Don’t forget that the delicious foods that you will enjoy on the Thanksgiving Day are not good for pets and can cause serious illness. While your family enjoys a special meal, give your cat and dog a small feast of their own. Feed them friendly options instead.
Keep your pet away from these dangerous festive foods:
- Turkey Avoid giving your pet turkey meat, especially fatty dark meat, skin and any leftover bones. Not only are bones a choking hazard, but they can splinter inside your pet’s digestive tract. (a small amount of unseasoned white meat is okay)
- Garlic, onion, leeks, and chives. These seasonings are toxic to dogs and cats – they can cause destruction of their red blood cells. Avoid giving your pet a bite of anything cooked with these ingredients, like green beans, potatoes, stuffing, or gravy.
- Unbaked dough containing yeast. Unbaked yeast dough can cause a stomach blockage if eaten
- Desserts should be kept out of your pet’s reach as well. Chocolate, raisins, currants, and the popular sugar-substitute xylitol. Xylitol, even in small amounts, are toxic to your dogs & cats, so please keep keto-friendly/diabetic-friendly/sugar-free deserts to yourself.
- make sure your trash can is secure as well and out of the reach pf your pets.
The good News: Canned pumpkin is good for your dog. Canned pumpkin contains soluble fiber, antioxidants, essential fatty acids, beta-carotene and iron. But remember as with any good thing, use it in moderation, 1 teaspoon is plenty.
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