Stuff Your Turkey, Not Your Dog

It can be very tempting to give your dog a big bowl of turkey, mashed potatoes and  all the trimmings. Overindulging in fatty foods can lead to upset stomachs, diarrhea or a life-threatening condition called pancreatitis. A few strips of turkey is fine but no matter how she may plead, don’t overdo it. Stuff a Kong with a bit of peanut butter, their regular food and a little boneless turkey and sweet potatoes. It’s not much food, but it keeps them occupied for a long time.

Make No Bones About It! Your dog should avoid these foods on Turkey Day & every day:
Cooked turkey bones & the carcass are sharp, and potentially very dangerous.
Onions are toxic to dogs and can lead to a dangerous form of anemia.
Raw food should be avoided unless she’s already on raw diet, it’s a recipe for a very upset stomach.
Uncooked dough for rolls will rise in the dog’s stomach and can cause pain, vomiting, and bloating and send you to the ER on Thanksgiving.
Alcohol can lead to a coma and death. Walk away from a drink that’s set on the coffee table and your dog may not do anything she’ll regret in the morning, but she could become disoriented and quite ill.

Keep all food plates in an unreachable area. In the blink of an eye your very cleaver dog can seize the moment and run off with the turkey carcass! Our dogs wish we didn’t know all this stuff, but they do know we are their Leader who always looks out for their health & happiness.

Happy Thanksgiving from our Pack to Yours!

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3 thoughts on “Stuff Your Turkey, Not Your Dog”

  1. Carolyn says:

    Great advice, thank you! I might offer Ace a stuffed kong layered as you mention. Not only will it keep him from staring me down at dinner, but will keep me from obliging!

    1. I know what you mean! Ace is becoming more food driven as he’s coming out of puppy hood – at least I seemed to have noticed that lately. If he smells a treat in my pocket it’s the end of our game playing where before the games ruled!

  2. Carolyn says:

    p.s. The layered kong was a terrific idea. While we ate Tgiving dinner, Ace was in another world with that!

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