Despite scenes like this one:
…..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 little better potty training.)
In the meantime, let’s refresh our memories –
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 of nuts are OK for dogs in moderation: Raw Almonds, Cashews and Brazil Nuts
- 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.