Thanksgiving foods to avoid

Thanksgiving is the biggest meal of the year for most families. Many of us are eager to share the feast with our dog by preparing them some of the meal. Unfortunately, this is not the safest way to include our pets in the celebration.

Here are some safety tips and foods to avoid feeding your dog on Thanksgiving.

Bones:

Cooked bones splinter easily, making them extremely dangerous for you dog to consume. Splintered bones can severely damage the digestive system by tearing or blocking the intestines. Make sure to keep these out of your dog’s reach while cooking.

Fatty Foods:

High fat content in foods can easily cause your dog to become ill. Many times it is more than an upset stomach. Severe vomiting, diarrhea and other symptoms could be a sign of severe illness requiring immediate medical attention. Avoid gravy and turkey skin. Give your pet

Trash:

When you are finished cooking, all of the items in the trash smell good to your dog. Even though the items may not be food to humans, your dog will be enticed to eat everything in the trash because of all the delicious Thanksgiving smells.

Change in Diet:

Your dog is used to eating the same thing every day. Suddenly changing their diet can cause stress and an upset stomach. Instead, try mixing some lean turkey meat and vegetables in their kibble as a treat.

Do you have some Thanksgiving pet safety tips? Let us know in the comments section.

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