- Chocolate - Acts as a stimulant and can cause cardiac arrest
- Grapes/Raisins - Cause problems for kidneys and digestive system
- Onions - Breaks down red blood cells and deprives cells of oxygen
- Macadamia Nuts - Can cause fever, irregular heartbeat, seizures, or mild paralysis
- Alcohol - Extremely susceptible to alcohol poisoning
- Bread dough - Dog's body heat causes dough to rise in stomach and could rupture stomach; also releases alcohol compounds, which is detrimental
- Caffeinated Beverages - Acts as a stimulant and can cause increased heart rate, causing seizures or heart attacks
- Avocados - Damages heart, lung, and other essential tissues
- Pitted Fruits (Peaches, Pears, Cherries, and Apricots) - pits of these fruits contain small doses of cyanide
- Raw Fish - May contain parasites which attach to your dog's intestines causing symptoms similar to those of distemper or parvo
- Milk and other dairy products - A large number of dogs are lactose intolerant
- Mushrooms - May contain toxins causing shock to the dog's system
- Salt - A little is okay, but too much can cause electrolyte imbalances
- Xylitol - An artificial sweetener that can cause hypoglycemia
- Chicken Bones - Especially cooked bones are brittle and can break off and puncture the stomach or esophagus
- Turkey skin/Ham fat - Too much fat can cause pancreatitis; When a dog eats a high-fat meal, its pancreas overproduces enzymes, to the extent that they actually begin to "digest" the pancreas and inflame it
Also be sure to check the floor to make sure no food was dropped and in the dog's reach. Make sure all trash is out of reach as well. Last year my parent's yorkie knocked over the trash can and had a merry time digging the garbage!
Treating your puppy to part of your holiday feast is fine, but make sure you limit the amount, and refrain from too much fat.
Max loves to have a little turkey to celebrate the holidays... what is your favorite holiday treat?