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Hello Friends of SDK! Christina here with your weekly Barking Post. Thanksgiving is this week and with that comes an uptick in vet visits nationwide. Not everything on the delicious menu is safe for our pets. Some of them may even surprise you!

NOT dog friendly food:

  • Ham: Store bought ham is very high in It can lead to vomiting, diarrhea, excessive thirst and urination, lethargy, and abnormal fluid accumulation. Sodium can also cause more serious consequences, such as damage of the kidneys, seizures, coma, and even death.

  • Turkey skin: While the skin with all of its seasonings is yummy for us humans; The outer layer of the poultry can lead to pancreatitis or other digestive issues for your dog.

  • Turkey Bones: All cooked bones are a big No for our pups. Turkey bones, even raw, are generally small enough to swallow and they snap easily. This makes them a choking hazard, and their sharp broken parts can injure your dog's mouth, throat, and digestive tract.

  • Raisins/Grapes: These are highly toxic to pups no matter their age or health. Ingesting the fruit could potentially lead to acute (sudden) kidney failure.


  • Plain Sweet potatoes are a great source of dietary fiber, vitamins B6 and C.

  • Plain Potatoes. Give only boiled or baked potatoes and serve in moderation.

  • Apples are full of vitamins A and C and contain lots of great fiber. Make sure not to share any of the core or seeds.

  • Turkey meat (no bones, no skin) Turkey breast is okay to offer without any seasonings.

  • Green beans. Highin plant fiber, manganese, and vitamins C and K, plain green beans are great for dogs. Green beans should be plain- without added ingredients like butter or spices.

  • Plain peas are a fine choice, but creamed peas should be avoided. Fattier food items like creamed peas may upset your dog’s stomach.

  • Pumpkin itself is a very healthy snack! If feeding canned pumpkin, make sure it’s just pumpkin and not the pre-spiced pie mix.

  • Dessert is an option, but not just any kind. Try something healthy; like frozen yogurt (without artificial sweeteners like xylitol, which is toxic for dogs).

ASPCA has a 24/hr. 7/days a week Hotline for any and all animal emergencies. This cannot and does not replace vet care but it may help to guide or give advice if a situation arises- (888) 426-443.

Wishing you all a safe and happy baking week!

SDK Groomer, Christina

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