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Happy Woofgiving: 3 Doggy Health Hazards to Avoid on Turkey Day
Jesse Vasquez, Milk-Bone's dog health and wellness advocate

November, 2015

Consider this:  Every year, countless dogs in San Antonio head to the vet after Thanksgiving -- many suffering from digestive problems and canine pancreatitis -- because they've eaten things they really shouldn't.
 
So how can you say "Bone Appetit" to Fido on Thanksgiving while still keeping your hungry hound happy and healthy?
 
According to canine health and wellness experts at Milk-Bone, San Antonio dog parents can start by avoiding these Top 3 major doggy health hazards:
 
1.  DOGGY HAZARD #1:  LEFT OUT LEFTOVERS
Many dogs get sick not from being fed directly but because they climb up on the table and eat huge quantities of food when humans aren't there.
 
2.  DOGGY HAZARD #2:  FOOD NO-NOS
Don't give your dog turkey skin, turkey or poultry bones, onions, grapes, raisins, fatty foods, or other holiday items that are harmful or toxic to dogs.
 
3.  DOGGY HEALTH HAZARD #3:  DENTAL DAMAGERS
Avoid plastic bones, ice cubes, antlers, and bully sticks -- all of which can cause painful doggy tooth fractures.
 
Some Q & A's
 
Q:  When Fido is begging for food under the Thanksgiving table what can you safely give your gour-mutt instead?  
 
A:  Try giving your dog a dental treat (such as a Milk-Bone Brushing Chew) -- a bone that tastes like a treat and cleans like a toothbrush.  Treats made for dogs keep dogs occupied and have none of the hazards of human holiday foods.
 
Q:  What should I do if Fido is really hyper active with all of the people and food around the house during Thanksgiving?
 
A:  Make a point to get him a lot of exercise before the Thanksgiving meal or your guests arrive.  Check out our fun infographic on the most popular Thanksgiving doggy exercise workouts at this link: file:///Users/jrb/Desktop/MBGM_DogHealth_V2_TG.jpg
 
Thanks to Milk-Bone for these Thanksgiving hints!


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