Danger Foods For Pets to Avoid During Thanksgiving

Let's be honest, it can already be a struggle to make sure certain foods aren't in reach of your dog. Add the holiday rush, visiting relatives, trying to not burn dinner and before you know it you turn around and your dog is just finishing off that plate of appetizers, only problem is they weren't meant for him. 

Of course the holidays can be crazy busy, but there are certain Thanksgiving foods that you should definitely make sure are not in reach of your pet!

1. Turkey
The meat itself may be okay if your pet is used to eating home cooked meals. But the skin can upset your dog's stomach and the bone can splinter in their throat. 

2. Pecans
Pecans, like found in Pecan Pie, can be too much for your pet's stomach to handle.

3. Stuffing
Many stuffing recipes call for onions, garlic, scallions, etc. Foods such as these can be toxic to pets and cause anemia.

4. Desserts
Specifically anything containing chocolate, this may include brownies, cake, pie, etc.

5. Grapes or Raisins
Grapes and raisins have been known to cause kidney failure in dogs. 

When you're packaging leftovers just make sure to keep those lids on tight to avoid spills that your pets might be able to sneak a treat from! Thanksgiving is a time meant to be thankful, so it's better to do your best to avoid any pet related disasters to take away from this wonderful time. 

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! We hope it's a great one!