Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day and as you prepare a big feast and get ready to celebrate, it’s very tempting to slip a few scrumptious goodies under the table for your pet. Before you slip a human treat or prep a plate for your cat or dog, be aware that many people foods pose danger to your pet.
According to the ASPCA, here’s a list of 10 common holiday dangers to avoid (more items are listed online) –
- Candy with xylitol
- Bread dough
- Batter with raw eggs
- Onions and Garlic
- Macadamia nuts
- Raisins and grapes
- Rich or Spicy Foods
The news isn’t all bad. A little bit of plain turkey is usually safe for pets. Only feed them boneless, well-cooked turkey and don’t let them over indulge. Remember undercooked poultry, bone-in, fat or gristle or cooked bones for chewing isn’t ok for your pets.
If you’re looking for something special to feed your pets during the holidays – check out local retailers like Doggy Style Pet Shop, Follow Your Nose, Ruff House Pets or Paw Naturals.
Play it safe. If your dog or cat consumes any potentially harmful foods or products, please consult your veterinarian, or the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435.
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