Thanksgiving is a great time to bring together family and friends, but let’s not forget about our dogs. With a bit of turkey and a select few sides, you can let your dog join in on the celebration.
Because turkey can be a wonderful source of protein for your dog, it is okay to share with them. Make sure when serving your dog turkey that they only receive white meat with the skin and bones removed. Turkey skin can cause pancreatitis and large pieces could create a choking hazard for your dog. The bones of a turkey can easily splinter and should not be given to your dog. When it comes to choosing sides to share, it is important to be mindful of the ingredients you included. Play it on the safe side and avoid anything that may be harmful to your dog. Another important rule to follow is ensuring not to allow your dog to binge eat. Some dogs have the potential to bloat which in serious cases can be life threatening.
Your dog doesn’t want to be left out during the holidays, by being selective and limiting the serving size you can share some of the leftovers with them. Turkey can be a good choice to share with your dog, but discard of any bones in the garbage. Stay on the safe side and remember the ingredients before you serve. We hope you and your dog have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving!
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