While most table scraps won't hurt pooch, there are a few that should be avoided during Thanksgiving.
Turkey bones can cause severe internal injuries and are potentially fatal. Make sure the turkey carcass is out of reach of your dog. Place it in a plastic bag and then into a covered trash can, preferably outside. Be sure to put the rest of your leftovers in the fridge as soon as possible.
Don't Give Your Dog Table Scraps
A couple small pieces of plain turkey is fine, but place it in the dog bowl to discourage begging. Make sure the meat doesn't have seasoning on it, or you could be cleaning up after an upset stomach. However, turkey skin is off limits. It contains way too much fat for the dog's digestive system.
Chocolate can be poisonous. Larger dogs, 50 lbs and over, generally would be fine sneaking a bite or two, but a smaller dog could be harmed by just an ounce. The darker the chocolate, the worse it is. Bakers' and dark chocolate are the most toxic. White chocolate however, is relatively harmless. If you want to give your dog a treat, prepare a small portion of the giblets, including the gizzard, liver and heart. But do not include the neck because it contains bones.
Other potentially dangerous foods
Grapes and raisins can cause kidney damage.
Nuts have a high fat content that can cause vomiting and diarrhea.
Salty snacks may cause excessive thirst and urination and if a dog eats too much, they could suffer from sodium ion poisoning.
Garlic, onion and chives can irritate a dog's stomach.
Cats can also suffer from eating people food and many of the same things that irritate dog's stomachs can irritate a cats too.
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