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Thanksgiving could prove fatal for Fido

PHOENIX — The holidays are a busy time around the house and somethings fall by the wayside, but that could be fatal to the family pet.

There are several Thanksgiving dangers that could potentially kill a furry member of the family.

“Even if pets don’t normally do it, sometimes it’s really hard to resist,” said Emily Sinur with the Arizona Animal Welfare League. “Certain foods can be dangerous and lead to serious gastrointestinal upset.”

Chocolate isn’t the only food too keep away from your animal. Here’s a small list:

• Grapes
• Raisins
• Onions
• Leeks
• Chives
• Bones and turkey legs
• Sage
• Bread dough
• Batter with raw eggs
• Macadamia nuts
• Rich or spicy foods
• Alcohol

The AAWL suggests that while you chow down, offer your animal made-for-pet chew bones. You can also stuff their usual food, perhaps with a few added tidbits of turkey, vegetables (sweet potato or green beans) or put dribbles of gravy in a Kong toy.

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