Thanksgiving Day Safety Tips: 3 Foods That May Harm Your Dog

November 22, 2019

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We all like Thanksgiving since it is the perfect way to spend some quality time with our friends and family, and to feast on some delicious foods like there’s no tomorrow.

However, many dog owners (especially new ones) don’t know that the Thanksgiving dinner can sometimes be dangerous for our animal companions.

How? you ask…

The trick is that our canine friends can’t eat everything us humans tend to sink our teeth into, so you need to make sure your pooch doesn’t get his/her paws on the following foods.

1. Turkey

Undercooked turkey can be toxic to canines, so if you decide to treat Fido a chunk of delicious turkey meat, make sure it is well-cooked and doesn’t contain any bones.

Raw or undercooked turkey meat may contain salmonella bacteria, which means giving your furry friend the leftovers from your cooking is a big no-no.

The bones are also rather hazardous as they can get stuck in the digestive tract or even wound it from the inside.

2. Bread Dough

Make sure your doggo doesn’t ingest raw yeast bread dough, for it can be pretty toxic to canines. The thing is that, when ingested, the yeast continues to convert the sugars in the dough to carbon dioxide gas and alcohol.

This can result in bloated stomach and your pooch can actually end up being a little bit drunk. Although this sounds like fun, it can lead to a life-threatening emergency and hospitalization.

3. Cake

Thanksgiving dinner is not all about the turkey and yams – it is about the desserts as well.

So, if you are making some delicious cakes and sweets for this special occasion, you need to keep your pet away from the batter, especially if it includes raw eggs.

Much like raw turkey meat, raw eggs could also contain salmonella bacteria and ingesting them may lead to serious food poisoning.

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