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Give Thanks, not Tummy Pain

It’s November already, where did the year go?

With the holidays racing up to us it’s important to think about what our pets are eating.  When we sit down to our big delicious Thanksgiving dinner, how tempting is it to slip our little beggars a few morsels?  They sit there, staring at us like they haven’t eaten in weeks.  Some of them even have that line of drool dripping to the floor!

 As tempting as it is to share your holiday feast, it’s best to ignore your furry friend’s pleading little face with his head on your knee and just enjoy your meal with your human friends and family.  While some human foods are ok to give your pets others can be toxic. 

Here is a partial list of foods you should avoid giving your pet:

Avocado 

Garlic

Onion

Chives

Grapes 

Raisins 

Turkey skin/gravy  (high in fat, could cause digestive issues including pancreatitis which is painful and leads to vomiting, diarrhea and weakness)

Candy (could contain xylitol)

Bones (choking hazard)

Fruitcake (contains raisins)

Nuts (not all are harmful but better to be safe)

Nutmeg

Chocolate 

If you absolutely cannot resist that cute face looking at you with big puppy dog eyes, here are some tasty treats you can share with them, but be sure to give just a small amount:

Carrots

Cranberries

Cheese

Corn (not the cob)

Eggs

Fish

Honey

Peanut Butter (make sure it does not contain Xylital)

Turkey (no skin)

Plain Yogurt

Green Beans

Keep all of this in mind while you prepare your dinner and remember that your ‘Snoopervisor’ may very well be in the kitchen waiting for anything that may be accidently dropped on the floor.