Thanksgiving Food That Is Bad For Your Pet

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to feast with family and friends. However, it is best not to involve your fur baby in chow time. Before you fix them a plate (or feed them from yours), consider that the following Thanksgiving food that is bad for your pet.

Stuffing: Onions, scallions and garlic are common ingredients stuffing. However, these ingredients are toxic to cats and dogs.

Turkey Bones: Bones can cause severe indigestion in dogs and cats, potentially causing vomiting and  obstructing the bowel.

Grapes/Raisins: Grapes and raisins are poisonous to dogs, and may cause renal failure.

Nuts: These are high in fat, which increase the risk of pancreatitis. Macadamia nuts are especially dangerous.

Sweets/Chocolate: There are a few things to look out for with dessert. Xylitol (artificial sweetener) can lower a dog’s blood sugar and result in liver damage. Chocolate contains theobromine, a substance similar to caffeine, which, at higher doses, can cause vomiting, diarrhea, an elevated heart rate or blood pressure, and even, rarely, seizures and coma.

It’s a wonderful time of year to enjoy with loved ones, just keep in mind these types of Thanksgiving food that is bad for your pet, and everyone can enjoy the holiday safely.