By John McDevitt
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Pass the stuffing and a reminder to your Thanksgiving dinner guests — don’t feed the dog.READ MORE: Wind Advisory In Effect In Philadelphia Region Monday After Snow, Rain Moved Through Delaware Valley
Most dog owners know to keep their pets away from poultry bones which could cause internal damage, and foods like chocolate and grapes and or raisins which could be potentially toxic for Fido.
But you need to make sure everyone at your holiday feast knows that, including children.READ MORE: Bidens Pack Carrots, Apples Into Boxes During Food Bank Stop
“Really just feeding any type of table scraps tend to potentially cause just either a GI upset with vomiting or diarrhea in dogs in particular or something more severe, like something called pancreatitis, which can be potentially fatal problems in dogs,” Dr. Samantha Hart of Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital said.
And Dr. Hart says make sure pets stay clear of holiday flowers and plants, for they could cause problems too.MORE NEWS: WATCH LIVE: Philadelphia Martin Luther King Jr. Association For Nonviolence, Inc To Host Annual Dr. King Day Observance At Liberty Bell