9 Christmas foods that are dangerous to pets

Cooked bones

Never give your pooch cooked chicken, turkey, or other meat bones. Many of these cooked bones are brittle, making them unsafe for your dog. 


The most frequent side effects of alcohol usage are vomiting, depression, overt dizziness, and breathing problems. 


Theobromine is a key ingredient in chocolate and cocoa powder. It is highly poisonous to dogs and cats and if they eat any, it can have a fatal effect on their hearts, kidneys and nervous systems.

Corn on the cob

The cob might cause a blockage if your pet swallows it.


Certain types of nuts, macadamia nuts in particular, can cause our pets to suffer vomiting, depression and hyperthermia if they eat them.

Grapes and raisins

Grapes are highly toxic to pets and can cause kidney failure if they’re eaten.

Fatty foods

Although harmless in small doses, fatty foods could give your pet an upset stomach and can sometimes lead to pancreatitis - a painful and debilitating condition that can be fatal in some cases.

Onions, garlic and chives

These ingredients are known to cause stomach and red blood cell damage to pets.

Xylitol (the sweetener)

Xylitol is found in most sugar-free treats such as chewing gum, sweets and some types of peanut butter. If your pet ingests any such product, they’re at risk of vomiting, general discomfort, seizures and even death.