Norfolk Health and Safety Tips PDF Print E-mail
Written by Linda Dowdle   
Monday, 03 January 2011 21:57

BREAD DOUGH A NO-NO FOR DOGS AND CATS As the holidays descend upon us, there'll be many cooks in the kitchen--but don't spoil your pet by giving him bread dough. According to Jill A. Richardson, DVM, of the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC), when bread dough is ingested, an animal's body heat causes the dough to rise in the stomach. As alcohol is produced during the rising process, the dough expands.

Pets who've eaten bread dough may experience abdominal pain, bloat, vomiting, disorientation and depression. Holiday Hazards From the Veterinarians at the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center:

  • Chocolate
  • Acorns
  • Yeast dough
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Raisins and grapes
  • Christmas tree preservative
  • Avocado
  • American holly
  • Coffee
  • Mistletoe
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • ¬†Christmas cactus
  • ¬†Antifreeze Easter stargazer and tiger lilies
  • Liquid potpourris
  • Human Cough/Cold/Flu medicines
  • Ice melts
  • Batteries
  • Electrical cords
  • Holiday decorations.

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