Safe Thanksgiving Foods for Your Dog

Whether you’re training a new puppy or you’ve got the old family dog over for the holidays, Thanksgiving can be one of the most fun times to have a dog. However, you need to know which foods you can and can’t give your dog this Thanksgiving.

As a quick rule, you only want to give your dog lean, nutrient-rich foods. Make sure to avoid desserts, artificial sweeteners, and anything with too much fat or seasoning.

Let’s jump into the details of Thanksgiving foods that are good for dogs and Thanksgiving foods that are bad for dogs as well as a few holiday tips for your pup.

Safe Thanksgiving Foods for Your Dog

This Thanksgiving you can make sure to find a safe way to invite your dog to the table. He’s got some K9-friendly Thanksgiving food so your dog can have a plate in this holiday season.

Here’s a quick rundown of some Thanksgiving foods you can feed your dog, including:

  • Turkey Meat
  • Potatoes
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Green Beans
  • Apples
  • Pumpkin
  • Lean Desserts Like Yogurt

All these foods are safe for your dog this Thanksgiving, but there are a few ground rules that we need to cover before you give your dog any table scraps.

When it comes to giving your dog some healthy veggies this Thanksgiving, just make sure you’re not also accidentally giving them some dairy or hazardous sweeteners as well. Raw and roasted veggies are a great snack for your dog, but you should try and avoid feeding them anything that’s been cooked with dairy or other ingredients. You should also consider which vitamins to give dogs since some have proven unsafe as well.

When it comes to feeding your dog pumpkin you have one big thing to look out for. Chunks of pumpkin and pumpkin puree are a great and healthy choice for your dog but never feed your dog pumpkin pie mix.

Unsafe Thanksgiving Foods to NOT Feed Your Dog

There are some Thanksgiving foods that are just never safe for dogs. These are foods that are toxic, hazardous, or just bad for your pup’s health such as:



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