Happy Thanksgiving! Cats and Dogs

Happy Thanksgiving! Cats and Dogs

Turkey is generally safe for cats and dogs when prepared and fed in moderation. It can be a good source of protein for your pets. However, there are some important considerations to keep in mind:

  1. Plain and cooked turkey: Feeding plain, cooked turkey without any seasoning, bones, or additives is the safest option. Remove the skin, as it can be high in fat and may cause digestive upset.

  2. No bones: Never feed your pets turkey bones, as they can splinter and cause choking, internal injuries, or blockages.

  3. Avoid seasonings and additives: Do not feed your pets turkey that has been seasoned with spices, herbs, onions, garlic, or any other potentially toxic ingredients. These can be harmful to cats and dogs.

  4. Moderation: Turkey should be given as an occasional treat or a small part of your pet's balanced diet. Too much turkey can lead to digestive issues and obesity.

  5. Allergies: Some pets may be allergic to turkey, so introduce it into their diet slowly and monitor for any adverse reactions.

  6. Don't feed raw turkey: Feeding raw turkey to pets carries a risk of bacterial contamination and is generally not recommended.

Always consult with your veterinarian before introducing new foods into your pet's diet, especially if you have any concerns about allergies or dietary restrictions. Your vet can provide guidance on the appropriate portions and types of foods to keep your pets healthy and safe.

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