Monday, November 23, 2009
Seasonal Dangerous People Foods
This list is a resource to help keep your dog safe this holiday season, but be aware that it is not exhaustive. Many other human foods can be harmful to your dog, and depending on your dog's particular medical background, any deviation from his regular diet can cause serious health issues. Consult your veterinarian for guidelines specific to your pet.
If you suspect that your dog may have ingested one of these foods or another harmful substance, call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center National Hotline: 888-426-4435
Chocolate (all forms)
Cigarettes and other nicotine products
Coffee (all forms)
Moldy or spoiled foods
Onions, onion powder
Raisins and grapes
Products sweetened with xylitol (such as chewing gum, breath mints, and even some "sugar free" baked goods)
Turkey Skin – High fat foods, such as turkey skin, can be hazardous to your dog. Since the skin is hard to digest, it can lead to pancreatitis. If you still want to share your bird, give your dog a small piece of white meat.
Turkey Bones – Cooked poultry bones are brittle and splinter easily. If ingested, they can lodge in the esophagus or cause stomach or intestinal irritation.