What not to feed "Fido" on Thanksgiving
TYLER — The holidays are a busy time of year for all emergency rooms including the one's for your pet. The day after Thanksgiving--- veterinarians tell KETK... they see more dogs and cats because of what their owners fed them the day before.
When gathering for that Thanksgiving meal, chances are the family pet won't be far away. But vets say "Fido", shouldn't be eating what we feast on even if it's just the table scraps.
Doctor Laura Cauthen says she sees a lot of animals coming in the day after Thanksgiving, because they were given food, not on their regular diet.
She says dogs and cats have different tolerance levels to human food, but some things are horrible to give any pet, they include:
Foods high in sodium or fat, like turkey skin or chicken skin or ham.
Pork because it causes worms in dogs.
Chocolate, raisins or grapes, and seeds, these can be life threatening immediately after consumption.
And nothing with a bone in it, like a turkey leg, because it can splinter inside the dog's throat or inside his digestive track.
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Jessica Wilson/ KETKnbc.com