Talking Turkey for Pets on Thanksgiving

I will be hollered at for this by the veterinary community, but the reality is that a little bit of turkey (sans fat) won't hurt most pets.

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Who knows, the trytophan may calm them down.

The problem is that we tend to all be Jewish, (or Italian, or Polish - you choose your ethnicity) grandmas - and show our love with food. So Aunt Sally, Uncle Buddy and everyone around the table is offering just a little turkey - that adds up to a lot.

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Aunt Sally and Uncle Buddy might offer too much Turkey to your pets

One slice of turkey for a cat or dog under around 15 lbs is like you or I scarfing down a half a turkey. We're also teaching our pets to beg from the table.

Too much turkey can cause an upset tummy. And if there's fat with the turkey, we could be talking about a bout of pancreatitis.

So - a little turkey isn't bad....but remember a little goes a long ways, and maybe best not to feed the pets from the table. So, control Aunt Sally and Uncle Buddy.   

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