14 Nov Thanksgiving Pet Treats – OR NOT?
If your pets are like most pets, they sit under the table waiting for just a morsel to drop from the dinner table. Not to worry, you still have a couple of weeks to work on that “place” command. You know the one! My Dad used to say the word “box” and his dog headed straight to her bed and patiently waited for us to finish dinner.
Just in case you aren’t able to get to that part of the training, here are some foods to avoid giving your pups this Holiday season so you won’t end up at the emergency vet.
Turkey Bones, Skin, and Gravy
White turkey meat is ok to share with our furry family members, but never give them bones. They can be a choking hazard and could harm their intestines. Gravy and skin are usually high in salt and fat, so those are also good to avoid.
Garlic, Onions, Scallions, Chives
All of these are in the Allium family, causing toxic anemia in dogs and cats. Not to mention really bad gas, too!
We all know Chocolate is bad for your pets, but did you know Coffee is too?
Small amounts of either one of these can cause vomiting and diarrhea for your dog, but higher amounts can be fatal. Make sure you keep all the goodies off your coffee table where your pups can get into trouble.
Candied Yams and Mashed Potatoes
Depending on how they are prepared, yams and potatoes are generally ok for your pets, but if you add too much sugar, salt, and fat, they can make your dog ill.
Never, Never, Never, give your pets alcohol as they are at a greater risk of alcohol poisoning.
This popular pumpkin pie spice is toxic in large doses. Even small amounts could make you pet sick..
Most nuts including almonds, pecans, and walnuts, contain high amounts of oils and fats. These fats can cause vomiting and diarrhea.
If your pet does get into trouble, quick action on your part might save their life. Immediately contact the ASPCA Poison Control Hotline: 888-426-4435 or your local veterinarian.
Best wishes for a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving to your family from ours at Pet Evac Pak.