Safe and Unsafe Thanksgiving Treats for Pups

Safe and Unsafe Thanksgiving Treats for Pups

Safe and Unsafe Thanksgiving Treats for Pups

Thanksgiving is tomorrow and while you may be tempted to let your furbaby lick off of your plate - or even give them a plate of their own - there are some things you should consider first.

Many foods, while harmless to us, are actually quite poisonous for both dogs and cats. Thanksgiving and Christmas season usually finds veterinary hospitals full of patients that became sick after eating something they should not have.

This year, we have complied a list of dog friendly foods - and foods to avoid giving them at all costs!

So, to begin, here are all the yummy treats your pup can and can't have with you at Thanksgiving... keep in mind that all of these items should be plain or blanched - no seasonings and little salt, especially garlic or onion!

Dogs can have:

  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Corn (without cob)
  • Sweet Potatoes (pureed/ blanched)
  • Green Beans
  • Apples (without core or seeds)
  • Pumpkin (Set aside some puree before prepping for pie)
  • Rice 
  • Quinoa
  • Cheese (very little of it)
  • Turkey (no skin, fat or bones)

Dogs CANNOT have:

  • Ham
  • Chocolate (TOXIC)
  • Garlic (TOXIC)
  • Leeks (TOXIC)
  • Onions (TOXIC)
  • Grapes / Raisins (TOXIC)
  • Raw Potatoes
  • Mashed Potatoes (especially with garlic or onion)
  • Raw Dough
  • Canned Cranberry
  • Pre-Made Desserts
  • Pie Filling
  • Stuffing

Remember, we all want to enjoy eating that delicious food tomorrow and celebrate Thanksgiving - but let's make sure we keep it safe for our puppers too!