Thanksgiving is full of wonderful foods and treats for humans! Your pets feel the same way, but did you know many of the things we love can be dangerous to your pets? Here are a few things to avoid your pets getting into this Thanksgiving. Check out our next article for great Thanksgiving treats for your pet.
– Keep the turkey to yourself! While turkey in general is not dangerous for pets to eat, the way we prepare it is. Many spices as well as the amounts of salts and fats in our favorite Thanksgiving tradition can end up with your pet in the hospital with a bad case of pancreatitis.
– Pumpkin pie is not for sharing. We all know the great digestive benefits pure pumpkin has for our pets but beyond that your desert is a nightmare! Did you know nutmeg, a common spice used in pumpkin pie, is extremely toxic to pets?
– What about the sides? Keep them on your plate! Ingredients like, onions, leeks, chives and garlic (and we humans LOVE garlic) can cause damage to red blood cells and result in severe anemia.
– Don’t throw your dog a bone! Yes, your dog loves his raw turkey necks, but your cooked turkey bones are dangerous! Once you cook your turkey those same bones they love turn brittle and can splinter causing severe damage internally if consumed.
– Your pet really doesn’t want your drink. Alcohol can cause many dangerous situations including coma, slowed respiration, and even life-threatening low blood sugar levels.
This Thanksgiving enjoy your pets the safe way and avoid an expensive emergency room trips. Keep your pets secured and separated from the food and let them join you for the post feast nap.