Thanksgiving food is delicious, but that does not mean that it is safe for everybody. Your dog will probably show up by the table, begging you to share some of the food with him. However, you should know there are some Thanksgiving dishes that can be dangerous for the health of your pet. Here are some of them.
Garlic and onion
Plenty of Thanksgiving recipes use onions and garlic. However, you should know that these can affect the red blood cells of dogs. In many cases it leads to anemia, and this is something that you won’t notice right away, as it takes a couple of days until symptoms show up.
Chocolate contains theobromine, which is a chemical that is harmful for dogs. It can increase their heart rate and it can lead to seizures. There is a lot of theobromine in dark chocolate so make sure that you keep your dog away from it.
Turkey is dangerous for a number of reason. If it is raw or undercooked, it might have salmonella bacteria. The bones are not safe either. Sometimes they might splinter off in the intestines or esophagus. The skin should be kept away from your dog as well, as they can lead to pancreas inflammation and gastrointestinal issues.
Food that has a high-fat content
Your dogs should not be allowed to eat fat foods such as gravy, stuffing, bacon, butter and dressing. They can all cause gastrointestinal problems. There are various symptoms from loss of appetite, and abdominal pain to diarrhea and vomiting. For a safer way, use a Pet Shop Online.
Corn on the cob
While you can throw your dog a couple of corn kernels, make sure that you keep the cob away from them. They are quite dangerous as they can cause bowel obstruction.
Katie Tachuck is a reporter for News Lair. After graduating from UCLA, Katie got an internship at a local radio station and worked as a investigative journalist and producer. Katie has also worked as a columnist for the The Santa Fe New Mexican. Katie covers economy and community events for News Lair.