Thanksgiving: a holiday full of food, friends, and family. As tasty as Thanksgiving food is, a lot of it is not safe to feed our pets. We will give you a list of common Thanksgiving food that can be hazardous to your pets.
1. 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!
2. Turkey Bones
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.
This Thanksgiving staple often contains onions, which poison dogs’ blood cells.
4. Garlic Bread
Garlic is a member of the onion family (as far as dogs are concerned), so this is also bad for their blood.
5. Fruit Salad 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!
Sausage is more than meat. Sausage also contains, onions, garlic, and a bunch of other ingredients we’ve already mentioned.
7. Pecan Pie
Dogs shouldn’t be eating dessert anyway, but nuts can cause muscle spasms and weakness of the legs for up to 48 hours. Walnuts and macadamia nuts are the worst.
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.
9. 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.
Keeping these foods away from your furry friends this Thanksgiving will help ensure a happy and healthy holiday! If you have any questions about foods that you can feed your pets this holiday, call our office and we will answer any questions you may have.