Feed the dog what? Tips on what not to do with leftover Thanksgiving dinner.

The day after Thanksgiving is traditionally known as Black Friday. I completely agree with this statement! Our business sees a dramatic jump on the Friday following Thanksgiving, but it may be a different reason than our incredible sale prices.  Diarrhea, vomiting, and severe pancreatitis are common, holiday issues we see. 

Though I love being busy, here are some quick tips to keep you shopping instead of spending the day at the vet's office:

 Don't feed the dogs off the table

Many dogs give thanks each year for the amount of scraps they receive after dinner. Here is a list of high calorie, traditional, Thanksgiving items that can cause a trip to the vet: 

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1.  Stuffing

2. turkey and ham bones

3. Grease/ fatty skin from turkey

4. cheeses

5. Corn/ mashed potatoes

6. Gravy  

Though it may seem like a nice thing to do for our pets, feeding leftover bones, fatty meats, and incredible side dishes can be very detrimental to your pets health. We recommend a complete refrain from dietary changes during the holidays. Remember, changing dog food types, even for a single meal, can cause digestive issues. You can only imagine what a large volume of fatty human food can do! The most common symptoms we see from pets, after the holidays, are Vomiting, diarrhea, and inappetance. Though they seem minor, serious complications can occur. So keep your pets safe this holiday season; feed them their normal meal on their normal schedule. Thanks for reading and Happy Thanksgiving!