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Holiday feasts could lead to health problems for your pet

With Thanksgiving around the corner, it can be hard to resist feeding your dog food from your holiday feasts.

Posted: Nov 23, 2017 12:24 AM

UTICA -- With Thanksgiving around the corner, it can be hard to resist feeding your dog food from your holiday feasts.

Experts say those thanksgiving leftovers could potentially be hazardous to your pet.

Dr. Frank Mondi says health issues are a lot more common during the holiday season, and can be triggered by a high fat meal.

Many of those health issues are common during the holiday season and can be life threatening.

"It really can cause inflammation of the pancreas,” says Mondi. “Plus it can cause vomiting [and] diarrhea because they love that type of food and they'll gorge themselves on it. And their system's really not used to it. They're not used to a lot of fats. So you really want to avoid those things as much as possible."

Mondi says that turkey skin is high in fat, which can lead to acute pancreatic issues.

If you can’t resist sneaking your pet a bite of your meal, Mondi says it’s best to stick to small amounts.

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