Thanksgiving Day Pet Food Warnings

Thanksgiving Day DinnerThere is always a lot of cooking and baking on Thanksgiving Day. Before you cave in and give your dog a treat here are some Thanksgiving Day Pet Food Warnings.

Top Thanksgiving Day Pet Food Warnings:

  • Turkey skin is high in fat and can be hard for your dog to digest. Feeding your dog food that has a high in fat content can lead to pancreatitis. Common symptoms of pancreatitis are lethargy, abdominal pain and vomiting.
  • Cooked ham and turkey bones can be very hazardous for your dog. Many times bones splinter in the digestive track. Dispose of all bones and be sure to keep your dog away from the trash can. Thanksgiving day pet food warnings. 

  • Sulfides are found in Onions and Garlic and are toxic to dogs. Onions are more toxic to dogs than garlic.
  • Alcoholic beverages can be toxic to dogs. The hops in beer is the most toxic to dogs and in some cases may cause death.
  • Nuts, specifically macadamia and walnuts can be very dangerous for your pet. There is something called “macadamia nut toxicosis” that can surface within 12 hours of your dog eating nuts. Common symptoms include the inability to stand, fever, rapid heart rate and vomiting and can cause shock. In most cases the symptoms subside.
  • Pumpkin can help soothe your dog’s upset stomach but if the pumpkin contains nutmeg it can be deadly. Nutmeg can cause seizures and problems to your dog’s nervous system. If you like to spice up your sweet potatoes or pumpkin pie with a little nutmeg, make sure you keep it away from Fido! Thanksgiving day pet food warnings. 
  • Keep sage away from your pet. Sage contains oils that can cause an upset stomach.
  • Chocolate can be deadly if ingested by your dog. Theo bromine is a chemical found in chocolate and that is the culprit. Different types of chocolate contain different levels of Theo bromine. Quoted from animal planet, “it would take 20 ounces of milk chocolate to kill a 20-pound dog, but only 2 ounces of baker’s chocolate or 6 ounces of semisweet chocolate.”
  • Dough and cookie batter both have raw eggs as ingredients, which may contain Salmonella. Also dough can rise inside of your pet’s stomach and cause bloating and severe stomach pain.

Read about other Holiday safety pet tips from ASPCA.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Daily Dog Walkers & Pet Sitters!

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