Thanksgiving Eats for your Dog

Thanksgiving Day DinnerIt’s got to be a little rough for dogs on Thanksgiving—all the great smells, the platters piled high with food…it’s enough to make anyone drool. But fortunately for our canine friends, there are plenty of Thanksgiving foods that are perfectly pet friendly, if fed in moderation, of course.

Check out the list of safe foods to share … as well as ones to completely avoid. We wish you and your canine companions a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

— Do’s —

Sweet Potatoes – a very health food but avoid toppings, like butter, and no sweet potato casserole with marshmallows.

Green Beans – great fresh or as a frozen treat.

Apples – skins are good for them, just no seeds.

Cooked Turkey – stick to the white meat.

Cranberries – fresh are great. Sugary cranberry sauce is a no, no.

Carrots – also a very healthy snack, raw or cooked.

— Don’ts —

Brussels Sprouts – raw or cooked but only serve a few. Larger amounts can cause diarrhea.

Onions and Garlic – both are toxic for dogs.

Mushrooms – store bought are generally safe in small amounts. Wild mushrooms can cause vomiting, seizures, comas, and even death. Avoid them to be safe.

Sage – can cause digestive problems.

Turkey Skin – very fatty and hard to digest.

Nutmeg – can cause seizures, tremors, and central nervous system problems.

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