Onions, garlic, grapes and other foods you should never give your pets

List of holiday foods NOT safe to give to your pets

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SAN ANTONIO – The holidays are fun for family and that includes your four-legged friends.

More people and more food could mean more hands feeding Fido under the table.

A general golden rule for feeding animals is to just say no. 

The rich foods we eat typically eat during the holidays can be hard on your animal’s stomach and may lead to intestinal upset and diarrhea, according to Animal Care Services.

However, if you're still wondering what's considered safe for your pets to eat during those big holiday meals, the list is below.


Poultry bones
Alliums - onions, garlic, leeks, scallions, chives, shallots
Xylitol (an artificial sweetener found in certain candies)
Foods with alcohol
Raw dough


Mashed potatoes
Cranberry sauce
Macaroni and cheese
Green beans

If you think your pet may have ingested something toxic, call the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Pet Poison Control at 1-888-426-4435 or call your local emergency pet clinic.

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