Posted on November 26 2015
It's this time again where the biggest and the best meal of the year is served at our table. Guests and family members bring over their specialties to share with everyone, not just our friends, and family members but our dogs as well.
Those puppy eyes that begs us to feed them would make you want to toss food at them so you won't feel bad. But are you sure it's safe for them to consume?
Every year, food-related pet illnesses are common during Thanksgiving day. This is because most of the food served on our table, are not safe for your dog to consume. What is tasty to us might be poison to them.
Here are some common thanksgiving food that are not safe for dogs.
This one is obvious since uncooked meat contains salmonella and other bacteria that could be very poisonous to your furry friend.
Leave that tasty Turkey skin in your mouth because turkey skins are very tough to digest for your dog. Worst case scenario is that your pet's pancrease become inflamed; thus causing pancreatitis.
This might sound counterintuitive, but bones are actually bad for your pet. Turkey bones, regardless is it's big or small are brittle and can easily splinter when chewed.
Dough or Cake Batter
Raw dough and your dog's body heat can actually make the dough rise in its stomach. This can cause your dog to vomit and at the same time suffer from abdominal pain.
The batter you use for your cakes have raw eggs that could contain salmonella bacteria.
This one's obvious but some people let their dog drink beer. Beer can really upset your dog's stomach. Not only that, if your dog has consumed a lot of beer it can cause fever, seizures, rapid heartbeat or worse death.
Mushrooms are bad for your dog. If they eat mushroom, your dog may experience vomiting, seizures, coma and even die of mushroom poisoning.
Potatoes alone are safe for your dogs to consume, but what you need to watch out are the ingredients that come about in a mashed potato. It's common for a dog to be lactose intolerant, so the milk and butter you're adding will give them a very upset tummy. Watch out for other flavorings like onion and garlic as these too are bad for your dog's health.
Walnuts and Macadamia Nuts
Macadamia nuts in dogs can cause neurological symptoms, vomiting and lethargy. Walnuts on the other hand, can cause gastric problems and mycotoxins that can cause seizures and neurological symptoms. And because of their fatty content, too much of these nuts can cause pancreatitis.
Onion and Garlic
Onions and Garlic are a lethal combination. If your pet ate either of these, their red blood cells can be damaged resulting in not being able to carry oxygen. Consumption of these could also cause anemia, and in severe cases lead to internal organ damage, organ failure, or even death.
This means that anything with that has onion and/or garlic in it like sausage, turkey skin, etc. could be dangerous to your pet if they ate it.