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Turkey Day Safety Tips for Fido
November 20, 2007 - Amy Jo Hanna-Eckenrode
As you prepare to stuff yourself to the gills this Thanksgiving, remember to show a little more love and compassion to your fur-babies than you will yourself. As always the ASPCA offers many good pointers on what NOT to feel your pets (click here).
However they don't mention the fat and lard-laden main courses ie. turkey, potatoes and other side dishes that are sure to set off any canine digestive tract.
And, NO BONES! NO TURKEY BONES! NO CHICKEN BONES! NO HAM BONES! NO! NO! NO! I don't care what you've done in the past or what you've been told. Poultry bones especially are not solid (especially when cooked) and will shear off and can easily lodge in your pet's throat causing pain, bleeding, blockages and even death.
Do you babies a favor and ignore their puppy-dog eyes. Slip them a milk bone or two if it helps (your conscience. it does mine) and fore-go the grease, lard, oil and butter laden, fat-filled foods that you will be enjoying. Here's another good source of what such foods can do to your pets (click here).
Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving! Gobble! Gobble!