Feeding Dogs Thanksgiving Leftovers
During this time of year, there are tons of holiday foods in the house that are drool-inspiring for humans and dogs. Some are safe for your pup. But, many holiday food items are unhealthy and even dangerous. So, what can you do for your pup's Thanksgiving meal?
Of course, you can order a Beast Feast for your dog this Thanksgiving at your nearest bakery, and one of our chefs will make a dog-safe meal for him or her. But, if one of our bakeries isn't nearby, what can you feed your furry friend
Before you get tempted to fill up your dog's dish and let him chow down on all the goodies, play it safe! Check out our list of dog-safe foods. But, if your dog isn't used to a large variety of food, limit the goodies to just one or two. Of course, be sure to check with your vet if you have any questions or concerns.
WINNERS CIRCLE - TURKEY
Turkey is awesome to share with your pet. It's an easily digestible protein that is low in fat. Just make sure you remove all bones, excess skin and fat.
RUNNERS UP - GREEN BEANS, POTATOES, AND CRANBERRY SAUCE
Green beans, potatoes, and cranberry sauce, when served plain is fine for our furry friends. But, when we add all the extra ingredients in like butter, onions, garlic, and sugar that they move to the "no" list for our dogs. So, if your wanting to share with your pup, grab some BEFORE the extras are added.
Unfortunately, the "No" list is much longer than the safe list. But, it's always good to review as a reminder.
- No alcohol.
- No grapes or raisins.
- No chocolate (especially baking chocolate)
- No garlic, onions or their relatives (allium family).
- No to Xylitol (found in some artificial sweeteners)
For a complete list of foods that are unsafe for your pup, visit the ASPCA's List of People Foods to Avoid.
Always, if you suspect your pet has eaten something toxic, contact your veterinarian immediately. The sooner you do, the more options your vet will have for treating your furry friend.