While most of us treat our dogs like family (I definitely do), the one thing we don’t want to do this Thanksgiving is feed them like family. All that food sitting on your table will be pretty tempting to your furry friend, but it turns out a lot of your meal isn’t really good for them. So please keep your babies away from these foods tomorrow and for the rest of the holiday season. Obviously the meat on the turkey (or whatever you happen to be cooking) is just fine. I always give Leo some of the meat after we eat, but NEVER any bones. Veges are okay too.
Here are the foods you should keep away from your pooch this holiday season:
- Eggs, meat and bones that are not fully cooked since they can cause salmonella and e-coli.
- High in fat foods like avocado, coconut/coconut oil, citrus, milk and other forms of dairy can upset your dog's stomach.
- Chocolate may be a dog fave but it’s really dangerous for them. It can be poisonous and can cause heart issues and potentially seizures.
- Garlic, onions and chives can irritate canine stomachs.
- Grapes and raisins can cause kidney damage, although why is still undetermined.
- Nuts, which have a high fat content, can cause vomiting, diarrhea and pancreatitis.
- Salty snacks can cause excessive thirst and urination, and if your pooch eats too much they could suffer from sodium ion poisoning.
- Booze can make dogs drunk, and that’s particularly bad for small dogs, so make sure alcoholic beverages are out of reach from your pooch.
- Caffeine can mess with your dog’s heart rate, causing them to be jittery, so again, keep that coffee and tea out of reach.
Let's make sure our furry kids stay safe tomorrow!