Pic of the Day
Charlotte Hannah
November 22, 2012

Keep Your Furry Friends Safe This Thanksgiving

One of the best parts about Thanksgiving is that it gives us a chance to unapologetically gorge ourselves on turkey, stuffing, pie and all the other trimmings and trappings of a traditional Turkey Day feast. And with all that deliciousness going around, why wouldn’t you want to share some with your favorite furry friends?

Unfortunately, Thanksgiving food isn’t as good for your dog as it is for you. Sure, she may find it delicious (in case you hadn’t noticed, dogs find everything delicious), but certain “human foods” can actually make a dog very sick. Things like turkey bones and skin, walnuts and macadamia nuts, mushrooms, onions, sage, garlic and nutmeg can cause severe reactions in dogs.

So, if you don’t want to spend Thanksgiving at the vet, err on the side of caution and stick with pet food for your pup’s Thanksgiving feast. But hey, if you still want to make it special for her, you could always serve up her kibble or wet food on the good china!