If you have a dog, you won't want to feed them these Thanksgiving foods!
These Holiday Foods Are Unsafe For Dogs:
- Turkey bones, skin and gravy: The AVMA notes that even a small amount of turkey or turkey skin can cause pancreatitis in dogs.
- Yeast dough: While bread is not typically harmful for pets, yeast dough can lead to painful gas and dangerous bloating. "When a dog eats bread dough, the yeast continues to make the dough rise, distending your pup’s stomach and releasing toxic levels of ethanol into the bloodstream," the AKC says.
- Desserts that ontain chocolate or Xylitol: Chocolate is toxic to dogs, the AKC says. Signs of chocolate poising, which include vomiting, diarrhea, increased urination and restlessness, usually appear within 6-12 hours.
- Onions, Garlic: According to the AKC, onions and garlic contain toxins that can lead to anemia in dogs.
- Raisins, Grapes: Both are known to be highly toxic to dogs, the AKC says.
Additionally, stuffing, casseroles, mashed potatoes, creamed peas, ham and alcoholic beverages are all considered unsafe due to fat content, or unsafe or unhealthy ingredients.