There are some foods that are toxic to pets that we already know. But this festive and busy season, we might keep our attention off our pets while we have these delicious but toxic foods on our table and our pets might eat them without us knowing (even the scraps on the floor might put them in danger if we keep them uncleaned!).
Some of the most popular holiday goodies you should watch out are chocolate (the darker and richer the chocolate, the higher the risk of toxicity), fat trimmings(both cooked and uncooked), bones, nuts (almonds, macadamia nuts, non-moldy walnuts, and pistachios), baked goods like cookies, candies, grapes, raisins, currants, alcohol, can be extremely toxic or fatal to your precious pets.
Depending on the type and amount of food ingested, your pets might experience vomiting, poisoning, diarrhea, lethargy, urination, hyperactivity, heart arrhythmias, tremors and seizures, loss of muscle control (especially for nut ingestion), choking, splinters, obstruction or lacerations of your pet's throat and/or digestive system, kidney failure (especially for foods with grapes, raisins, and currants), ataxia (difficulty walking), disorientation, changes in blood pressure, and abnormal blood sugar levels (especially for alcohol intake), expand your pet’s stomach and bloating (especially for raw dough), and pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas, which is mostly experienced from leftover fatty meat scraps).
So do your best keep your pets from these foods and keep them on their regular diet and inform visitors to not give your pet special treats or table scraps. It is not wise and is very dangerous to share these treats with your pets!