Everything NOT To Feed Your Dog This Thanksgiving

Everything NOT To Feed Your Dog This Thanksgiving

It might be tempting to slip the family dog some of your Thanksgiving dinner scraps, but there are a lot of foods on the typical Thanksgiving table that aren't great pet food, can be really harmful to dogs.

Turkey is alright to give Fido, but make sure that you only give him white meat. Avoid fatty skin and especially the bones, which can break in dogs' mouths and cause a choking hazard or even puncture their intestines. This cautionary tidbit applies to chicken bones too.

Dogs actually cannot eat several types of veggies too. Do not give your dog anything with leeks, garlic, onions, scallions or mushrooms. Garlic and onions can cause toxic anemia in dogs. Mushrooms can affect many systems in the dog's body and even be fatal. Since all these veggies can be harmful to canines, don't let them eat the stuffings or casseroles since both dishes typically contain one or more of the aforementioned veggies.

Mashed potatoes are actually okay for a dog to eat unless they contain sour cream, butter or gravy, which tend to be found in the typical mashed potato recipe. Rich foods like butter and gravy can give your dog diarrhea.

Cranberry sauce isn't too bad for dogs to eat, but they shouldn't be consuming much sugar. If the cranberry sauce happens to contain grapes, raisins or currants, then it's a big no-no. Grapes contain an unknown toxin that damages the kidneys of dogs.

Don't let dogs drink alcohol! They get drunk like humans do, but it can lead to coma or death in canines.

Watch the video above to learn what NOT to feed your dog during Thanksgiving.

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