WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – With Thanksgiving on Thursday, veterinarians are warning pet owners about foods that could be harmful to their furry friends.
There's a temptation to feed your pets from your plates during this holiday, but Dr. Eliza Ruffner, with the Pine Valley Animal Hospital, says some of those foods can be deadly or cost you hundreds of dollars in vet bills and unnecessary pain for your pet.
"Pretty much anything that's on your table tomorrow you should probably stay away from with your dog at least," Dr. Ruffner said. "The biggest thing we would probably worry about other than an intestinal obstruction would be pancreatitis, which is inflammation of the pancreas…an organ that digests food and fat."
Many of the foods enjoyed on Thanksgiving are high in fat, and they could affect your dog's pancreas, especially pork and beef.
However, there are a list of foods you should definitely avoid feeding your pet.