November 18, 2016

Five Foods your Dog Shouldn't Eat on Thanksgiving

Five Foods your Dog Shouldn't Eat on Thanksgiving

Start slow roasting your turkey and mix up some green bean casserole because Thanksgiving is almost here. Nothing brings people together more then a delicious spread of your favorite comfort foods and of course pie. Do you want the pecan or pumpkin? It's Thanksgiving just take a slice of both. No one will judge you. Thanksgiving is prime overeating time. So loosen up your belt and gorge yourself. 

But what about the four-legged members of your family? Well, you have to be careful on what you feed your dog off the table because some of it can be harmful. Below is a list of foods your pet should avoid on turkey day.

1. Bones

Bones and dogs usually go together like gravy on mashed potatoes, but not on Thanksgiving. Cooked turkey and ham bones can splinter and get stuck in your dog's throat. To avoid a trip to the nearest pet hospital, throw your bones away in spot that your dog can't reach them.

2. Cookies

Chocolate is a common no-no when it comes to dogs, but it's worth repeating. However, chocolate isn't the only thing that is harmful in cookies. The butter, sugar, and oils in these treats can upset your dog's tummy. Also, just like people, dogs can get salmonella from eating raw cookie dough so make sure to clean up any spills right away when baking Grandma's secret recipe. 

3. Nutmeg

Nutmeg is a spice used for both pumpkins and sweet potatoes, but is very harmful for dogs. It can damage your pet's central nervous system and cause seizures. 

4. Onions 

Though safe for humans to eat, dogs should never eat onions. Onions contain sulfides which are okay for people, but toxic for dogs and can lead to anemia.Garlic does too and should also be avoided. 

5. Alcohol

Make sure to instruct your family to keep their drinks out reach of you pet's snout. Dogs love the taste of beer and will likely lap it all up if a drink is left unattended. Alcohol is toxic in general for dogs, but the hops in beer is especially not good for our furry friends.