8 Thanksgiving Foods That Are Dangerous For Your Dog!
Before you set the table for the big day, make sure to read through this list so that your dog stays safe and happy during the holiday. Thanksgiving is a time of family, fun, and food, but it can be dangerous for your dog if you do not know what foods are harmful to them. These 8 holiday staples are actually dangerous for your dog to consume. Make sure to take note, and let your holiday guests know of these potential threats as well – you don’t want Uncle Al sneaking Fido something dangerous under the table during the big holiday meal!
8. Turkey Skin
Turkey is a staple at almost every Thanksgiving feast. But did you know that foods high in fat, like the turkey skin, can actually be very harmful for your pooch? The skin holds onto all of the butter, spices, marinades, and oils that were used to cook the turkey and is very hard for your dog to digest. Sometimes, injesting high fat foods can lead to pancreatitis. It’s best to resist the urge to let your dog eat the turkey scraps that get left behind after carving, even though they may have a dynamite begging face.
This popular holiday seasoning tastes delicious in stuffing and on the turkey, but it actually contains essential oils that are dangerous for your dog and can cause indigestion and an upset stomach.
Holiday staples – macadamia nuts and walnuts – are especially dangerous for dogs to consume. They can cause a toxic reaction within 12 hours of injesting them, which consists of vomiting, an inability to stand, and tremors. Symptoms usually go away, but it can sometimes lead to deadly shock.
5. Cooked Bones
Many may think that giving your dog the bone from the turkey or ham is an excellent way to include them in the holiday meal, but cooked bones prove to be more dangerous than they are delicious. Cooked bones could splinter inside your dog’s digestive tract and cause major internal problems. Avoid leaving cooked bones anywhere near your dog’s reach, and quickly dispose of any leftovers after the meal to avoid a costly trip to the vet and an unpleasant experience for your dog.
Sweet potatoes and pumpkin, in appropriate doses, are a healthy treat for your dog. But you will want to take special precautions and make sure that neither of those have nutmeg on them before feeding. Nutmeg can cause seizures if your dog consumes it alone or as an ingredient in sweet potatoes or pumpkin, and in extreme cases can even lead to death.
Most dogs love the taste of alcohol, but no type of alcohol is good for them. Even small amounts of alcohol, especially beer, can cause life threatening toxicity. The hops in beer can cause an elevated body temperature, racing heart, vomiting, and sometimes even death in dogs. Resist the urge to share your adult beverage with your dog, and you will avoid unnecessary suffering and illness.
2. Baking Essentials: Chocolate, Dough, And Batter
Keeping your dog out of the kitchen while you prepare those delicious Thanksgiving desserts is a smart idea. Even small amounts of chocolate can harm them, and dough can actually rise inside of their bellies, which causes stomach pain for your precious pooch. Spare batter contains uncooked eggs, which are always a risk for Salmonella, something both you and your dog will want to avoid.
1. Onions And Garlic
Another set of popular Thanskgiving ingredients, onions and garlic, are dangerous for your dog to get ahold of. All members of the onion family contain compounds that can damage your dog’s red blood cells if ingested. Garlic tends to be more toxic than onions, however both can lead to anemia if injested in sufficient quantities, and contrary to popular belief, cooking them does not lower their toxicity.
Keeping a close eye on your furbaby during the Thanksgiving meal, or even allowing them to relax safely in another room, is a good rule of thumb for the holidays. Keeping this list in mind during prep and actual mealtime will make everything run smoothly, and keep your furbaby safe and happy! Happy Thanksgiving!
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