Canine Thanksgiving Hazards

Aside from the obvious hazards like hot liquids on the stove, lots of feet in the busy kitchen and dining areas, food can be dangerous for dogs this Thanksgiving. While it may be tempting to share people food with our furry friends, a lot of the food we eat can be dangerous to them.

This list at Barkpost.com lists 11 Thanksgiving Staples That Are Hazardous to Pups. Some of the highlights include:

  • Salty Turkey Skin
  • Garlic Bread
  • Pecan Pie (mmm.. pecan pie…)
  • Alcohol

Let’s keep the holidays safe for everyone. Today I was watching the National Dog Show, where Nathan the bloodhound won Best In Show, there was a commercial for Purina’s Just Right Pet Food. Its the most customized pet food I have ever seen.

The website asks you a series of questions about your dogs coat, activity level, and whether you prefer a blend without soy or grains. The website lets you choose your protein source between Lamb, Salmon, and Chicken. You can even upload a picture of your pooch and they will print it along with your Pets Name  (Dexter’s Blend) right on the front of the bag! I created one and am waiting for his 6-pound bag to arrive in the mail! They also give recommended daily feeding amount and give you an ingredient list before you checkout. Check out the link above to watch a video.

It’s not surprising to see this innovation come to pet food. The latest trend in human food is customization (SaladWorks, Chipotle, Subway, and the self-serve yogurt shops with dozens of toppings to choose). Its true that one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to pets so I can’t wait to see the results from Dexter after he gets into his twenty day supply.

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