Why You Shouldn't Feed Thanksgiving Dinner to Your Pets

Why You Shouldn't Feed Thanksgiving Dinner to Your Pets

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Faith Durand
Nov 23, 2015
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It's only natural to want everyone in the household to have at least a bite of the feast at Thanksgiving, but the Humane Society warns against some of the dangers of feeding classic holiday food to your pet. Here are a few things to avoid.

The biggest danger to your pets is the most common: poultry bones — they can easily splinter and get lodged in a throat; no wishbones for pups, please — and ham bones, which have a too-high sodium content.

Other culprits of holiday indigestion (or worse) for pets: chocolate, dried fruit, pumpkin, and uncooked onion and garlic.

Instead of passing your pup unauthorized contraband under the table, bring them into the holiday with one of these homemade treats made just for them:

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