Thanksgiving is a time for indulgence and overeating for many of us, but don't let the excess extend to your four-legged family members – it’s for their own safety!
Many of us slip our dogs and cats some table-top scraps, especially during the holidays. Others may have a hard time stopping well-meaning relatives from sneaking contraband to our pets under the Thanksgiving table.
While you may not be able to prevent all human food from ending up on Fido or Fifi’s plate this Thanksgiving, here are the top Thanksgiving dishes to avoid sharing with your pets:
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Want to give your pet a special treat during the holidays? Instead of sharing your meal, the Animal Rescue League of Boston recommends traditional treats that are safe for dogs and cats or something special like a food puzzle or an interactive toy like a peanut butter filled Kong. Dr. Stephen Wilson of Concord Animal Hospital notes that “in moderation, a small piece of lean turkey meat or some chopped carrot are reasonably safe treats for those doe-eyed dogs.”
If you have any concerns about something your pet has eaten, call us at 978-369-3505. If our office is closed, call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 888-426-4435, open 24 hours/day, 365 days/year - a $65 consultation fee may apply.