The most dangerous holiday foods for your dog

Every pet parent knows the common food no-gos, like chocolate, raisins and grapes. But around the holidays, there are lesser known culprits, too!

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UNBAKED YEAST DOUGH

Whether you’re making pizza, biscuits or bread around the holidays, beware of the furry friends at your feet!

"If they ingest [unbaked yeast dough], the dough will rise," Dr. Courtney says. "[And] the stomach is basically an oven."

"The fermentation process creates ethanol, which is an alcohol," he continues. "And they essentially get drunk off of pizza dough and other dough."

Yikes!

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MACADAMIA NUTS

They’re delicious in holiday cookies -- but after this revelation, Rach is having her mom take them off the menu this year!

"We don’t even know why they’re toxic," the vet says. "But they are."

In fact, he says the nuts can make dogs tremor and stumble -- and NO ONE wants that.

NUTMEG

There’s a silver lining to this one, which is good news considering that nutmeg is in EVERYTHING around the holidays.

"Dogs have to ingest a large amount of nutmeg for it to be a problem," Dr. Courtney explains.

So, just don’t go spilling it on the floor! 

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When veterinarian Dr. Courtney Campbell visited our show, he gave us the lowdown on three in particular.

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A dog enjoys an ice lolly given by its owner at an ice-cream shop where ice cream is designed especially for canines in Mexico City, Mexico April 9, 2017.

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A dog enjoys an ice cream given by its owner at an ice-cream shop where ice cream is designed especially for canines in Mexico City, Mexico April 9, 2017.

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A dog looks at an ice cream at an ice-cream shop where ice cream is designed especially for canines in Mexico City, Mexico April 9, 2017. 

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A dog waits for its ice cream given by its owner at an ice-cream shop where ice cream is designed especially for canines in Mexico City, Mexico April 9, 2017. 

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A dog smells an ice cream at an ice-cream shop where ice cream is designed especially for canines in Mexico City, Mexico April 9, 2017.

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A dog looks at an ice cream at an ice-cream shop where ice cream is designed especially for canines in Mexico City, Mexico, April 9, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Carlos Jasso)

A dog enjoys an ice cream given by its owner at an ice-cream shop where ice cream is designed especially for canines in Mexico City, Mexico, April 9, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Carlos Jasso)

A dog looks at his owner ice cream at an ice-cream shop where ice cream is designed especially for canines in Mexico City, Mexico April 9, 2017.

(REUTERS/Carlos Jasso)

A dog eats an ice lolly given by its owner at an ice-cream shop where ice cream is designed especially for canines in Mexico City, Mexico April 9, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Carlos Jasso)

Dogs enjoy ice cream given by its owners at an ice-cream shop where ice cream is designed especially for canines in Mexico City, Mexico April 9, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Carlos Jasso)

A dog eats an ice lolly given by its owner at an ice-cream shop where ice cream is designed especially for canines in Mexico City, Mexico, April 9, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Carlos Jasso)

A dog enjoys an ice cream given by its owner at an ice-cream shop where ice cream is designed especially for canines in Mexico City, Mexico, April 9, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Carlos Jasso)

A dog looks at an ice cream at an ice-cream shop where ice cream is designed especially for canines in Mexico City, Mexico April 9, 2017.

(REUTERS/Carlos Jasso)

A dog eats an ice lolly given by its owner at an ice-cream shop where ice cream is designed especially for canines in Mexico City, Mexico April 9, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Carlos Jasso)

A dog eats an ice lolly given by its owner at an ice-cream shop where ice cream is designed especially for canines in Mexico City, Mexico April 9, 2017. 

(REUTERS/Carlos Jasso)

A man holds a leash and an ice cream for his dog at an ice-cream shop where ice cream is designed especially for canines in Mexico City, Mexico, April 9, 2017. 

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A couple gives ice cream to their dogs at an ice-cream shop where ice cream is designed especially for canines in Mexico City, Mexico April 9, 2017. 

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A boxer named 'Tank' (L) looks as other dog eats an ice-cream at an ice-cream parlor specialized in such delicatessen targetting a canine clientele, in Mexico City, on April 9, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
A Pug named 'Justino' eats ice-cream in an ice cream shop, in Mexico city, on April 9, 2017. People bring their pets to this place were ice-cream especially made for dogs is served. / AFP PHOTO / RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
A beagle dog called 'Romi' eats ice-cream in an ice cream shop, in Mexico city, on April 9, 2017. People bring their pets to this place were ice-cream especially made for dogs is served. / AFP PHOTO / RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
A Pomeranian named 'Neron' licks an ice-cream at an ice-cream parlor specialized in such delicatessen targetting a canine clientele, in Mexico City, on April 9, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
An Old English Sheep dog named 'Super' licks an ice-cream at an ice-cream parlor specialized in such delicatessen targetting a canine clientele, in Mexico City, on April 9, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
Dogs eat ice-creams at an ice-cream parlor specialized in such delicatessen targetting a canine clientele, in Mexico City, on April 9, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
A beagle dog named 'Romi' licks an ice-cream at an ice-cream parlor specialized in such delicatessen targetting a canine clientele, in Mexico City, on April 9, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
A dog named 'Tsuki' licks an ice-cream at an ice-cream parlor specialized in such delicatessen targetting a canine clientele, in Mexico City, on April 9, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
Dogs lick their ice-creams at an ice-cream parlor specialized in such delicatessen targetting a canine clientele, in Mexico City, on April 9, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
A Pug named 'Justino' eats ice-cream in an ice cream shop, in Mexico city, on April 9, 2017. People bring their pets to this place were ice-cream especially made for dogs is served. / AFP PHOTO / RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman gives an ice-cream to her dog at an ice-cream parlor specialized in such delicatessen targetting a canine clientele, in Mexico City, on April 9, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
An Old English Sheep dog named 'Super' licks an ice-cream at an ice-cream parlor specialized in such delicatessen targetting a canine clientele, in Mexico City, on April 9, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
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