Safe 2023 New Year’s Eve Snacks For Pets

Food Pets Can Eat
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Party is all planned out, food ideas plated and your pets all set to act cute? But, have you considered what food items your pets are going to indulge in while you and your friends are enjoying a lavish spread? Of course, you cannot feed them the same food you’re eating after all those are made only for human consumption.

Question is not exactly will your food caterer prepare pet-friendly foods or you will. Safe foods are available in market for easy purchase. Question is which foods are safe for your dog and/or cat and/or rabbit. Whatever the case, let’s see which holiday foods can be served for your pets on the table. And which foods to avoid to safeguard their health.


Here’s the list of food ingredients you can make use to prepare the required holiday dishes for your dog, cat and rabbit:

Food Dogs Can Eat At The New Year Party

Food Dogs Can Eat

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Seedless Watermelon: Low in calories and packed with nutrients
Eggs: Offers vitamins, minerals and lots of protein
Carrots: Both cooked and raw
Green Peas: Fresh or frozen peas, not canned ones
Cooked Chicken: Excellent source of protein
Plain Popcorn: No butter and salt
Blueberries: Rich source of antioxidants and offers vitamins, minerals and fiber
Unsalted Peanut Butter: To be fed in moderate amounts
Blackberries: Low in calories and rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants
Salmon: Great source of omega-3 fatty acids
Plain Oatmeal: No flavors or additional ingredients like raisins
Cooked Rice: May help relieve an upset stomach
Broccoli: Both cooked and raw
Coconut: Claimed to benefit their skin and fur
Peeled Mango: Offers vitamins, minerals and fiber
Pineapple: Full of vitamins, minerals and fiber
Bread: Plain or whole grain without extra ingredients like raisins
Plain Beef: Without any added sauces or seasonings
Corn: Good source of vitamins and minerals
Apples: Offers vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants
Plain Turkey: Boneless and skinless without ingredients like garlic and onion
Sweet Potatoes: Important for eye health and immune system
Cooked Pork: Without added spices, seasonings or sauces
Mushrooms: Feed store-bought mushrooms such as portobello mushrooms
Cooked Shrimp: Excellent source of protein, vitamins and minerals

Food Cats Can Eat At The New Year Party

Food Cats Can Eat

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Cooked Fish: Good source of natural amino acids, omega-3 fatty acids and fish oil
Cucumbers: Great source of vitamins, hydration and a digestive aid
Cranberries: Rich in vitamin C, magnesium, and dietary fiber
Cooked Rice: High in fiber
Cooked Meat: Plain without any sauces or seasonings
Blueberries: High in vitamin C and powerful antioxidants
Peeled Apples: Full of fiber and nutrients
Cooked Carrots: Contains beta-carotene, which converts into vitamin A
Cooked Shrimp: Rich in phosphorus, calcium, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids
Oatmeal: High in dietary fiber and iron
Bananas: Great source of potassium, nutrients and fiber
Cooked Eggs: Excellent source of protein
Strawberries: Great source of vitamin C, potassium and fiber
Celery: Rich in vitamins, water and fiber
Lettuce: Great source of vitamins A and K, folate and fiber
Bacon And Ham: Not salted and well cooked
Green Beans: Fresh, canned or frozen beans
Pineapple: Rich in vitamins and minerals
Raspberries: Rich in dietary fiber and low in sugar
Watermelon: Filled with water, vitamins A, B, C and potassium
Cooked Pumpkin: Pumpkin Puree helps with diarrhea and constipation issues
Steamed Broccoli: Packed with antioxidants aids with regular bowel movements
Unrefined Whole Grains And Wheat Cereals: Great source of vitamins, fiber and iron

Food Rabbits Can Eat At The New Year Party

Food Rabbits Can Eat

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Leafy Greens: Coriander, Radish tops, Spinach, Sprouts and more
Fruits: Kiwi, Papaya, Peach, Pear and more
Herbs: Basil, Parsley, Oregano, Rosemary and more


Here’s the list of food ingredients you should not make use to prepare the required holiday dishes for your dog, cat and rabbit:

Food Dogs Can’t Eat At The New Year Party

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Alcohol: May lead to ethanol poisoning
Raw Yeast Dough: May lead to alcohol poisoning and death
Raw Chicken: Can cause Salmonella infection
Xylitol: May lead to a rapid drop in blood sugar levels
Onions: May reduce their ability to carry oxygen through the body
Garlic: May damage their red blood cells and lead to anemia
Nutmeg: May cause disorientation, increased heart rate and more
Lemons: May cause gastrointestinal symptoms like vomiting and diarrhea
Coffee And Tea: May lead to hyperactivity, vomiting, diarrhea and more
Avocado: May lead to fluid accumulation in their lungs and chest
Macadamia Nuts: May lead to vomiting, muscle weakness, tremors and more
Chocolate: May lead to internal bleeding, muscle tremors, seizures and death
Grapes And Raisins: May lead to rapid kidney failure and death

Food Cats Can’t Eat At The New Year Party

Food Cats Cannot Eat

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Avocado: May affect their GI tract and cause inflammation in their pancreas
Chocolate: Chocolate contains harmful caffeine and theobromine
Onions: Can break down their red blood cells and lead to anemia
Peaches: May cause stomach upset and diarrhea due to high sugar content
Milk Products (Cheese, Ice Cream, etc.): Most cats are lactose-intolerant
Potatoes: Rich in Vitamins B and C and potassium
Grapes: May cause kidney failure
Xylitol: May cause a sudden release of insulin, causing hypoglycemia
Seeds: May suffer from upset stomach, vomiting and diarrhea
Alcohol: May catch ethanol poisoning
Caffeine: May cause high blood pressure and cardiac arrhythmias
Cooked Bones: May cause internal damage to digestive tract
Lemons: May be very acidic and can upset your their tummy
Plums: Contains toxic cyanide
Mushrooms: May cause diarrhea, vomiting, increased heart rate and discoloration of the skin

Food Rabbits Can’t Eat At The New Year Party

Food Rabbits Cannot Eat

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Avocado: Contains a compound called persin which can be dangerously toxic
Muesli: Contains toxic theobromine and caffeine
Chocolate: Contains a high amount of toxic theobromine
Rhubarb: An irritant that can be poisonous
Nuts: Rich in fat, carbs and calories leading to uncomfortable symptoms like bloating, indigestion and more
Seeds: Some fruit seeds may contain trace amounts of toxic cyanide
Meat: Cannot digest leading to death
Mushrooms: Contains a variety of harmful mycotoxins
Processed Foods (Bread, Cookies, Chips, etc.): High in carbohydrates and sugar leading to indigestion, abnormal stools and abdominal discomfort
Raw Onions And Garlic: Contains a toxic oxidant called n-propyl disulfide
Dairy And Eggs: Other animal-derived proteins toxic for digestive system
Kidney Beans: High in carbohydrates causing abdominal discomfort, bloating and diarrhea
Raw Potato: Contain a toxic alkaloid called solanine causing decreased appetite, digestive upset, abdominal pain and lethargy


New Year’s party is the perfect opportunity to look back on the year and cherish every moment spent with your family and friends, especially those you’ve made with your furry friends. By making sure you have pet-safe foods on the menu you’ll give them a tasty experience and of course, keep their tummy happy.

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