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Holiday Foods That Are Harmful To Our Pets

Like most pet owners, I strive to include my furry baby in any and all holiday celebrations.  However, when it comes to holiday meals, I make sure to tread with caution.  I know that chocolate is a big ol no-no. However, there are a few food items that I had no idea were bad, if not deadly, for my companion.

Ham

With the high salt content, this food will cause a marked increase in thirst, which in turn will find your pet camped out at the water bowl.  There is also the possibility of issues with digestion due to the fact that the food has such a high-fat content.  And lastly, make sure you do not give your furry babies the bone, as it poses a severe choking threat as they are prone to splintering.

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Candy

Both real and fake sugar type of candies can pose multiple problems with your pets digestive system.  The candy can also pose a choking hazard due to the candy usually being small in shape and size.  Even the wrappers can pose a choking hazard.

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Alcohol

Alcohol is highly toxic, and if your pet consumes enough of the liquid, the results could present with a variety of nervous system issues.  Most often, alcohol is consumed along with other items that are hazardous to your pet’s health, so keep alcohol from your furry baby’s reach.

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Coffee

Most pets prove to be sensitive to caffeine, of which coffee is chock full.  If your pet happens to ingest coffee, the symptoms often present with pacing and restlessness, increase in heart rate, tremors, seizures, and vomiting.

As you can see, if you want your pets to have a happy holiday, make sure that you put their safety first.  Our pets rely on us to keep them safe, and in return, they give us unconditional love unlike no other.