A Simple Thanksgiving Guide for Your Dog

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, you’re likely already preparing for the great feast. After all, we humans love the turkey, gravy, and apple pie that comes with our annual Thanksgiving dinners. But what about our four-legged friends? There’s no reason why our dogs shouldn’t join in on the festivities, but it is important to keep them safe while doing so.

Foods to Avoid

Not all Thanksgiving food is safe for your pup to eat. If you want to share some of your dinner with your dog, avoid these potentially toxic foods:

  • Raw/Undercooked Turkey
  • Turkey Bones
  • Bread Dough
  • Chocolate
  • Pies and Cakes
  • Grapes and Raisins
  • Onions and Garlic
  • Mushrooms
  • Alcohol
  • Nutmeg

Items to Keep Out of Reach

Dogs are curious by nature, and they may try to eat things that aren’t meant to be eaten. In addition to the toxic foods listed above, keep the following items out of reach from your pets:

  • Thanksgiving decorations
  • Centerpieces
  • Trash Cans/Bags
  • Flowers

Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes for Dogs

There are some items from your Thanksgiving dinner that are harmful to your pets. But that doesn’t mean your pup has to leave Thanksgiving empty-handed. They can have their own Thanksgiving feast, full of foods that are perfectly safe for them to eat. There are plenty of quick and easy recipes to draw from, and they even borrow e ingredients from your own Thanksgiving dinner.

To learn more about how to care for your dog this holiday season, read through our blog, or contact Pauley’s Pups today.