We understand that dogs, to many people, are just like their human children. However, they are not. They are a dog and there are certain foods that your dog shouldn't be eating.

There are some foods that the experts state you should not feed your pooch, even though it is Thanksgiving. Let's keep our dogs alive this holiday season.

  1. Cooked Bones - It's ok to feed your dog raw bones, but not cooked bones. The problem with cooked bones is that they can splinter and cause intestinal problems with your dog. So please, don't give them cooked bones.
  2. Turkey Skin - Thinking about feeding your dog some left-over turkey? Make sure you ditch the skins. Fatty skin is hard for your pooch to digest and could cause problems leading to pancreatitis.
  3. Alcohol - I realize that you might get 'caught up in the moment', but that doesn't mean your dog has to. The hops that they use to fabricate beer, can be extremely toxic to your K9. Don't do it. Plus, they have know idea that it's Thanksgiving. All they know is that they smell food and are trying to avoid getting bumped or stepped on by your guests.
  4. Chocolate - This is an all-time favorite for kids. Licking the bowl and the mixer arms should be reserved for kids and grandkids, but leave your dog out of it. Chocolate is great for your dog if you wanting him farting and stinking up the place. Should you add cookie dough to the mix, they may experience bloating or salmonella from the raw egg in the dough.
  5. Nuts - You'd be nuts to feed your dog nuts. Why? Because, according to the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), nuts can cause serious vomiting and even tremors, just hours after consuming them.

We know that the holidays are a festive time of year, but if you want your dog to join in the experience, be sure to buy treats that won't harm or destroy them. You'd had to revisit the fact that you harmed your pet when this time comes around next year.