Thanksgiving: the day we wait for all year to eat some of our favorite foods. Even though we love Thanksgiving food, a lot of it is not safe for our furry friends to eat. Here is a list of hazardous Thanksgiving food for your pet.
When the turkey’s gone, the bones that remain are NOT a good chew toy for your dog. They are brittle choking hazards that easily splinter if chewed.
Salty Turkey Skin
Your Thanksgiving turkey will be basted in a number of tasty herbs and spices, like sage or dill, which are bad for your dog’s tummy. The fatty skin added salty brine and added butter isn’t very good for dogs either. When they start throwing the puppy dog eyes, you can give those pups a tiny piece of turkey breast, though!
A good rule of thumb is to not feed dogs fruit with seeds or pits. These inflame doggie intestines. Yuck! So, no plums, peaches, or grapes. That includes raisins!
This Thanksgiving staple often contains onions, which poison dogs’ blood cells.
Garlic is a member of the onion family (as far as dogs are concerned), so this is also bad for their blood.
Sausage is more than meat. Sausage also contains onions, garlic, and a bunch of other ingredients we’ve already mentioned.
Whether wine or beer, alcohol is simply not good for dogs. Grapes and hops are both toxic to dogs, and so is the alcohol itself.
Just like humans, some pups handle dairy just fine– others get a tummyache. It really depends on your pup.
Pumpkin or Sweet Potato Pie
This one’s tricky. Both pumpkin and sweet potatoes are good for dogs. But for Thanksgiving, many people add cinnamon and nutmeg to their pumpkin or sweet potato dishes, which isn’t so great for our pups.
Be sure to keep your pets away from eating these foods to keep them safe and happy this holiday season.
Contact us if you have any more questions about keeping your pet safe this Thanksgiving.