs

Cooked eggs and meat without seasoning or sauces, for example, turkey without the bones.

 

If your dog is exhibiting any unusual symptoms, please contact your veterinarian and/or an animal poison control center as soon as possible.

 

If you want to indulge your little Gourmpet by preparing him or her a special homemade meal this Christmas, see the following recipe for mini pizza squares.

GourmPets. Nutrition guidelines and homemade recipes to care and indulge your canine gourmet.

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