Thanksgiving is one of the times of year that we are surrounded by food and it's tempting to give into those puppy dogs eyes and share your food.
Not all Thanksgiving food is safe for dogs so you need to be careful of any food dropped on the floor in the kitchen when preparing your feast. If your dogs are anything like mine, they move like ninja's for dropped food.
There are traditional Thanksgiving foods that are safe to share with your dog. Just make sure that the vegetables are given to the dog before being slathered with butter, salt or a cheesy sauce. All the good stuff for us really!
- Sweet potatoes (with the skin removed)
- Apples (no seeds)
- Turkey meat (no bones or skin). Do not over feed though.
- Green beans
- Butternut Squash
- Brussel Sprouts
- Pumpkin (not canned pie filling at that may have nutmeg)
- Spaghetti Squash
The safest approach is not to feed your dog from your plate, or to scrape leftovers into their dinner bowl. These are the foods that are unsafe for your dog.
- Turkey bones, skin and gravy.
- Sour Cream
- Creamed Peas
- Alcoholic beverages
- Onions and garlic
- Yeast Dough (be careful when making your dinner rolls)
- Fatty food
- Spicy food
If you are unsure of any food, check our complete list of food your dog can and cannot have.
Thanksgiving Dog Recipes
We have a few recipes for Thanksgiving your dog can enjoy. They've all been tested by my pack and received a 5 wag review.