(Closed) Is it okay or do you feed your dog turkey

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Just don’t feed the dog the turkey skin..it’s dangerous to them. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

It won’t hurt them but ham is super salty and he’ll be very thirsty. And the farts will be basically unbearable. We don’t feed our dog people food for the farts reason and also because we never do normally. He doesn’t know it’s a holiday haha.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

Not ham, but I’ve always fed my cats pretty much any fresh meat (raw or cooked).

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I think turkey is fine, when my dog gets sick I feed her boiled chicken– vets recommendation and I am guessing turkey isn’t much different. For the holidays I usually add a little warm chicken broth to their dry food, makes it a little special. But like PP said, the salt makes them drink more and the farts are terrible.

Just make sure the turkey is off of the bone. Poultry bones are terrible for dogs. Bird bones are thin and light so they can fly and a dog can splinter them easily and it can cause a world of problems.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Turkey is great for dogs.  When our dog had an allergy to something in dog food, the vet told us to put him on a strict rice and turkey diet for six weeks straight.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

Yup! For Thanksgiving, I usually make my dog a small plate with turkey breast, mashed sweet potatoes, green beans, and carrots. He loves it.  I obviously don’t season any of it, and it’s all perfectly healthy.  He’s allergic to most things in commercial dog food, so my dog is fed almost exclusively people food.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yes, turkey is fine.
Cooked turkey, only let the dog eat the meat. No skin/fat or bones. (Cooked skin/fat can cause pancreatitis, and cooked bones can splint into sharp shards.)
Raw turkey is best. If you aren’t using the turkey neck and giblets, your dog will love those! (Again, only allow bones if RAW! Raw bones, even raw poultry bones, are soft and digestible.)

Yes, turkey is fine.

Cooked turkey, only let the dog eat the meat. No skin/fat or bones. (Cooked skin/fat can cause pancreatitis, and cooked bones can splint into sharp shards.)

Raw turkey is best. If you aren’t using the turkey neck and giblets, your dog will love those! (Again, only allow bones if RAW! Raw bones, even raw poultry bones, are soft and digestible.)

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Nope, you shouldnt….

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

If we are having a holiday alone my dog gets it. Usually for the holidays we go to my family’s (his family is 740 miles away), so my dog is at home and not there for dinner. But one year we had Thanksgiving and Easter alone together because we did not live near family. My dog definitely got his fair share of turkey and ham 🙂

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t, but only b/c I don’t like turkey! Interesting to know that it’s okay, though 🙂

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yup!

We always check to make sure it’s OK for her. And we always put it in her food bowl. NEVER off the table.

Dogs that beg annoy the heck outta me.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Cedar Lake Cellars

In SMALL amounts.  Food like that is really rich compared to what your dog normally gets and the abrupt diet change/rapid increase in richness can actually cause some very serious problems.  We get many dogs with pancreatitis (which can be life-threatening) around the holidays at my vet-clinic.

Humans and dogs alike are better off with a consistent, regulated amount of high fiber food.  We don’t have the willpower for that as humans but you can control what your dog eats.

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