What not to feed your pet on Thanksgiving

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – It’s not a good idea to feed the dog from the dinner table and on Thanksgiving, it can be downright dangerous.

The ASPCA put together a list of all the foods you should make sure you don’t feed your pet. For starters, there’s the obvious. Don’t give your dog alcohol. The effects could range from vomiting to death. Chocolate is also toxic to dogs.

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However, then, there’s the not so obvious. Coconuts, grapes, citrus fruits or salty foods can also hurt your pets health. When it comes to the Thanksgiving staple, turkey, Lee Chambers of the Dakin Humane Society told 22News what you need to know.

“Give them turkey that’s boneless and well-cooked. Turkey bones not a good idea. They could be small, they could splinter, and then you’ve got problems,” Chambers said.

It’s important to make sure that any meat you give your pets is fully cooked. Otherwise it could contain deadly bacteria.

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