Local vet technicians give advice on feeding pets during Thanksgiving

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — When it comes to pets, many owners want to treat them to a nice snack on Thanksgiving, but be careful.

Vet technicians at Heritage Animal Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind. tell us avoid feeding your pet fatty foods, like the skin from a turkey. Also, avoid stuffing and any other items heavily seasoned with things like nutmeg, sage, mushrooms, raisins and onions.

No matter how much your animal begs or looks at you with those puppy dog eyes, the vet techs say it’s best to play it safe.

“Just keep in mind, any new foods could upset your pets stomach,” Megan Tolbert, veterinarian technologist, said. “So, we recommend just feeding them their normal diet on Thanksgiving.”

While it is recommended that your pet stay on their normal diet, if you must indulge them the vet techs say a little lean turkey breast would be ok.

Also, the vet techs say some pets don’t like a crowd of people, and that owners of those pets should put them in their crates or somewhere the animal feels safe.

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