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What not to feed your dog on Thanksgiving

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Your dog will thank you: what not to feed your furry friend on Thanksgiving.

1) Rich fatty foods, especially when consumed over a short period of time, can cause pancreatitis -

  • - gravy
  • - turkey skin or trimmings/carcass
  • - stuffing
  • - ham
  • - mashed potato

2) Turkey bones

are hollow and can splinter into shards capable of piercing a dogs esophagus, stomach and intestinal tract

3) Chocolate

Especially dark, contains theobromine, an alkaloid that together with caffeine stimulates the heart in a potentially fatal manner

- the smaller the dog the lower the lethal dosage

4) A number of foods that you might not suspect are bad or potentially fatal to dogs -

  • - onions (hemolytic anemia)
  • - mushrooms (central nervous system and liver disease)
  • - sugar free anything (xylitol causes liver failure)
  • - grapes/raisins (renal failure via unknown mechanism)
  • - uncooked dough (swells in stomach/GI)
  • - alcohol (can be fatal in relatively small doses - yes, even beer)

Remember, your dog doesn't know it is Thanksgiving (it's like they're from Canada) but if you must, a little white meat, skinless turkey can assuage your guilt.

 

 

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