Thanksgiving Food and Pet Safety!

Thanksgiving Food and Pet Safety!

It’s our favorite time of the year! Friends, family and even our four-legged friends get to gather ’round and enjoy great company and food. With that in mind, there are many things that are dangerous and even deadly for your dogs.

1. SPICES:

While we love the way they taste. Spices such as sage, nutmeg and cinnamon contain essential oils that can cause upset stomach and diarrhea. Nutmeg alone can cause seizures in dogs, so if you want to share that pie, make sure the pumpkin is straight from the source with no additional ingredients!

2. ONIONS AND GARLIC:

One of our favorites dishes is stuffing, let’s face it! Often times stuffing contains onions, garlic and other deliciousness. These may taste great to humans, but to cats and dogs, they contain toxic sulfides. Onions, specifically, consist of Thiosulphate which is toxic to both dogs and cats and can even be deadly!

3. NUTS:

A holiday “go-to” includes nuts. Walnuts and Macadamia nuts are dangerous for dogs to consume. Nuts can cause fever, vomiting and other gastric intestinal issues.

4. TURKEY SKIN, COOKED BONES AND HAM:

We are all guilty of looking at our pups cute little face and wanting to share! However, turkey skin and ham are very high in fat which means you should skip the sharing this time. Leaving bones around for your dogs could cost you a vet trip, or an upset stomach as these foods are hard to digest.

5. CHOCOLATE:

As many pet owners know, actual Cocoa can be deadly so skip the desserts!

6. ALCOHOL:

This may seem like a “no brainer”, but it can happen! Alcohol can cause vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty breathing, a depressed central nervous system and seizures.

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