13 Foods To Avoid Giving Your Dogs On Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving has arrived and this holiday may come with a number of unexpected issues. No, we are not talking about those pesky in-laws.

This year, we are expected to have smaller celebrations because of the ongoing pandemic, but we can celebrate within our households which means our dogs are still invited. Unfortunately, there are a number of dog owners who are unaware of some foods to avoid giving their dogs.

Dogs have a way of making us feel terrible for not sharing our food with them. When they do their cute little beggar routine, it is tempting to simply give them a bit of whatever we are having. However, there are a number of holiday foods that are simply not good for dogs. The American Kennel Club has prepared a helpful list for anyone who is looking to keep their pet safe this year.

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This list includes many Thanksgiving classics that some pet parents might believe to be harmless.

Avoid giving your dog the following:
– Turkey skin
– Turkey bones
– Gravy
– Casseroles
– Stuffing
– Mashed potatoes
– Creamed peas
– Chocolates
– Cookies, pies & other sweets
– Raisins or grapes
– Anything with onions, garlic, or scallions
– Yeast doughs
– Foods with spices
– Fatty foods
– Ham
– Alcoholic beverages

It’s important to make sure that your dog doesn’t get these foods from the trash, either!

So what can you feed your pup?

Turkey meat is fine, as long as the bones and skin are removed.

It’s also safe (and healthy, even!) for dogs to enjoy some pumpkin (as long as it’s not pre-spiced).

Let’s all do our part to keep each other safe this year…including our pets!

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Chris is a freelance writer from Miami, Florida. She has been writing about food, travel, and pop culture since she graduated from college. She’s actively involved in the arts and aspires to write a book about the Miami food scene. Chris loves all things having to with theatre and she’s currently spiraling out of control in the world of TikTok.
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