Did everyone have a great Thanksgiving? We hope so. We would like to take a moment to just say “Thank You.” We are very thankful to have you as a family member of the clinic and for introducing us to your pet. We are very glad you have chosen us and we consider ourselves lucky to serve you and your family.
Now, after a good Thanksgiving meal, there are always leftovers. With it being the Holiday season, we tend to be all too willing to share. Dr. Adney will not recommend any sort of “people food” for your pet. However, if you are going to feed him or her, you should be aware of these Holiday Leftover No-Nos:
- Do not feed your pet anything with onions, garlic, scallions or other alliums. Even if the portions are small, your dog should not have them especially if they aren’t used to them. They can get an upset stomarch. Larger quantities can lead to toxic anemia, especially in dogs. So be careful with turkey stuffing as most stuffing contains onion.
- Grapes and raisins can be extremely poisonous to dogs. These fruits have been linked to causing kidney failure and other long-term health problems. Just don’t do it.
- No turkey bones. These can splinter up and create problems for your pet’s digestion.
- Definitely no chocolate. The rule is, the darker the chocolate, the more toxic it is for your pet.
Those are some general ingredients that tend to be in everyone’s Thanksgiving menu.
Please be careful in feeding your pet any scraps! If you are going to do it, please keep in mind your pet’s size and the amount of food he or she will eat. If they aren’t used to “people food,” please keep the portions on the smaller side. It will be better for their digestion and you’ll be glad you did.
We wish you all a great Holiday Season!
Day and Evening Pet Hospital Staff