Keep Your Pets Safe During Thanksgiving: Know What To Feed Them (Or Not)

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Keep your pets safe on Thanksgiving Day by not feeding them things from your tables/plates that are dangerous to their health... it's natural in the excitement of the holiday to want to share the bounty with our four-legged family members, but it's not necessarily a good idea to do so.

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What not to your cats and dogs at Thanksgiving:

  • Bones: turkey bones can lacerate, obstruct, and even puncture your pets' internal organs. Save the bones for the broth.

  • Onions: Onions, scallions and onion powder, typically found in stuffing and used as a general seasoning, can destroy your dog or cat's red blood cells, causing anemia. Avoid garlic, and seasonings such as sage, too.

  • Corn on the cob:  can cause intestinal obstruction, a very serious (and potentially fatal) medical condition.

  • Avocados:  produce a toxin called “persin,” poisonous to many animals. It causes heart damage, as well. So no, guacomole dip for the fur-babies!

  • Grapes and Raisins: Grapes and raisins contain a toxin that can cause kidney damage to both dogs and cats.

  • Chocolate: Chocolate can actually be fatal to your dog or cat; so these sweets must be kept well out of reach. And while you're at it, keep caffeine based foods, drinks out of reach, as well.

  • Ham: is a fatty food that will often upset a dog's or cat's stomach as well as cause pancreatitis, vomiting and diarrhea. 

  • Sweets: whether it's pecan pie, or pumpkin or apply pie, a tiny bit will probably not do damage, but in general it's best to avoid feeding sugary foods to dogs and cats.

  • Alcohol: what more needs be said on this subject? And it's a good idea not to leave any alcoholic drinks standing about if your dog or cat is not supervised.

If your pets do happen to ingest any of these "no-no" foods on Thanksgiving, call your veterinarian as soon as possible. Quick action on your part could well prevent more costly and serious complications from developing.

 

What you can feed to your dogs and cats at Thanksgiving:

  • Boneless turkey that is well cooked and in small amounts (but NO skin, gravy or stuffing!)
  • Sweet potatoes (but plain with no butter, salt, other additives for flavor)
  • Plain pumpkin
  • Green beans
  • Carrots
  • Peas
  • Apples

 

10 Tips For A Safe Thanksgiving For Your Pets

 

 

These tips on keeping your pets safe during Thanksgiving are brought to you courtesy of Nina Hollander and Carolinas Realty Partners with RE/MAX Executive, your Charlotte metro area real estate consultants and pet parents.

 

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Rainmaker
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James Dray ~ hi James... I suppose that the most important message is to keep whatever you feed your dogs and cats in terms of protein very bland.

Nov 22, 2017 03:47 AM #28
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Jeff Dowler ~ hi Jeff... it is hard to ignore those pleading eyes, but I've learned to do so with many years practice and always have some "extra" specially made and set aside for after the people meal.

Nov 22, 2017 03:48 AM #29
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Lou Ludwig ~ good morning, Lou. Thanks. Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

Nov 22, 2017 03:48 AM #30
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Good morning Nina - I certainly know to keep bones away.  My daughter is so protective of her dog that she only gives he dry dog food.  By the way, at 10, she is a healthy and not at all overweight beagle.

Nov 22, 2017 05:21 AM #31
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Grant Schneider ~ hi Grant... your daughter is certainly "doing it right." I know it's easy for those beagles to put on weight with age.

Nov 22, 2017 05:45 AM #32
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This is timely advice to share with pet owners.

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Nov 22, 2017 05:57 AM #33
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Such a good point7 and many non pet owners do not know what pets can and cant eat Nina Hollander 

Nov 22, 2017 05:58 AM #34
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Roy Kelley ~ thanks, Roy... and once again happy Thanksgiving to you, as well.

Nov 22, 2017 06:41 AM #35
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Scott Godzyk ~ hi Scott... amazingly enough, even pet owners often don't know what they should never feed their dogs and cats. I've had pets for decades and when I first started researching this for the post, there were items on the list I had no idea about (not that I fed them to my pets, but still...).

Nov 22, 2017 06:42 AM #36
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Hello Nina Hollander great reminders to all pet parents to keep their 4-legged children safe!

Nov 22, 2017 07:18 PM #37
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Nina awesome advice and it is good to spread the word, just to be clear in our household, begging is not allowed and our pets only get dry food aka kibble and twice a day wet food but it is top of the line only sold by the Vets:))Endre

Nov 22, 2017 08:54 PM #38
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My dog would eat anything, she has no reservation when she smells food, but cats do not care at all. 

Nov 22, 2017 11:05 PM #39
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I hope this year has given you plenty of reasons to be thankful.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!  

Nov 22, 2017 11:06 PM #40
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Inna Ivchenko ~ Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, as well, my friend. Amzing isn't it how cats don't care and dogs can't wait!

Nov 23, 2017 03:21 AM #41
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Endre Barath, Jr. ~ hi Endre... you are clearly very careful about your pets, but many people aren't and don't have a clue.

Nov 23, 2017 03:22 AM #42
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Lisa Von Domek ~ good morning, Lisa... thanks... and happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, including your fur-babies!

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Thank you for spreading the news about what food is safe for pets.

Nov 23, 2017 10:51 PM #44
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Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900 ~ good morning, Michelle... this is a cause near and dear to my heart so I post these reminders annually.

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Once while waiting at my vet's office I started reading all the posters. When the vet came in I told her that I didn't know broccoli was bad for dogs. She said "It is? I didn't know that. Where did you learn it?"

I'm still not sure if it's true, but my dogs don't like it anyway. Cauliflower is another story. My big girl loves it, just as she loves green beans, peas, and carrots.

Dec 21, 2017 09:13 AM #46
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Marte Cliff ~ hi Marte... our dogs were never crazy for vegetables so I didn't have to worry much about what was or wasn't good for them. Meat, chicken, turkey... a whole other story!

Dec 21, 2017 01:20 PM #47
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