Can dogs eat turkey? Despite scenes like this one, it’s not a great idea.
The trouble with Turkey
For dogs, turkey meat can be very fatty, especially the skin and dark meat. High-fat diets can trigger a painful condition called pancreatitis. And even if your Morkie has fatty meats only rarely, they can cause diarrhea.
What are YOU thankful for?
…..you’re probably feeling very fortunate to have a Morkie for a pet! They’re smart, affectionate, loyal and loving. What more could you want in a little dog? (Well maybe a little less barking and a bit better potty training.)
In the meantime, let’s refresh our memories about Thanksgiving food that dogs can have.
FOODS YOUR MORKIE CANNOT HAVE AT THANKSGIVING
- Turkey dark meat and skin – it’s pretty fatty which in turn can lead to pancreatitis and other health problems. A little bit of white meat might be OK, although a change of diet often results in diarrhea. With all you’ve got going on today, you don’t need that.
- Bones of any kind – very dangerous, since they can splinter within the Morkie’s digestive system, causing real damage
- Garlic, onion, leeks or chives
- Candy or dessert of any kind – too sweet. And anything with sugar substitute Xylitol is highly poisonous.
- Raisins, grapes
- Chocolate, coffee, and caffeine
- Most nuts
FOODS YOUR MORKIE CAN HAVE AT THANKSGIVING
- Veggies lightly steamed, including carrots, kale, green beans, spinach, and sweet potatoes
- Plain, unsweetened yogurt
- Raw pumpkin seeds – rich in vitamin K and other good things
- Apples – without any part of the core or seeds
- These three nuts are OK for dogs in moderation: Raw Almonds, Cashews, and Brazil Nuts. Just remember that any nuts can be a choking hazard for small dogs.
- Pumpkin – plain canned or plain, cooked pumpkin. NOT pumpkin pie filling. Pumpkin is magic – it can help stop diarrhea AND constipation!
- Both cranberries and dried cranberries are safe to feed to dogs in small quantities. Avoid cranberry sauce since it has lots of sugar and might even contain raisins or grapes.