By: Mary Beth McAndrews
It's time for Thanksgiving, which means family gatherings, football, and, most importantly, food. Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green bean casserole, the list goes on! While you may be salivating just thinking about the pounds of food about to laden your table, your dog probably is, too! However, before trying to include your canine companion in your festivities, check out these safety tips to make sure you aren't accidentally feeding him or her something poisonous.
- Don't give your dog any turkey or ham bones to chew on. They can easily splinter and choke or harm your dog's throat and intestines. Opt for a bone from the pet store and bring it out once everyone sits down to dinner!
- Avoid giving you pets food items with high fat content, like gravy, as it can cause pancreatitis. Make sure not relatives are slipping the dog a scrap or two and keep an eye on the garbage can!
- While dogs act like they can eat anything, they should really stay away from foods like onion, garlic, raisins,and mushrooms. They could cause some major stomach issues for dogs and even death. Check out the full list of what foods to avoid here.
- Keep pets away from the dessert table. We all know chocolate is bad for dogs and so are certain ingredients that contain xylitol.
We know you want to include your pup in the festivities so check out our list of dog-safe holidays treats!
Have a Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!