Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to get together with family and friends and enjoy a delicious meal. However, several of our favorite holiday treats can be toxic and even life-threatening, if ingested by cats or dogs.
Keep the following trimmings away from your pets:
- Rich, fatty foods (turkey skins, gravy, etc.,) can contribute to pancreatitis. Inflammation of the pancreas is painful and can be serious-requiring emergency veterinary intervention.
- Cooked bones can splinter and cause tears or obstruction in a pet’s digestive tract.
- Baking strings, if ingested, can be dangerous for your pet.
- Onions in holiday stuffing can lead to canine anemia if consumed by your dog.
- Grapes and raisins are toxic and can cause kidney failure in both cats and dogs.
- Ingesting chocolate can cause seizures or kill your pet.
- Caffeine and alcohol are also toxic for pets. So keep the cocktails and after dinner drinks away from Fido!