Thanksgiving Foods That Can Be Dangerous For Your Dog
If you have dogs, especially spoiled ones like me, you probably like to share food with them. My dogs are always close to me when I’m eating, waiting on me to give them a bite of something or waiting on me to drop something. I am pretty good at not over sharing with them as people food can cause dogs some stomach issues. If you’re having folks over to your house for turkey day and have animals, please be aware of the foods that can be dangerous for them.
According to Huffington Post, dogs cannot eat certain foods. If you’re a dog person and have had dogs for years, you’re probably familiar with the foods that can be poisonous to dogs. Chocolate, onions, garlic, grapes, and raisins are just a few foods you need to keep away from your dog. With Thanksgiving on Thursday, there are numerous foods that you’ll probably be serving that aren’t healthy for your pet.
Bad Food For Dogs
Turkey bones, as well as chicken bones, are very bad for dogs. I learned this as a kid. My dad told us they were not good for dogs since they can splinter and get stuck in the dogs’ throat. I’ve always remembered that. They can also tear or puncture a dog’s stomach.
Overly seasoned or salty foods aren’t great for your dogs. This includes the drippings from the turkey. I know lots of folks like to give them to their dogs on top of their dog food. A tiny bit may be ok, but all that grease and oil isn’t good for your dog’s digestive system. You don’t want to wake up on Black Friday to a mess on your carpet!
Chocolate and other sweets are very bad for your dog. Chocolate can be deadly, as can sugar substitutes. If you made a pumpkin pie from scratch, and you used all natural ingredients, your dog may be able to have a small bite. I know that my dogs love pumpkin, but usually if I give them some, it’s canned pumpkin. Not the sweet kind for pies, just plain pumpkin.
Even foods that aren’t hazardous to your dog should only be given to them in small qualities. It’s easy to give them too much, especially when they’re looking at you’re with their soulful eyes and sweet faces. I get it! But be careful. Make sure to let your guests know not to feed your dog. Holidays are a fun, and you don’t want anyone, including your pets, getting sick.
You can read more about what experts say about feeding your dog people food here.