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16 Tips To Keep Your Pets Safe And Happy This Thanksgiving

Say yes to pumpkin and no to nutmeg!

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4. Make sure there isn't any nutmeg in your recipe if your pup has a bite of pumpkin or sweet potato.

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In small amounts, nutmeg can cause a mild stomachache, but in large amounts it can cause "hallucinations, disorientation, increased heart rate, high blood pressure, dry mouth, abdominal pain, and possibly seizures."

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14. You might want to load up your mashed potatoes with salt this holiday, but make sure not to share them with your pet!

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Although potatoes are OK for your pet, "large amounts of salt can produce excessive thirst and urination, or even sodium ion poisoning in pets."

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