Thanksgiving Foods and Your Dog – What to Share

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With Thanksgiving upon us, Pet Parents will inevitably want to share some of the table spoils with their Pets. Here is a breakdown of popular foods and how they can affect your Pets on Thanksgiving.

 

DON’T SHARE:

– Alliums (Onions, Garlic, Leaks, Scallions) as these have been shown to cause toxic anemia in pets

– Grapes and/or Raisins as they have been shown to cause Kidney Failure in Dogs

– Xylitol (Artificial Sweeteners often contain Xylitol) as it is Poisonous to Pets

– Chocolate (This is a well known “no-no” but consider all foods that might contain even small amounts of chocolate, baking chocolate included

– Alcohol as even small amounts can be toxic. Pets can even get alcohol poisoning from things like Rum Cake and Fruit Cake

 

 

DO SHARE: (As long as these items do not contain the items listed above)

– Turkey (in small amounts, Turkey delivers a good source of lean meat in your Pet’s diet)

– Potatoes (Mashed potatoes are okay as well but keep in mind how they were prepared, ie Garlic Mashed Potatoes are not safe due to the Alliums)

– Cranberry sauce, again, keeping in mind the preparation and the amount of sugar in a serving, but a small amount can be a good source of energy

– Macaroni and Cheese, as long as you know how your pet’s stomach reacts to dairy. If your pet has trouble processing dairy, maybe sneak them a few plain macaroni noodles prior to completing the recipe

– Green Beans, again considering the preparation, can be a good source of vegetables for your pet

 

PLEASE SHARE AND HAVE A SAFE, HEALTHY, AND HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON WITH YOUR PET

 

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