Introducing large quantities of rich "people food" into a pet's diet on Thanksgiving is bad for their tummies! In fact, some typical holiday fare such as turkey bones or turkey skin should never be fed to pets. Animals can choke on bone splinters and have trouble digesting fatty parts of the turkey such as the skin with all its soaked-in salt and grease. If you must treat a pet to your food, try offering a small taste of cooked, unseasoned veggies like carrots or green beans or a bit of white meat turkey. Because dessert is my favorite meal of the day, I treat North to an apple slice or small spoonful of canned pumpkin (not pie filling) as his special dessert.
Nov 20 2007