By Susan Richard
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It’s that time of year when friends, relatives and our four-legged family members all gather to celebrate the holidays. But while we humans have a tendency to overdo it food-wise, is it OK to indulge our pets?
The ASPCA says, no.
“What you don’t want to do is to give your pet an upset stomach in the name of love,” ASPCA Vice President Dr. Louise Murray told 1010 WINS. “It’s OK to give either a dog or cat a piece of cooked turkey with no skin or bones, but you should stop there. There’s enough chaos in the household, strangers coming and going, all kinds of excitement and even that alone can cause GI upset. If you add on lots of different foods they’re not accustomed to, foods that are rich or greasy, you’re really making a recipe for an upset stomach.”
Dr. Murray didn’t mince words.
“Think of it this way,” she went onto say. “You don’t want to have to clean up diarrhea or vomit on top of all your other holiday tasks.”