Did you know that Thanksgiving can be dangerous to your pets health?
The weekend after Thanksgiving is usually the busiest day for veterinarians.
Why? Because people give their furry friends table scraps and those treats can be tricky for their digestive system.
Here is a brief list of foods that may land Fido or Kitty at the animal hospital or the veterinary.
•Fatty turkey skin- let your guests know to be careful with these pieces because your dog or cat could end up with pancreatitis.
•Onion and garlic can lead to anemia.
•Chocolate-covered coffee beans are double trouble, because caffeine is poisonous to pets, as are the caffeine-like methylxanthines in chocolate. So no chocolate!
Here is an innocent one....
•Bread dough is especially dangerous, your dog’s stomach is a perfect medium for yeast, and the ethanol that yeast gives off can make your dog drunk and ill, she says. And the expanding dough could cut off its blood supply.
A more complete list of foods to avoid can be found here...the A.S.P.C.A. website
has a full list of people foods to keep away from your furry family member.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Excerpts from the NYT