Don’t Feed Your Dog These Thanksgiving Foods
By 965koit on November 14, 2018
There are so many delicious foods to look forward this Thanksgiving. We can’t wait to share them with friends and family, and for some people, that includes their pets.
But not all tasty food is good for them!
Here are 7 Foods from the Thanksgiving Table NOT To Feed Your Dog according to the American Veterinary Medical Association:
1. Turkey Bones: These are potentially fatal and can cause nausea and diarrhea.
2. Turkey Skin: There is so much fat in the skin and could trigger pancreatitis…which stops food from breaking down properly. A good alternative? A few pieces of plain turkey or giblets (gizzard, liver or heart….but NO NECK because of the bones.)
3. Sweets: Chocolate can be poisonous. And the darker the chocolate, the worse it is.
4. Grapes and Raisins: These have been known to cause kidney damage in dogs.
5. Nuts: There is a high-fat content in these delicious snacks …that also may be hiding in your stuffing, that can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and pancreatitis.
6. Salty Snacks: Too much of this and your dog could suffer from sodium ion poisoning. Excessive thirst and urination are good signs.
7. Garlic, onions, and chives: Think mashed potatoes….these herbs can irritate doggy stomachs.
If your dog does eat one of these foods, monitor them and if you see them getting sick, take them to the vet ASAP.