Published: November 13, 2014
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Editors Note: We would like to thank Dr. Jan Bellows for Milk-Bone in providing these great tips to keep your dog safe during Thanksgiving. In the comment section below we want to know if you feed your dog your turkey!
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Top 3 Doggy Health Hazards to Avoid on Thanksgiving
Consider this: Every year, countless dogs in head to the vet after Thanksgiving — many suffering from digestive problems and canine pancreatitis — because they’ve eaten things they really shouldn’t.
So how can you say “Bone Appetit” to Fido on Thanksgiving while still keeping your hungry hound happy and healthy?
According to veterinarian Dr. Jan Bellows and Milk-Bone, dog parents can start by avoiding these Top 3 major doggy health hazards:
1. DOGGY HAZARD #1: LEFT OUT LEFTOVERS
Many dogs get sick not from being fed directly but because they climb up on the table and eat huge quantities of food when humans aren’t there.
2. DOGGY HAZARD #2: FOOD NO-NOS
Don’t give your dog turkey skin, turkey or poultry bones, onions, grapes, raisins, fatty foods, or other holiday items that are harmful or toxic to dogs.
3. DOGGY HAZARD #3: DENTAL DAMAGERS
Avoid plastic bones, ice cubes, antlers, and bully sticks — all of which can cause painful doggy tooth fractures.
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