Talking Turkey with Ozzie

" Turkey roasting on an open fire....buttered rolls nipping at my nose!" "Ah turkey....yumo!" ZZZZZZZZZ

Ozzie is patiently awaiting Thanksgiving day. He knows that something good is coming his wise that is! I have bought my fresh turkey and all the trimmings...I think?! I am sure that there is something I forgot and I feel reassured that the grocery store is open Thanksgiving morning for knuckleheads like me! Though there will plenty of food, drink and merriment on Thursday there is also some dangerous doggie pitfalls to recognize. As much as you and your guests are tempted to give into that adorable pooch and feed him some turkey there are some things you should be aware of. That delicious crispy flavorful turkey skin that we all love is very fatty and can cause pancreatitis in dogs. Canine pancreatitis can produce severe diarrhea and vomiting which can cause dehydration! Dark turkey meat should be avoided as well since it is hard to digest. Turkey bones are a no no since they can cause a blockage or perforation of the intestine. There are also cooking accessories of the day that present dangers such as pop up timers, roasting bags, skewers etc.. Now that I have taken all the fun out of the day for Fido let me say there are some alternative goodies. The white meat from the turkey is fine for them and if you like you can prepare Ozzie's ground turkey with butternut squash and cranberries the day before. Whatever you do I hope that it will be a day celebrated with great food, family and friends...oh and of course with man's best friend!


  1. That ground turkey thing sounds really, really good. We are looking forward to our turkey, but as the people are going out that day it won't come until Sunday. That day they're cooking a turkey for us and them, too, I suppose. So we'll have turkey and all the trimmings around the house, too.

    lotsa licks, Lola

  2. Wonderful advice. Thanks for the recipe, I'll be making it for Zoe and substituting roasted chicken that I bought for the turkey.
    Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.


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