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Holiday Foods Your Dogs Won’t Be Thankful For

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As a person who has bunnies I have learned over the years that what you feed your pets can have serious implications for their health. Good news for me is that for the most part a rabbit will turn up their twitchy noses at most things that would harm them not so for their canine brothers and sisters.

Let’s face it when it comes to the dog they want what you’ve got and Thanksgiving is no exception.  Now what many people don’t know is that many traditional Thanksgiving items that are bad for your dog are especially important to note if the family surrounding your table might be pushovers to begging dogs. Here’s guide of what not to feed your dog during Thanksgiving.

1. Turkey Skin and uncooked turkey. Fatty foods are tough for your dog to digest.
2. Onions, leeks, garlic & scallions. These alliums can lead to toxic anemia.
3. Grapes and raisins: They can cause kidney failure.
4. No dough or cake batter. Uncooked dough and cake batter can cause your dog abdominal pain and bloating.
5. No alcohol. It can really mess with their stomach Too much can lead to fever, rapid heartbeat, seizures, liver damage, or even death.
6. Macadamia Nuts. They’re very bad for dogs, and can cause a reaction called macadamia nut toxicosis. Symptoms can range from lethargy to vomiting to your dog being unable to stand up.
7. Mushrooms. If your dog eats mushrooms, the dog may experience vomiting, seizures, or even coma and possibly death.
8. Bones. Cooked poultry bones splinter.

Thanksgiving Food that are alright for your dog.

1. White turkey meat
2. Mashed Potatoes…without sour cream, cheese, gravy, onions and butter
3. mac and cheese
4. Green Beans (not green bean casserole)

Make sure you don’t over do it with the scraps!

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