An advisory for the Schenectady County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has a couple of Thanksgiving tips:
Sage can be the one ingredient that can make or break your stuffing but it’s also the spice that can cause a very unpleasant holiday for your pet should they eat some of it in a holiday side dish. Sage along with other herbs contains essential oils and resins that can lead to gastrointestinal problems as well as attack your dogs’ central nervous system causing depression should they eat enough of it. Cats are also very sensitive to some of these same oils found in various herbs such as sage.
Homemade bread is tasty and its aroma mixed with the smell of the turkey can make the Thanksgiving holiday even more memorable. Be careful because if your pet gets a hold and eats raw bread dough it can have serious repercussions. According to ASPCA, your pets’ body heat will cause the raw dough to rise in his/her stomach. The expansion of the dough will cause vomiting, abdominal pain and bloating which will require an immediate trip to the 24 hour pet emergency hospital.