From today’s Mental Floss e-news:
The aroma of a turkey cooking in a house all day may send your four-legged friends into a frenzy. Experts warn that if you normally don’t feed poultry to your dog (or cat), Thanksgiving Day is not the time to start, no matter how cutely he begs. Turkey meat can cause abdominal pain to pets not accustomed to eating such a dish, and most veterinarians will be closed for the holiday.
Of course, our dogs pretty much exclusively selected holidays for their veterinary emergencies… Porcupine quills on Easter Sunday morning was probably the best one. Hmph.