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Five Thanksgiving foods that will make your dog sick

Posted by Kristi Palma  November 25, 2013 11:09 AM

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Does your dog like to eat the scraps from your Thanksgiving day meal? Well, here are some foods your pooch should not be exposed to, according to Kim Melanson, behavior counselor at the Animal Rescue League of Boston. (Photo: Animal Rescue League of Boston)

turkey.jpgTurkey bones. Turkey bones are small and can become lodged in your dog's throat, stomach, or intestinal tract. They can also splinter and cause severe damage to the stomach and could puncture the small intestines. (Photo: Larry Crowe/AP)

gravy.jpgFat trimmings. Fatty meat is very dangerous for your pet. Fatty foods like turkey skin and gravy are difficult for dogs to digest. Also, eating turkey skin can result in pancreatitis. Symptoms of pancreatitis include vomiting, extreme depression, reluctance to move, and abdominal pain. (Photo: Matthew Mead/AP)

dough.jpgDough and cake batter. Since dough and cake batter contain raw eggs, the first concern for people and pets is salmonella bacteria. However, dough can also rise in your dog's belly and lead to vomiting, severe abdominal pain, and bloating. (Photo: Wendy Maeda/The Boston Globe)



grapes.jpgRaisins and grapes. Grapes and raisins are very dangerous for dogs because they can cause kidney failure. (Photo: Kyle Green/AP)





mushroom.jpgMushrooms. Mushrooms can damage your dog's internal organs, including the kidneys, liver, and central nervous system. Dogs who eat mushrooms can suffer from seizures or even die. (Photo: Wendy Maeda/The Boston Globe)



More Thanksgiving food tips for pets ... Want to cook a hot meal for your pet this Thanksgiving? Dr. Jyl Rubin demonstrates how to cook a tasty hot meal for your pooches this week using a crockpot.

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