As you begin to dig into your food, your dog gives you the look. You know the one – where he stares mournfully at your food, then at you, then back to the food, whining quietly. But as much as you want to share the wealth of your plate, feeding him table scraps is not the way.
Table food is too fatty for the digestive systems of most animals and can lead to severe stomach upsets (and occasionally trigger a possibly fatal pancreatic inflammation). In addition, you encourage your dog to beg even more to get his way. Reinforcing this behavior can lead to problems down the road.
To keep your pet safe this season, remember the following: