Turkey tolerance - Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 11:14 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
Ewokpup's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 411
Submit Photo: 3
Photo Submissions 5 Times in 5 Posts
Turkey tolerance

My family yorkie cannot eat turkey. We found out after a few post-holiday tummy troubles. My mom had read online that it doesn't agree with pups, and so no turkey for the yorkie. She can have chicken and whenever her tummy gets upset she eats plain chicken and rice.

I've noticed quite a few turkey flavor/ingredient varieties of dog food, so I was wondering. Does anyone else have a dog who doesn't tolerate it? Bama (hav-pom) has had turkey dog food without any problems, so I figured it was just the yorkie's sensitive tummy and not something all dogs should avoid. (I can't remember if my mother-in-law's oldest dog could eat it or not-he had several allergy issues).

And while discussing allergies and intolerances, do dogs ever experience a change in allergies? There were a few years when I couldn't eat wheat. Now I eat as much as I want...the only downside of course is it isn't exactly calorie free. ;-)
Ewokpup is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-22-2012, 09:14 AM
Gucci's mom
Thumper's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 9,370
Submit Photo: 1
Photo Submissions 11 Times in 10 Posts
Turkey, any amount, gives Gucci diarrhea..and she loves it, of course, but I really limit it to pretty much Thanksgiving and Christmas and even then, I mix the turkey up with her chicken and try to trick her into thinking she is eating turkey only (I'm pretty sure I've fooled her the last few times)..

Knock on wood! that is the plan today, put just enough in so that she thinks she's eating something new, but she will have a bout of runs for the next few days.doesn't tolerate it at all,

In fact, I've read a few places that too much turkey can cause pancreatitis.

Thumper is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-22-2012, 10:04 AM
Metrowest, MA
krandall's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 16,515
Submit Photo: 5
Photo Submissions 84 Times in 84 Posts
Kodi doesn't get anything different or "extra" on holidays, except that he might get a few pieces of whatever fresh veggies I'm cooking. (and he gets that frequently on non-holidays too)

Turkey, itself, isn't a problem for him, but cooked the way we do on thanksgiving, brined and basted, CERTAINLY isn't good for any dog. We regularly used freeze dried turkey hearts as training treats, though, and they don't bother him at all.

He does show an intolerance to one meat source, though, and in his case, it's beef. Even the small amount in a joint supplement (made from bovine trachea) was enough to give him loose stools. We switched him to a different one, made from mussels, and he had no further problems.

Karen, Kodi & Pixel
(ARCHMX Starborn Kodak Moment BN, PCD, NA, NAJ, CDX-CCH, RE, RL1X3, RL2X3, RL3X2... And Starborn's Picture Perfect)

krandall is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-22-2012, 11:11 PM
Senior Member
TilliesMom's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 5,278
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 35 Times in 35 Posts
Tillie can't have poultry at all, but she got a nice serving of butternut squash with some cheese in it today!

Tammy and Tillie
TilliesMom is offline  

allergies , diet , dinner , intolerance , people food

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome