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Pet Health Hazards to Avoid on Turkey Day

By    |   Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 01:03 PM

Countless pets head to the vet every year after Thanksgiving suffering from digestive problems because they've eaten things they shouldn't, veterinarians warn.
 
Jan Bellows, a vet in West Palm Beach, Fla., says it’s important that pet owners not feed their dogs and cats Turkey Day scraps from the table. They offer the following tips:
 
Don’t leave leftovers out: Many pets get sick from climbing up on tables and eating huge quantities of food when their owners aren't there. It’s best to put food away after dining.
 
Certain foods pose hazards: Don't give your pet turkey skin, turkey or poultry bones, onions, grapes, raisins, fatty foods, or other holiday items that are harmful or toxic to dogs and other animals.
 
Dental damagers: Avoid leave out bones, plastic items, ice cubes, and other hard items — all of which can cause painful tooth fractures.
 

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