Pet Thanksgiving Safety
Don't gobble that! Thanksgiving is a happy time filled with food. But there are some foods that can be dangerous for your pet.
November is here, which means Thanksgiving is only weeks away! While this is a great, and yummy, holiday for humans, it can be dangerous for our pooches. Why? Some of our table scraps are actually really bad for them! Below is a list of the foods that you should not give your animal this holiday season.
- Turkey: While turkey is certainly delicious, it can be harmful to your furry friend. Raw or undercooked turkey meat can contain infectious bacteria. So keep the pet out of the kitchen while you’re preparing the meal. Raw or cooked, this meat also has small, sharp bones that can splinter and cause a lot of problems in your pet’s belly. In addition, the skin of turkey is really fatty, which can also be a problem.
- Fatty foods: Pooches shouldn’t eat a lot of salty and high-fat foods, such as gravy, ham or turkey skin. These can actually cause a condition known as pancreatitis, which can be a fatal disease. Pancreatitis is when the pancreas becomes inflamed, and it messes up how your pet’s body digests food and how it controls blood sugar.
- Onions and garlic: Both of these are toxic to dogs. They cause a form of anemia (lack of red blood cells in the body) that can go days without being detected.
- Bread dough: Raw bread dough will expand in your pet’s stomach. That causes bloating, vomiting and a lot of stomach pain. The condition can be fatal.
- Spices and herbs: Herbs contain oils that can cause stomach upset and central nervous system depression, if eaten in large quantities. So keep these out of reach from your pet, just in case.
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