Our pets love Thanksgiving just as much as we do. I mean who wouldn’t love getting scraps of delicious turkey?
But there’s certain foods we shouldn’t be sneaking under the table for them because they can actually be quite dangerous.
Here’s a list of foods to avoid giving your furry four-legged friends:
1.Ham- Pork products can cause vomiting, diarrhea and other digestive problems.
2. Stuffing- Most stuffing contains garlic and onions, two ingredients that are really toxic to both cats and dogs.
3. Turkey Bones- These aren’t the normal bones you buy for your pets in the store. Turkey bones can splinter and hurt the stomach and intestines. They are also very easy to choke on.
4. Mashed Potatoes- These usually include onion and garlic, which we already know is bad for your pets. Many animals are also lactose intolerant, so the milk and butter used in mashed potatoes can cause diarrhea.
5. Salad with grapes or raisins- Both potentially deadly for pets.
6. Chocolate- This might be obvious to you, but some of your guests might not know that dogs should never, ever eat chocolate. Give them a friendly reminder!
7. Raw or Uncooked Turkey- Look, if you wouldn’t eat it, you shouldn’t give it to your dog. Uncooked meat has the threat of salmonella.
8. Turkey skin- The fatty food is too much for your dog to digest.
9. Macademia Nuts- These are toxic to your dog and can cause lethargy and vomiting.
10. Mushrooms- If ingested, these can cause vomiting, seizures and possibly death for your pet.
11. Dough or cake batter- Raw stuff is never a good idea for your dog. It can cause vomiting, bloating, and other stomach problems. Plus, raw cake batter usually contain raw eggs, which carry salmonella.
Bonus- Beer: Your dog might love beer, but in larger quantities, it can cause fever, rapid heartbeat, seizures, liver damage and possible death. Plus, they’ll be drunk.