Can This Food Harm Your Pet?

Pet Safety in Grapevine, TX

Believe it or not, there are so many dangerous foods which can affect our pets’ health and well-being and the veterinary team at the Animal Emergency Hospital of North Texas wants to help you keep them safe. Especially during the holiday seasons, there are many popular human foods that our pets may encounter, some of which can be dangerous for them, and it’s important for all pet owners to know the difference.

Some popular foods that can harm your pet include:

  • Alcohol
  • Avocado
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee, tea, and other caffeinated beverages
  • Garlic
  • Grapes
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Milk and other dairy products
  • Onions
  • Poultry bones
  • Raisins
  • Xylitol found in sugar free candy
  • …and more

How to Protect Your Pet During the Holidays

During the holiday season, it’s important to talk with your house guests to make sure that no one gives your pet treats without your consent. This is the best way to ensure that your pet doesn’t eat anything without your knowledge. It is also important to keep an eye on fallen table scraps which your pet could pick up and eat without warning. We recommend keeping your pet in a separate room during holiday mealtimes and parties to avoid this concern.

Remember that if your pet does consume food that is dangerous for them, our emergency veterinarians can walk you through it and help you determine if emergency care is necessary. The Animal Emergency Hospital of North Texas team can provide treatment to your pet at any time during the holiday season if they consume anything dangerous for them. After all, your pet’s safety is crucial if they are to lead a long and healthy life.