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Thanksgiving Food - Pets

Turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie, all the scents of Thanksgiving food will have your family rushing to the table, even your pets.

Per owners may be feel tempted to treat their pets to some of the leftover but Dr. Michael Mongue with Pace Veterinary Clinic said you really will do more harm than good if you feed them human food.

"Their physiology is different, a dog is not a small human or a regular size human and the way they digest food and their whole system is different than humans," said Dr. Mongue.

Many of the foods we enjoy can be dangerous and even toxic to our pets.

Dr. Mongue said pet owners should not give their dogs or cats...

Fat Trimmings or fatty foods

Turkey skin

Turkey bones

Corn on the cob

Chocolate

Nuts

Grapes and Raisins

Onions and Garlic

"Onions are toxic and could lead to anemia in dogs," Dr. Mongue said.

When your four-legged friends eat these human food they may experience diarrhea, vomiting, pancreatitis and liver damage.

“It could lead to surgery right if they eat a bone it gets impacted into their GI track," Dr. Mongue said.

So what can we give our four-legged friends?

"Really probably the best thing is to stick with dog food and don't give them anything else, if you have to do something maybe a morsel of turkey," Dr. Mongue said.

Story re-posted from Weartv, Written by Jennifer Munoz

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