Keep people food away from pets. If you want to share holiday treats with your pets, make or buy treats formulated just for them.
The following people foods are especially hazardous for pets:
* Many sweets and baked goods - Xylitol has been linked to liver failure and death in dogs.
* Turkey and turkey skin, even in small amounts, can cause a life-threatening condition in pets known as pancreatitis.
* Table scraps, including gravy and meat fat, should be kept away from pets. Many foods that are healthy for people are poisonous to pets, including onions, raisins and grapes.
* Yeast dough can cause painful gas and potentially dangerous bloating in pets.
Quick action can save lives. If your pet has been poisoned or eaten something it shouldn't have, call your veterinarian or local veterinary emergency clinic immediately. Always have the nearest emergency clinic phone number and address close at hand. Poison control is 888-426-4435. If your pet has a toxic substance, food or object, contact Animal poison control, or your nearest emergency clinic. A charge may be applied.