Thanksgiving Foods Your Pet Should Avoid

November 8, 2018

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Thanksgiving is two weeks away and as we plan out our mouth-watering menu and indulge in the annual feast, those two sad, brown eyes pierce your soul as your stuff your face.  Although you want to include your pet in the festivities, many Thanksgiving foods are bad for dogs and even deadly. So keep an eye out for these six foods during your Thanksgiving festivities, and make sure your pup doesn't steal 'em off the table. While dogs are carnivores, giving your pooch a slice of turkey can be bad news.  The food isn't part of their regular diet and that can cause some tummy problems. Plus vets caution that even a small piece of turkey or turkey skin and other fatty foods can cause pancreatitis in pets. Even the leftover bones could pose a risk as they can either cause your dog to choke, or they can splinter inside your dog's stomach or intestines. While bread may seem harmless enough o give to your dog, the yeast in bread can cause stomach problems and flatulence. Fruitcake dons the dessert table and should not end up in the dog dish. Fruits like raisins can be toxic! So keep a watchful eye out for any scrounging noses. Garlic may ward off vampires but it's a no-no for dogs. Onions, leeks, or scallions, as these specific veggies may be toxic to your pet's body. Gravy ties a meal together but much like the turkey itself, it's laden with fats not associated with the normal diet of your dog.  Gravy can lead to stomach problems and gas. But there are some safe foods your pooch can eat to join in the celebration.  Raw vegetables such as green beans, carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, and apples are safe bets (no grapes).

SOURCE: Elite Daily

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