10 Thanksgiving Foods That Are Toxic To Your Dog
These are a list of 10 food that you SHOULD NOT feed your little Yapper while your are preparing your Thanksgiving feasts…no matter how much they beg for it:
Giving your dog a bone, no matter what the size, can mean a trip to the vet, and even possible surgery or death. She recommends making sure you throw out bones from your own meals so your dog can’t get to them.
- RAW OR UNCOOKED TURKEY
The threat of salmonella in uncooked turkey is terrible for your dog’s stomach (and yours, of course).
- TURKEY SKIN
You may love the turkey skin and gravy—but fatty foods like those are tough for your dogt o digest. In fact, your dog’s pancreas can become inflamed, resulting in pancreatitis.
- DOUGH OR CAKE BATTER
Raw dough plus your dog’s body heat can actually make the dough rise in its stomach. That can cause your dog to vomit, while at the same time suffering abdominal pain and bloating. Plus, the batter you use for those cakes and cookies contains raw eggs, which could contain salmonella bacteria. Make sure to clean up any scraps or droppings that hit the floor right away.
Keep the cold ones to yourself. Some dogs might love beer, but it can really mess with their stomach. And if the dog has too much, it can cause a fever, rapid heartbeat, seizures, liver damage, or even death.
- MACADAMIA NUTS
They’re very bad for dogs, and can cause a reaction called macadamia nut toxicosis. Symptoms can range from lethargy to vomiting to your dog being unable to stand up.
Fungi are good for you, but very bad for your dog. If your dog eats mushrooms, the dog may experience vomiting, seizures, or even coma and possibly death.
- ONIONS AND GARLIC
Your dog can get very sick from eating onions or garlic, because they contain sulfides—which are toxic to dogs and can cause destruction of red blood cells, leading to anemia.
It’s in countless Thanksgiving Day recipes, but it shouldn’t be in your dog’s bowl. Sage contains oils and resins that can upset your four-legged friend’s stomach and do a number on its central nervous system.
Pumpkin and sweet potatoes are good for your dog—but make sure they don’t contain nutmeg. It has mild hallucinogenic properties that, when ingested by your dog, can cause seizures, tremors and central nervous system problems.
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