Sometimes overeating is a great pleasure of life. Especially for such special occasions like Thanksgiving. Juicy Turkey, cheese grits and corn pudding makes me hungry already. But who is there under the table? Sad hungry eyes, following every bite you take. Well, it is Thanksgiving, I share the dinner with my dog… Is Thanksgiving food good for dogs?
Harmful food from the Thanksgiving table
“Every Holiday, we see an increase of patients suffering from digestive problems or intoxications,” – says R. G. Ziemiene, veterinary doctor and co-founder of Dogo. “Giving your dog an extra portion for holidays will do no harm but there are certain ingredients that you should avoid”.
There is quite a lot of leftover, that nobody except your dog craves – bones. However, turkey bones break into sharp splitters and when swollen can cause intestinal discomfort, obstruction or even worse tears in the digestive system. If you want to share your festive meal with your dog, offer him some lean turkey breast.
Poultry skin and grease
Due to very high-fat content, larger amounts of skin and grease can cause acute pancreas inflammation, which is usually an emergency condition that requires support from your veterinary doctor.
Onions and Garlic
The typical green bean casserole, gravy and stuffing that contain onions and garlic should not be given to dogs and cats. The dishes not only can cause a stomach upset but larger amounts of it can damage the red blood cells and the damage may be non-reversal, requiring a blood transfusion.
Dogo Team wishes you a cosy and tasty Thanksgiving. Spoil your dog with some plane turkey meat and vegetables on a side, your dog will be as always THANKFUL.