after reading this article I felt I should post it.. I know we will all give our furry buddies a special treat tomorrow.. but be careful!
Turkey and Your Furry Friends Don't Mix
"DO NOT feed your dog turkey skin," says Lyndee Henderson, Suite101 editor of Small Dog Breeds."It can kill them because they can't digest it. Also, never feed your dog a turkey leg -- they can choke on the small bones, and larger turkey bones fracture easily. If ingested, bone fragments can puncture the dogs internal organs."
If you insist on feeding your dog part of the leftover turkey, Lyndee adds: "If one way to get rid of turkey is to feed it to your furry friend, make certain you inspect the pieces you give your dog for skin and bones. Turkey is a great treat for dogs only if served with care
turkey skin cannot kill your dog. if it could, all mine would have died ten times over. any cooked bone can cause major issues if eaten, so it is good advice to make sure your dog doesn't get into the carcass. if you want to give your dog a treat from the turkey, give them the meat, or what i give my dogs is the neck of the turkey, uncooked, they love that. even the stuff in the little removable bag can be given to them, but i think most people use that stuff for their stuffing.
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I put on some gloves and I pick the turkey clean, skin, mean and fat, my dogs have eaten it all. I don't understand why someone would say turkey skin, can't be digested by dogs. I am sure dogs in the wild have eaten Turkeys in the wild whole. Feathers, bones, skin and all.
I do not give my dogs the skin simply because they are gulpers and would more than likely choke on it. Turkey or chicken bones are a big no no for mine. I think it depends on the dog. I have a 25 pound turkey for four people so the furkids will get plenty of the actual meat and they love mashed potatoes and gravy and a small slice of pumpkin pie.
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Actually the article is referring to COOKED TURKEY that was for the humans to enjoy. There is a big difference between feeding COOKED TURKEY and feeding RAW TURKEY. Skin included. Feeding cooked turkey skin is a risk for choking for most dogs, which then could cause death, but the actual consumption of the turkey skin can cause pancreatitis. Cooked bones also present a problem with choking and splinting when ingested. Feed them RAW is perfectly safe, but I prefer only too feed raw pieces that come from the NON WEIGHT bearing portions of any foul, turkey, chicken, etc. This means Wings, Necks, Breasts,and Backs. The bones are smaller and softer and are more tendon like in consistancy. I personally would not feed the larger bones that are in thighs or legs of a bird as large as a turkey.
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part4m, I'm with you. The turkey skin is definitely the best part for me! lol The furry one can have the dark meat and gristle! As I said earlier, I wouldn't ever give my dog or dogs the bone. Personal choice.