5 Dog Safe Thanksgiving Foods

5 Dog Safe Thanksgiving Foods

Do you want your dog to be able to partake in your family’s Thanksgiving meal? If so, you might be wondering what is safe and what isn’t. Take a look below at 5 safe Thanksgiving themed foods for your dog. When you keep this list in mind, you can better treat your dog to food scraps that are not only good but good for him or her.

5 Dog Safe Thanksgiving Foods

Do you want your dog to be able to partake in your family’s Thanksgiving meal? If so, you might be wondering what is safe and what isn’t. Take a look below at 5 safe Thanksgiving themed foods for your dog. When you keep this list in mind, you can better treat your dog to food scraps that are not only good but good for him or her.

1. Turkey

Turkey is high in protein and so tasty. Be sure to remove all bones and skin before serving as they can cause a choking hazard and all the extra fat is not good for your dog. Serve in small pieces either cold or warm. You can even add leftover chopped turkey to your dog’s regular food for added flavor – just remember to cut back on the kibble so that you don’t overfeed your dog. White or dark meat are fine as long as the skin and bones are removed. Some people will save the raw Turkey neck for their dogs to enjoy. Raw is fine but do not allow your dog to eat any cooked bones as they can splinter and cause intestinal and stomach issues or get caught in your dog’s throat.

2. Cranberries
Adding a few cranberries to your dog’s water bowl is a great treat for your dog. Cranberry sauce can be a nice sweet treat for your dog. As long as it is natural cranberry sauce without a great deal of additives you are fine. Serve it in a bowl as a nice after dinner treat. It is also full of vitamins and antioxidants your dog can use. Make sure you only offer a small amount and that sugar was used not high fructose corn syrup. You can add a spoonful or two of leftover cranberry sauce to a dog treat recipe to make a special Thanksgiving inspired dog cookie.

3. Green Beans
Raw, Steamed, baked, or frozen green beans are safe for feeding and you might find that your dog enjoys them! They are a low fat low calorie treat that most dogs will eat in one form or another. If you can’t keep a few out from the recipe make sure that you either wash off the ones you offer to your dog or that they are not covered in fat and salt both of which in excess can upset your dog’s stomach.

4. Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes hold the Marshmallows please! Sweet Potatoes are a great treat for your dog. They are full of vitamins and minerals that can help your pet stay healthy. Sweet Potatoes and turkey can be served as a special Thanksgiving meal to your dog or used in making dog treats! We even have a fun recipe Sweet Potato Cinnamon Dog Treats!

5. Apple Sauce
Apple Sauce is a great treat or kibble topper for your dog. Apple Sauce is nice and sweet but still has lots of good stuff for your dog. Here is a great and easy recipe using Apple Sauce. Check out these Apple Cinnamon Dog Treats.

If you want your dog to take part in your Thanksgiving feast, keep these foods in mind. They are great for feeding your dog and offer health benefits he will enjoy. Just remember to keep your dog out of the kitchen while you are cooking especially if they can counter surf or jump up on the counter. While the main ingredient in many Thanksgiving Foods are healthy and safe for dogs in their final form once they are cooked you will often find that they will cause an upset stomach in quantities beyond a small taste. Keep anything you plan on feeding to your dog clean and simple with few to no added ingredients.

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Comments

  1. Someone recently told me that feeding turkey lead to pancreatitis, but it’s feeding a load of rich food that can cause an issue with some dogs. That freaked me out for a moment, but we give our dogs turkey all the time. We remove the skin, because they don’t need the extra fat. They love it. So I’m looking forward to making them a turkey dinner this year 🙂
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  2. We have Merrick canned turkey dinner selected for our Thanksgiving meal, healthy and tasty stuff!
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  3. Thanksgiving has got to be a dog’s favorite holiday, lol! Just watch out for those turkey bones with trash can diving dogs (speaking from experience) 🙂
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  4. Thanks so much for sharing this! It’s scary when I see people feeding non-friendly foods to the little guys. This way they can enjoy the festivities, too! Thanks so much for sharing, your post will be featured in tonight’s What’d You Do This Weekend. Pinned 🙂
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  5. Pumpkins are very favorite of my Hud. He loves to have it. Apple sauce is a new thing for me and i am definitely going to try it on Christmas.
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