3 Doggy Health Hazards to Avoid on Turkey Day

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Every year, countless dogs in Detroit head to the vet after Thanksgiving — many suffering from digestive problems and canine pancreatitis — because they’ve eaten things they really shouldn’t.

So how can you say “Bone Appetit” to Fido on Thanksgiving while still keeping your hungry hound happy and healthy?

According to veterinarian Dr. Jan Bellows and Milk-Bone, Detroit dog parents can start by avoiding these Top 3 major doggy health hazards:

1.  DOGGY HAZARD #1:  LEFT OUT LEFTOVERS
Many dogs get sick not from being fed directly but because they climb up on the table and eat huge quantities of food when humans aren’t there.

2.  DOGGY HAZARD #2:  FOOD NO-NOS
Don’t give your dog turkey skin, turkey or poultry bones, onions, grapes, raisins, fatty foods, or other holiday items that are harmful or toxic to dogs.

3.  DOGGY HAZARD #3:  DENTAL DAMAGERS
Avoid plastic bones, ice cubes, antlers, and bully sticks — all of which can cause painful doggy tooth fractures.

So when Fido is begging for a treat under the Thanksgiving table with big puppy dog eyes, what can you safely give your gour-mutt instead?

Dr. Bellows recommends Milk-Bone Brushing Chews for Thanksgiving — a bone that tastes like a treat and cleans like a toothbrush.  Instead of the hazards of human holiday foods, Milk-Bone Brushing Chews taste great to dogs, remove tartar build-up, improve smelly doggy breath, and keep lucky labs happily occupied during the Thanksgiving meal.

Courtney Lawless

Courtney is the traveling mom! She has 3 girls and is the founder of Detroit Mommies and currently lives in Florida. You can follow her on Twitter @courtneyRVL.

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