While we are chowing down on all sorts of delicious foods on Thanksgiving Day, we also need to keep in mind that not all human foods are safe for our pets!
Veterinarians say pet owners should double-check before sharing any holiday leftovers with their furry friends this Thanksgiving. The SPCA released a list this week of common Thanksgiving foods that are generally safe to share with pets.
- Turkey is acceptable as long as it's boneless and well-cooked, but raw bread dough can be fatal, and pets should be kept away from desserts containing chocolate or raw eggs. Vegetables like plain green beans are fine, but potato dishes with cheese, sour cream, onions, butter, or gravy in them should be avoided.
- Pumpkin is also allowed, but vets say watch for too much sugar, and the fat content of some foods could cause pancreatitis.
Big NO-NO’s are garlic, onions, grapes, raisins and casseroles or any stuffing.
The best way to avoid an emergency vet visit is to keep the table food away from your pets.