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Why is Turkey Bad for JRT's?

Posted by:  Barry
Category:   Medical
Posted on:  June 25, 2001 at 22:29:21

Question:

I read in last November's Archive that Turkey contained L-Tryptophan which is a calmative. I gave my female JRT some pieces of Turkey that I was having for lunch (about 5 pieces-small). I won't give her anymore turkey from now on. She seemed fine, but did vomit later in the day. Could the turkey have caused her vomiting? I do give her small slices of baby carrots during the day if she obeys a commend as well as her regular dog food (Nutro). She did seem tired by 9:30pm but she normally sacks out around that time anyway. Are they're any other meats which dogs shouldn't be fed?