Family and friends are visiting, everyone is snacking on great food in anticipation of the feast, and your furry family members are sharing the fun. Well maybe they are enjoying a different party. How many of your guests enjoy the cute way your Yorkie sits up and begs for a bite of what they are eating? How about watching your Golden get so excited she struggles to sit still while she is tossed a snack? There is also the silent game. This happens below waste level where every dropped nibble and morsel is instantly vacuumed up by your Terrier.
Yes dogs are omnivores like humans. But unlike humans, the list of items that cause GI upset, diarrhea, vomiting and actual toxicosis is different for dogs and cats. So when your friends argue that you are over critical and a little turkey or green bean casserole won’t hurt the dog, let them know the turkey skin will most likely cause diarrhea and the onions and mushrooms in the casserole are toxic.
Here’s a great link to a Thanksgiving specific list of foods your pets should not eat 10 Thanksgiving Foods Your Dog or Cat Really Should Not Eat