10 Foods You Shouldn’t Feed To Your Pets This Thanksgiving

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6. Salty snack foods

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It’s totally normal for humans to snack on chips, dip, and pretzels for some before-dinner appetizers, but they can be harmful to animals. According to the ASPCA, salty snacks can cause “excessive thirst and urination, or even sodium ion poisoning.”

7. Nuts

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Nuts of any kind are another health-conscious snack that many humans break out both during the holidays and during any other time of the year. However, these are out of the question for our pets. According to the ASPCA, nuts can lead to “weakness, depression, vomiting, tremors, and hyperthermia,” in addition to other ailments like vomiting and pancreatitis.

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8. Chocolate

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This is an obvious one if you own a pet, but it’s still worth mentioning as a friendly reminder. Chocolate can be fatal to both cats and dogs, so it’s best to just hide all of your remaining Halloween candy until it’s all finished!

9. Coffee and other sources of caffeine

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If your pet ingests any kind of coffee or other items with caffeine, it may lead to vomiting, diarrhea, abnormal heart rhythm, tremors, seizures, and in some cases, death. According to the ASPCA, this is caused by the methylxanthine in caffeinated beverages.

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10. Alcohol

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Never heard about people giving their pets alcohol, but apparently, it is a thing! Even ingested in small doses can cause intoxication in pets which can lead to seizures, respiratory failure, and even death. So, just don’t give your pets alcohol. Not even via cake that contains small traces of alcohol.

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