Thanksgiving Day is this Thursday and you’re probably going to be tempted to share some of your delicious food with your furry family members; because after all, you’re thankful for them, too, right?

Before you give Fluffy that spoonful of Grandma’s fruitcake, check out the list of foods that you should NOT give your pet this holiday.  These items may make your dog or cat seriously ill, or worse:  


Bones – turkey/ham bones can splinter and become lodged in your pets throat

Chocolate, caffeine, coffee

Citrus – Anything that contains citrus like the stem, leaves, peels, fruit, seeds, etc.

Coconut and coconut oil

Grapes and raisins

Milk and dairy


Onions, garlic, chives

Raw or undercooked meat and eggs

Salt and salty snack foods

Xylitol – used as a sweetener

Yeast dough

Have you ever given your pet any of the food items listed above?  Did it upset your pet’s stomach or cause any longterm harm?  Do you do anything special for your pets on Thanksgiving, like make them their own special meal?

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