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The Truth About Table Scraps

You're preparing a holiday meal--be it a turkey, ham, pie, or any of a variety of mouth-watering favorites--and your furry BFF is positively drooling over the aroma. You see the beseeching eyes and  perked ears. What harm could there possibly be in sharing a morsel of two? After all, how can you ignore that look of longing? The truth is, feeding your pet table scraps can cause more than bad manners (such as begging at the dinner table.) We're talking serious health issues: upset stomachs, allergic reactions and the like--even cardiac arrest. And the last thing you're going to want to be doing during holiday family time is taking your furry companion to the animal emergency room. Most people have heard that chocolate is not a dog's best friend. But they might not know that spices and seasonings can also cause serious health issues. Dogs' saliva doesn't contain the same enzymes as human saliva, which makes some foods much more difficult for them to break down. And many cats are actually lactose-intolerant, despite the popular image of a kitten lapping milk from a bowl. Even the most innocent looking foods can be a health crisis in disguise for your pet. Who would have thought grapes can cause kidney failure? They can. No matter how tempting it may be to share the spoils of your home cooking with your pet, it's best to stick to treats designed specifically for them. It's just another way to ensure they'll be your happy and healthy companion for many more holidays to come.
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