As Michigan gan Families gather around the Thanksgiving Day table to enjoy a massive feast, it's important to be aware that some of our favorite foods can be extremely dangerous to our canine companions.

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According to the American Kennel Club, It’s not just the obvious foods that we need to be concerned with like splintering roasted turkey bones or toxic onion-filled stuffing. We also need to think about some of those fatty dishes, salty dishes, or anything made with raisins, grapes, or other known dog toxins.

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Before we get to the list of foods that are dangerous for your dog, let's talk about some foods that your dog can have on Thanksgiving.

Foods That Are Safe for Dogs on Thanksgiving

  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Corn (no cob)
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Green Beans
  • Apples (no core or seeds)
  • Pumpkin
  • Rice
  • Quinoa
  • A little bit of cheese
  • Turkey (no skin, fat or bones)

Jerry Klein, Chief Veterinary Officer for the American Kennel Club:

Thanksgiving coincides with an uptick in emergency vet visits across the U.S. because of the extra, often unsafe human food that dogs end up consuming at this time of year. Don’t spend Thanksgiving in the vet ER with your dog.

What to Do if Your Dog Consumes Any of the Foods Listed Below

You can always call the Pet Poison Helpline at 1-855-764-7661. They can always assist with any questions or concerns that you may have. If you're dealing with an emergency situation, call your local emergency vet that offers weekend and after-hours services.

Thanksgiving Foods That Are Dangerous for Dogs

Avoid giving dogs Thanksgiving table scraps due to the potential toxicity of certain foods like onions and chocolate, the risk of pancreatitis from high-fat dishes, and the hazards of cooked bones splintering. Seasonings and new foods can cause digestive upset.

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