Thanksgiving Food Dos And Don'ts For Dogs

By: Dogtopia | Published 11/13/2019

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Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year to give thanks and enjoy a feast with friends and family members, whether they have two legs or four! However, not everything from your delicious meal may be safe for your furry friend. In fact, some foods can be downright dangerous for dogs. Plus, the hustle and bustle of the holiday may cause stress and anxiety for your pup. Here are some tips to keep them calm and safe on Turkey Day:

RESTRICT THEIR DIET TO DOG-FRIENDLY FOOD
Browse the list below to see what foods are pooch-approved, and which your pup should avoid:

DOs:

Turkey (without the bones or skin)
Plain potatoes or sweet potatoes
Apples
Plain pumpkin
Plain peas
Green beans
Carrots
Bread
Cheese
Rice
Corn
DON’TS:

Turkey skin
Turkey bones
Turkey stuffing
Turkey gravy
Candy and gum
Chocolate
Mashed potatoes
Sweet potatoes with added ingredients
Pumpkin pie
Alcohol
Grapes or raisins
Onions
Scallions
PREPARE A SPECIAL FEAST FOR YOUR PUP
It’s important to ensure your pup steers clear of all the dangerous foods on the list above and doesn’t pick up any scraps. To avoid temptation, consider making a separate meal for your dog to enjoy. Search for dog-friendly recipes. 

CREATE A STRESS-FREE ENVIRONMENT
If your house will be full of family and festivities on Thanksgiving, consider creating a safe and quiet escape for your dog. Sights, sounds, and new faces can be overwhelming to your furry friend. Find a room away from the noise and make them feel comfortable there with a familiar blanket, as well as easy access to food and water. Be sure to check on them frequently.

You can also remove your dog from the potential stress of the situation completely by booking them for an overnight boarding stay at Dogtopia. They will enjoy a restful, comfortable night under the watchful eye of our caring team.

 

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