Grapes and raisins are some of the most toxic foods your dog could get into. While one won’t be an issue, eating the entire box of raisins you were using to make Grandma’s famous bread pudding could send your dog into kidney failure. Turkey bones and ham bones can cause stomach upset or even perforate your dog’s intestines. Chocolate, especially dark chocolate or baking chocolate, can cause a range of problems from stomach upset to seizures and death. Seek immediate veterinary care if your dog eats chocolate! Macadamia nuts can cause fever, muscle tremors, diarrhea, and even temporary rear leg weakness or paralysis.
A variety of other foods should be avoided too. Avocado causes heart damage. Onions can damage red blood cells. Gum, candies and baked goods made with the sweetener xylitol can cause a fast, and quite severe, drop in blood
sugar levels triggering seizures or liver failure. Play it safe this holiday and keep Fido away from toxic foods. And just in case, keep the name and numbers of your closest pet emergency room on the fridge!