The Water Bowl: Thanksgiving Tips for Your Turkey-Craving Pets

11/20/2012 at 12:00 PM EST

Thanksgiving 2012: Pet Tips
Melody Henkel
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Want to include your four-legged friends in your Thanksgiving feast? A small portion of turkey makes for a festive treat, but opt for lean, light and boneless meat. Keep the cranberry sauce and stuffing away from your pets, and only let them taste-test the mashed potatoes if they're prepared with minimal fat and salt. –Boston Globe

Phoenix Zoo keepers say Ivan the 19-year-old Komodo dragon is happier now that his right front foot has been outfitted with a splint to combat his arthritis. He's walking faster and more efficiently with his custom prosthetic. –NBC News

A 3-week-old kitten now goes by the name Abe after he became trapped inside a Florida statue of Abraham Lincoln. Firemen rescued the grey ball of fur Sunday by carving a hole out of the statue. –Click Orlando

In an effort to preserve the population of Tasmanian devils, a select 14 of the marsupials will be transferred to a small Australian island. It is hoped the group will form a self-sustaining population free from the contagious facial tumor that has decimated their species. –Discovery News

Police arrested one of two men believed to be responsible for the death of a monkey at an Idaho zoo. The monkey died from blunt-force trauma, but the method and motive behind the killing is still a mystery. –AP

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