Thanksgiving Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dog
According to a study, Sustainable New Jersey determined that there are just under three million pets in New Jersey. Pets in the study only include dogs and cats. World Population Review’s survey found that 47.4% of New Jersey households have at least one pet.
The survey shows that 92% of the 2,000 pet lovers in this country surveyed still believe common myths about their furry family members. For example, 38% of dog owners believe a cold, wet nose means their mutt is healthy when in fact, a wet nose could be just a wet nose. Here’s something you may not know about their noses, dogs often give their senses of smell a boost by licking their own noses.
Sixty-eight percent of dog owners also incorrectly believe that a wagging tail means their dogs are happy. Wrong again. The experts say that tail wagging can also signal that your dog is alert or interested in something.
According to The American Kennel Club, there are also a lot of things we don’t know about what foods we shouldn’t feed our dogs.
For instance, ham is not a good idea because it’s high in sodium and can cause seizures.
You definitely don’t want to give them turkey fat or turkey skin. That may give them an upset stomach and could cause pancreatitis.
Many people think that giving dogs the bones of the turkey is okay. Dogs like bones right? Wrong. These types of bones can cause a choking hazard. Butter is also bad news for pups due to its high-fat content.
Some seasonings like salt and pepper can be harmful as well. So are greasy foods like mashed potatoes which can cause a digestive issue. Stuffing contains herbs and spices that aren’t safe for dogs and gravy can be harmful because of the high fat and sodium content. A dog should never have chocolate as it is toxic for them.
Finally, never give any dog alcohol. Studies have shown that, like humans, alcohol causes severe health problems for dogs.