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Holiday Foods to Avoid Giving to Our Dogs

With Thanksgiving coming up, we wanted to remind dog owners and their families to be careful what items are fed to dogs hanging out by the holiday dinner table!

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time for family and friends to get together and celebrate the spirit of the holiday - as well as enjoy some great food! Of course, many of our dogs will want to join in on the fun and sample some of the holiday fare. While it's acceptable to give dogs some types of "people" food, there are many that are poisonous and should be avoided. The ASPCA provides helpful tips on what to avoid:

  • Avocado
  • Chocolate, Coffee and Caffeine
  • Coconut and Coconut Oil
  • Grapes and Raisins
  • Macadamia Nuts
  • Milk and Dairy
  • Nuts
  • Onions, Garlic, Chives
  • Raw/Undercooked Meat, Eggs and Bones
  • Salt and Salty Snack Foods
  • Xylitol
  • Yeast Dough

For more information, visit the ASPCA website. And remember, if your dog does ingest something toxic, the ASPCA has a 24 hour poison hotline you and your vet can use at (888) 426-4435.

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