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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."


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."