Thanksgiving is around the corner! Be prepared and keep these dangerous foods away from your pet this Thanksgiving. Here is a list of Thanksgiving food that you should not feed your pet.
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.
Be sure to keep these foods away from your pet to ensure a happy and healthy Thanksgiving for your furry friends! Contact us if you have questions about keeping your pet healthy this Thanksgiving.