Many people think they’re giving their dog a treat when they share food with them on Thanksgiving. What they don’t realize is that they might also be giving them diarrhea, a stomach ache, Salmonella poisoning, liver damage, anemia, and possibly death.
Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) November 16, 2012
Thanksgiving Day is a time for friends and family to come together. Most pet owners consider their dog to be a cherished member of the family, and as such, will include the dog in their holiday plans.
Unfortunately, many people include their dog in their holiday dinner plans, too. And that can often be quite dangerous.
According to L.A. Animal Services, Veterinarians experience an increased number of office calls due to digestive problems after the holidays because humans invite their animals to celebrate with high fat meals, chocolates, bones, and more.
Just before the Thanksgiving holidays, Dogington Post launched a pet parent education initiative to educate dog owners about the hazards of feeding their pets certain foods on “Turkey Day.”
“Many of the foods we enjoy on Thanksgiving are toxic to dogs,” said Brandy Arnold, Content Editor for Dogington Post. “In chaos of preparing for Thanksgiving, or having a home full of family and friends, it's important to remember your furriest family members, too! Be aware of what's safe for your pets to eat - and let uninformed family that are visiting know too - to keep the holiday spirit happy for everyone.”
The popular dog news site reaches over 1.5 million dog lovers weekly. In the days before the national holiday, the site released an informative infographic outlining some of the more dangerous, and less known foods that people feed their dogs during the holiday. Some of the foods on the list may come as a surprise.
“Many people think they’re giving their dog a treat when they share food with them on Thanksgiving,” said Brandy. “What they don’t realize is that they might also be giving them diarrhea, a stomach ache, Salmonella poisoning, liver damage, anemia, and possibly death. This is serious.”
In addition to spreading the word about the dangers of feeding people food to pets during the Thanksgiving, Dogington Post also published articles about traveling during the holidays, cold weather safety, what foods are safe to share, product reviews and more.
For more information about Dogington Post and their latest efforts to promote holiday safety for dogs, visit http://www.dogingtonpost.com.
About Dogington Post:
DogingtonPost.com was created for the love of dogs. It promises a forum of informative articles, newsworthy dog stories, health and breed information, and heartwarming videos. The site addresses current issues affecting dogs and their human parents – from serious health concerns to lifestyle issues on feeding, grooming and the overall well-being and mental health of dogs. It is the Internet newspaper, all about dogs.