6 Foods Toxic To Dogs: What Not To Share With Your Pekingese This Holiday Season

 


6 Foods Toxic To Dogs: What Not To Share With Your Pekingese This Holiday Season

We are all guilty of slipping a bit of our dinner to our furry friends, especially when look so forlorn while we are all eating away, and not even think about foods toxic to dogs. But did you realize that there are some common things you eat around the holidays that can actually cause some major problems to your loving Pekingese? Here are 7 things that you should never, ever share with your Peke, or any other breed for that matter:

Foods Toxic To Dogs

Foods Toxic To Dogs

Foods Toxic To Dogs

Bad Idea #1: Turkey Skin
Oh yeah, turkey skin can actually be very hazardous for your Peke. Since the skin is the main part that soaks up all of the spices, the oils, and butter, it can be the hardest thing for any dog to digest. It can also lead to pancreatitis, which can not only cause your pooch some serious pain, but it can also cause major health problems too. Pancreatitis can actually kill your furry friend if you aren’t careful.

Bad Idea #2: Cooked Bones
While we are on the subject of turkey, let’s talk about cooked bones of any kind. You might think that it’s ok to throw some scraps down for your beloved Pekingese, but in reality, cooked bones of any type are extremely hazardous to your dog. They are softer since they have been cooked, and can easily splinter when your dog chews and swallows them, causing major pain for your dog as well as a trip to the ER for them. Make sure that you throw out the bones and don’t allow your Peke to snack on them at all.

Bad Idea #3: Chocolate & Dough
We have all heard that chocolate is bad for dogs and with good reason, but did you know that you shouldn’t feed your Peke dough or batter of any type either? Probably not. Most people aren’t aware that you shouldn’t feel them this good sticky stuff, but it can hurt their insides pretty badly. Dough and batter can cause major stomach pain as well as bloating as they rise inside your dog’s stomach. Also, they contain raw eggs which can mean a case of salmonella poisoning for them as well. (Which is also a good reason why humans shouldn’t eat raw dough either!)

Bad Idea #4: Nutmeg
That wonderful spice that we all use for pumpkin pies can actually cause some major nervous system problems for your Pekingese. The spice actually can induce seizures and other problems with your dog’s nervous system if ingested. Now, pumpkins and sweet potatoes are good for your dog – just not nutmeg.

Bad Idea #5: Sage
What would holiday stuffing be without some sage? Well, this spice is very toxic for your dog as well. It holds in all of the oils that can upset a stomach, and when it’s a dog stomach, they can mean a very bad time. While it could mean just a little upset tummy and some terrible smells for you, too much of it could mean a trip to the ER for your furry friend.

Bad Idea #6: Nuts – Especially Walnuts and Macadamia Nuts
Nuts are found on many tables throughout the holiday season and we may not think much about our Pekes eating them, but they are extremely toxic to them. Macadamia nuts especially are a huge no-no for dogs, as they can cause a toxic reaction in them called “macadamia nut toxicosis”. This leads to vomiting, tremors, fever, weakness (to the point of being unable to stand up), and a rapid heart rate. While these symptoms can go away on their own, you need to take your dog to the vet right away to ensure that this doesn’t cause them to go into deadly shock.

Now that you know a few of the dangers that are lurking around your house this holiday season, you can remind yourself not to give any of these items to your Pekingese. Ensuring that you keep these foods toxic to dogs away from your beloved furry Peke, it means a wonderfully happy holiday for all.

Make sure that you share this article with all of your dog loving friends through Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media sites that you use to ensure that no one else feeds their dogs these toxic foods this holiday season.

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