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Old 12-24-2012, 11:48 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Why not just give a nice, big raw turkey neck?
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:21 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Raw turkey neck and gizzards - yes!

Mashed potato is fine as long as it is with butter, not margarine

Turkey breast is fine w/o the fat and again as long as it has no margarine, if prebasted turkey check label - some use real butter

Pumpkin pie - no to that re: nutmeg and not sure if allspice also has nutmeg in the mix

no gravy especially if onions, stuffing in the turkey if has onions don't, but there are so many types of specialty stuffings some w/nuts that could be toxic some with raisans...not sure if these things leech into the turkey and cause problems

When in doubt - don't do it.
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:34 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Raw turkey neck and gizzards - yes!

Mashed potato is fine as long as it is with butter, not margarine

Turkey breast is fine w/o the fat and again as long as it has no margarine, if prebasted turkey check label - some use real butter

Pumpkin pie - no to that re: nutmeg and not sure if allspice also has nutmeg in the mix

no gravy especially if onions, stuffing in the turkey if has onions don't, but there are so many types of specialty stuffings some w/nuts that could be toxic some with raisans...not sure if these things leech into the turkey and cause problems

When in doubt - don't do it.
Yes, it's nice have another butter lover out there! Margarine is awful, again when using butter have common sense with portion size.
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:03 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I avoid any and all spices. So I wouldn't do a deviled egg or pumpkin pie. Substitute with a raw egg, or a hard boiled egg with no fixinings. I would not give any mayonase as that's a lot of fat. Pumpkin pie can be substituted with straight mashed pumpkin. It's the stuff you'd use to make homemade pumpkin pie and not the already prepared stuff (Libby's has both and its usually right next to each other).

Meat is fine, I wouldn't do stuffing as its just carbs and doesn't really add anything for the dog (and they don't care that much about the taste of things). But the turkey or ham would be alright. Gravy out of a can is fine. Homemade...depends on ingredients used. Ham also might be very salty so I'd watch the portion.

I plan on slipping my dog some prime rib tonight, cut off most of the fat and also not give him any of the crust with salt and pepper on it.

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Raw turkey neck and gizzards - yes!



Pumpkin pie - no to that re: nutmeg and not sure if allspice also has nutmeg in the mix



When in doubt - don't do it.
Just being a brat but I wanted to point out that allspice is a single spice unto itself, not a mix of spices.
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Just being a brat but I wanted to point out that allspice is a single spice unto itself, not a mix of spices.
No Problem...I don't bake so didn't know, but may be same family as nutmeg, so I would avoid.

Cinnamon is fine though
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:13 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Yea my dog will be getting the plain, raw turkey neck and that is it. He would eat almost anything I would give him but I would rather not change his diet completely for one day.
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Old 12-24-2012, 03:24 PM   #18 (permalink)
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My dogs will *probably* eat their regular meals,but a little less of it tomorrow because of all of the extra stuff that will probably be snuck to them. I know Saba and a couple of the other dogs love sweet potatoes. I will save out a few to divide between them when I cook.
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Since Christmas is a special occasion, we were thinking of giving our dogs a bit of human food. I know smoked turkey and ham is probably safe, but what about cornbread stuffing, green bean casserole (without unions), mashed potatoes, jellied cranberry sauce, deviled eggs (mayo, egg yolks, paprika, and a small amount of sugar), and pumpkin pie?
LOL, I hope you have a can of dog food pumpkin around, because it won't be good coming out. I would hold off on the cranberries. Curious as to they react to the deviled eggs. Why to much spice in my book. I just got Tony a cheap 3dollar steak, which he totally loves.
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Thanksgiving and Christmas, our two usually get some ham or turkey without the skin, carrots, mashed potatoes with a little gravy, a small piece of pumpkin pie and a boiled egg. Green bean cassarole if we have it minus the onions.
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