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2020-11-26 1:08:46 PM  
Really question the claim butter and bacon fat will harm dogs. My dogs get some bacon fat and butter every day and never had any issue. Dogs love fat. Not a lot of fat considering my small dog is 75lbs.
 
2020-11-26 1:14:03 PM  
Five or six years ago I was drinking some whiskey on the sofa. I put the glass down on the coffee table, and the dog jumped up and was four or five laps getting a taste before I was able to stop him.

\that's my boy
 
2020-11-26 1:15:23 PM  
Got my Thanksgiving takeout dinner for Sophie and myself.  Being a sane cat dad, Sophie got her turkey first.  Of course, by the time I had my plate filled, Sophie had devoured her turkey and was giving me the "HEY, I'm STILL hungry, slave" look while I ate my dinner.

She got her second helping and is somewhere sleeping it off.
 
2020-11-26 2:40:51 PM  

wooden_badger: Got my Thanksgiving takeout dinner for Sophie and myself.  Being a sane cat dad, Sophie got her turkey first.  Of course, by the time I had my plate filled, Sophie had devoured her turkey and was giving me the "HEY, I'm STILL hungry, slave" look while I ate my dinner.

She got her second helping and is somewhere sleeping it off.


My cats got a whole can of turkey cat food to split amongst themselves.  Since most everything else on my table is not meat, they think they got the better deal.  But, we love all the side dishes best, so winners all around.

Now to sleep it all the off.
 
2020-11-26 2:42:33 PM  

eurotrader: Really question the claim butter and bacon fat will harm dogs. My dogs get some bacon fat and butter every day and never had any issue. Dogs love fat. Not a lot of fat considering my small dog is 75lbs.


post-fat gas from my dog is toxic
 
2020-11-26 2:56:02 PM  

eurotrader: Really question the claim butter and bacon fat will harm dogs. My dogs get some bacon fat and butter every day and never had any issue. Dogs love fat. Not a lot of fat considering my small dog is 75lbs.


I feel pretty much the same.  Over the years our dogs have generally lived about 10 years (newfies & now a  mastiff), I figured that their arteries aren't going to get clogged 'that' fast or enough to make a big difference in their lifespan.
 
2020-11-26 3:10:36 PM  

Recoil Therapy: eurotrader: Really question the claim butter and bacon fat will harm dogs. My dogs get some bacon fat and butter every day and never had any issue. Dogs love fat. Not a lot of fat considering my small dog is 75lbs.

I feel pretty much the same.  Over the years our dogs have generally lived about 10 years (newfies & now a  mastiff), I figured that their arteries aren't going to get clogged 'that' fast or enough to make a big difference in their lifespan.


I have been watching the humane society for a deer hound to try to get to 15 years. I had a Newfie that I used hunting, she was a great dog
 
2020-11-26 5:09:13 PM  
The real issue is avoiding
poisonings from well intentioned people
pancreatitis from a sudden diet change.
Ass blowouts that are unpleasant for everyone.

There's a premium to going to the emergency vet right now during covid. Here they won't even see you below $600 and odds are you're not getting out of there for under 1K.
 
2020-11-26 5:25:22 PM  
My cats love to smoke weed.
 
2020-11-26 5:25:49 PM  

Kat09tails: The real issue is avoiding
poisonings from well intentioned people
pancreatitis from a sudden diet change.
Ass blowouts that are unpleasant for everyone.

There's a premium to going to the emergency vet right now during covid. Here they won't even see you below $600 and odds are you're not getting out of there for under 1K.


Finding a good Vet you like and is good is worthwhile. Had the same Vet for over 10 years, can call him at home for emergencies and he has a full surgical suite that is only open for current patients. Comes to the house if an animal has to be put down for a reasonable number (under $250)
 
2020-11-26 5:27:23 PM  
People food is for people.
Pet food is for pets.
 
2020-11-26 5:27:45 PM  
Who would waste precious alcohol on their pets?
 
2020-11-26 5:28:04 PM  

Albert911emt: Five or six years ago I was drinking some whiskey on the sofa. I put the glass down on the coffee table, and the dog jumped up and was four or five laps getting a taste before I was able to stop him.

\that's my boy


We were out back having a fire in the fire pit and I put down my Captain & Coke to put more wood on the fire and puppers went to town on my drink.

Didn't seem to harm her.

/not advocating to feed animals booze
 
2020-11-26 5:31:39 PM  

Kat09tails: The real issue is avoiding
poisonings from well intentioned people
pancreatitis from a sudden diet change.
Ass blowouts that are unpleasant for everyone.

There's a premium to going to the emergency vet right now during covid. Here they won't even see you below $600 and odds are you're not getting out of there for under 1K.


Learned this the hard way a few Easters ago. $750 and one ass blow-out later and I learned not to give your dog the whole ham bone.
 
2020-11-26 5:32:22 PM  
But can cats have salami?
 
2020-11-26 5:34:26 PM  

The Pope of Manwich Village: People food is for people.
Pet food is for pets.


Except that 'people food' is made out of the same shiat that dogs ate for millennia.
 
2020-11-26 5:34:50 PM  
My dog once got acute pancreatitis because we gave her a bunch of turkey and turkey skin after thanksgiving.  She was about 45-50 pounds.

Anecdotal, but when we brought her to the vet for vomiting and projectile diarrhea they told us they see it every year at that time.
 
2020-11-26 5:36:08 PM  

I Like Bread: But can cats have salami?


Cats can have a little salami.
 
2020-11-26 5:38:43 PM  
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2020-11-26 5:39:00 PM  
TFA: ""Eating turkey or turkey skin - sometimes even a small amount - can cause a life-threatening condition in pets known as pancreatitis," the AMVA warns on its Thanksgiving Pet Safety page."

Yeah, I once made the mistake of giving my pooch some turkey...it gave him the "trots"

What a farkin' mess.
 
2020-11-26 5:40:38 PM  

some_beer_drinker: My cats love to smoke weed.


How could you tell? Do they sit around and doze off and wander in for munchies?
 
2020-11-26 5:40:39 PM  
I'm making cheesesteaks for dinner because fark turkey.
/My cat, OTOH, loves turkey and she's at the neighbor's house right now where they are making one.
//She knows what's up.
///
 
2020-11-26 5:46:52 PM  
Our Boxer gets a couple small pieces of turkey and gets to lick a couple plates clean.  She doesn't get a big plate of food.  She gets just enough that it's a little treat for her and she feels like part of the pack.
 
2020-11-26 5:51:36 PM  
My dad tells the story of our dog that came home after walk-about with a whole bone-in ham. No idea how he got it. Maybe he raided the butcher store. Anyway, dad says okay. You can eat it. Choke it down.  Suffer.  See if I care. And he did. No puking. Then he started drinking water. And more and more. His belly was round. I'm sure the dog thought it was worth it.
 
2020-11-26 5:52:11 PM  
We have never had a problem feeding out cat a couple small nibbles of turkey but I will avoid it out of an abundance of caution in the future.

He loves brussels sprouts though so I usually break him off a couple small pieces of those.
 
2020-11-26 5:52:30 PM  
i give my pets a little turkey
 
2020-11-26 5:52:45 PM  

TheFoz: Albert911emt: Five or six years ago I was drinking some whiskey on the sofa. I put the glass down on the coffee table, and the dog jumped up and was four or five laps getting a taste before I was able to stop him.

\that's my boy

We were out back having a fire in the fire pit and I put down my Captain & Coke to put more wood on the fire and puppers went to town on my drink.

Didn't seem to harm her.

/not advocating to feed animals booze


That will get you life in prison on some planets.
 
2020-11-26 5:55:18 PM  
Meh.  The cats got a small amount of just turkey breast as a treat as always.  Doesn't hurt them.

They get little treats occasionally.  Shaved beef is especially appreciated.  The trick is to not give them a lot.  Sudden diet changes are bad.  Small amounts of turkey, chicken, or beef are fine.
 
2020-11-26 6:05:14 PM  
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2020-11-26 6:06:37 PM  
Rum made me read that as "don't feed your dog to your cat"
 
2020-11-26 6:06:44 PM  
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2020-11-26 6:06:52 PM  

eurotrader: Really question the claim butter and bacon fat will harm dogs. My dogs get some bacon fat and butter every day and never had any issue. Dogs love fat. Not a lot of fat considering my small dog is 75lbs.


Narrator : The dog was a chihuahua...

; )
 
2020-11-26 6:06:55 PM  
My goldfish just gets breadcrumbs, ants eggs, the occasional pheasant, some cold consommé or a gazpacho, some sausages with spring greens, sautéed potatoes, and bread and gravy.

It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without the gravy.
 
2020-11-26 6:07:19 PM  
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2020-11-26 6:09:37 PM  
My niece had a rabbit that I witnessed eating pepperoni, a whole habanero, and a cap-full of Guinness.  (not at the same time).
The little thing was a maniac and none of it bothered him one bit.
/The article doesn't say you can't give turkey to pet birds.
 
2020-11-26 6:11:08 PM  
My daughter just rescued a surrendered adult pitty mix ball of goo with food allergies about a week ago. Doggy is too big to be in the tiny kitchen while we unpacked the catered affair, so we baby-gated her in the living room.

The whining while we ate was heartbreaking. The look she shot me when I finally allowed her in the kitchen - after the food was put away - was devastating.

She was allowed a raw carrot snack. And that look was "biatch, next time you feed me carrots, it better be honey butter glazed, salt and peppered with some fresh farking parsley and a light shake of red pepper".
 
2020-11-26 6:13:56 PM  

C18H27NO3: My niece had a rabbit that I witnessed eating pepperoni, a whole habanero, and a cap-full of Guinness.  (not at the same time).
The little thing was a maniac and none of it bothered him one bit.
/The article doesn't say you can't give turkey to pet birds.


I had a rabbit that loved beef jerky.

No matter how many times I tried to explain to him he's eating a part of an animal 100x his size, he didn't seem impressed.
 
2020-11-26 6:14:55 PM  

Totally Legitimate Businessman: Kat09tails: The real issue is avoiding
poisonings from well intentioned people
pancreatitis from a sudden diet change.
Ass blowouts that are unpleasant for everyone.

There's a premium to going to the emergency vet right now during covid. Here they won't even see you below $600 and odds are you're not getting out of there for under 1K.

Learned this the hard way a few Easters ago. $750 and one ass blow-out later and I learned not to give your dog the whole ham bone.


Uh oh, I just gave my dog the whole hambone about an hour ago. What can I expect now?
 
2020-11-26 6:18:03 PM  
The article warns against nutmeg, which has hallucinogenic effects. With cats there's no way to tell.
 
2020-11-26 6:18:39 PM  

usahole: Totally Legitimate Businessman: Kat09tails: The real issue is avoiding
poisonings from well intentioned people
pancreatitis from a sudden diet change.
Ass blowouts that are unpleasant for everyone.

There's a premium to going to the emergency vet right now during covid. Here they won't even see you below $600 and odds are you're not getting out of there for under 1K.

Learned this the hard way a few Easters ago. $750 and one ass blow-out later and I learned not to give your dog the whole ham bone.

Uh oh, I just gave my dog the whole hambone about an hour ago. What can I expect now?


If your dog is a normal sized dog around 95lbs and gets table scraps all year the only thing to expect is a look asking for another ham bone.
 
2020-11-26 6:24:37 PM  
Our last dog loved spaghetti night. Imagine a three year old with a face covered in spaghetti sauce licking their chops and looking pleased as punch. That was our dog on spaghetti night. Growing up our dogs ate all kinds of food scraps from the table. The biggest thing we had to worry about was making sure they weren't fed anything with bones in it so it wouldn't get stuck in their throat.

One cat we had looooved butter so we couldn't leave it out. I didn't really experiment with giving them other things like veggies or pizza or anything. I'd give them a little lunch meat or turkey or chicken sometimes. Maybe a little tuna from the can but it was more of a treat and not something they got every night.
 
2020-11-26 6:25:43 PM  

dittybopper: Meh.  The cats got a small amount of just turkey breast as a treat as always.  Doesn't hurt them.

They get little treats occasionally.  Shaved beef is especially appreciated.  The trick is to not give them a lot.  Sudden diet changes are bad.  Small amounts of turkey, chicken, or beef are fine.


One of our cats had pancreatitis 2-3 years ago.  Our vet said not to feed him any processed ham.  We changed his diet over to a wet food in the morning and dry food at night.  He's been fine since that.

YMMV...
 
2020-11-26 6:27:07 PM  

TheFoz: dittybopper: Meh.  The cats got a small amount of just turkey breast as a treat as always.  Doesn't hurt them.

They get little treats occasionally.  Shaved beef is especially appreciated.  The trick is to not give them a lot.  Sudden diet changes are bad.  Small amounts of turkey, chicken, or beef are fine.

One of our cats had pancreatitis 2-3 years ago.  Our vet said not to feed him any processed ham.  We changed his diet over to a wet food in the morning and dry food at night.  He's been fine since that.

YMMV...


They both do get tuna juice occasionally, that doesn't seem to cause any problems.

/sometimes they get ice cream as well, but only a small amount
 
2020-11-26 6:27:32 PM  

Albert911emt: Five or six years ago I was drinking some whiskey on the sofa. I put the glass down on the coffee table, and the dog jumped up and was four or five laps getting a taste before I was able to stop him.

\that's my boy


Alex!!!!!
 
2020-11-26 6:33:51 PM  

eurotrader: usahole: Totally Legitimate Businessman: Kat09tails: The real issue is avoiding
poisonings from well intentioned people
pancreatitis from a sudden diet change.
Ass blowouts that are unpleasant for everyone.

There's a premium to going to the emergency vet right now during covid. Here they won't even see you below $600 and odds are you're not getting out of there for under 1K.

Learned this the hard way a few Easters ago. $750 and one ass blow-out later and I learned not to give your dog the whole ham bone.

Uh oh, I just gave my dog the whole hambone about an hour ago. What can I expect now?

If your dog is a normal sized dog around 95lbs and gets table scraps all year the only thing to expect is a look asking for another ham bone.


He is a 95 pound bloodhound who regularly gets bones and wet food, so hopefully he will be okay. I'll go back to worrying about him escaping the yard and turning up a few counties away.
 
2020-11-26 6:37:11 PM  
If turkey is bad for dogs, then why does Purina make a Turkey dog food?

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My dog has had the dry version of this food as well.
 
2020-11-26 6:38:39 PM  
The entire extended family fed all the dogs and cats Thanksgiving leftovers when I was growing up. Outside of the annual warnings that are publicized each year, I've never heard of an animal coming to harm because of it. We did take the precaution throwing the bones away.

The two cats I've been trying to tame have killed and eaten small birds and rodents in full view of the family. I doubt the few bites of turkey, bits of green beans, teaspoon of creamed corn, and cat dressing made from the excess cornbread with no spices or vegetables like onion is going to harm them.

One of them let's me pet her now, but doesn't like to be picked up. The other one turns and toddles away the moment I put one foot toward her and say "Want me to pet you too?"
 
2020-11-26 6:39:42 PM  
My daughter has a German Sheppard mix, he's 85-90lbs or so. When I go there for Thanksgiving, I buy a couple of large tubes of refrigerated dog food and let him go to town on that. He's happy with a stuffed belly and I know he won't get sick from anything in it.
 
2020-11-26 6:49:14 PM  

MechaPyx: Our last dog loved spaghetti night. Imagine a three year old with a face covered in spaghetti sauce licking their chops and looking pleased as punch. That was our dog on spaghetti night. Growing up our dogs ate all kinds of food scraps from the table. The biggest thing we had to worry about was making sure they weren't fed anything with bones in it so it wouldn't get stuck in their throat.

One cat we had looooved butter so we couldn't leave it out. I didn't really experiment with giving them other things like veggies or pizza or anything. I'd give them a little lunch meat or turkey or chicken sometimes. Maybe a little tuna from the can but it was more of a treat and not something they got every night.


I once hat a cat that would steal cheese from my mouth.
 
2020-11-26 6:49:27 PM  
This holiday season why not have Dogs in Elk?

https://www.jerrypournelle.com/reports​/jerryp/dogsinelk.html
 
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