9 Thanksgiving Foods Your Dog Can and Cannot Eat
Thinking of giving Rover a plate of leftovers after your Thanksgiving feast? If you want to avoid an untimely trip to the vet, not so fast. People has kindly published a list of Thanksgiving foods that are and aren't safe for your dog.
DON'T LET YOUR DOG CHOW DOWN ON DESSERT. It's no myth: chocolate is dangerous for dogs.
DO GIVE YOUR DOG A SMALL SERVING OF CRANBERRY SAUCE. Cranberries are full of antioxidants and vitamins that are great for your pup, but this trademark sauce is also full of sugar, so keep Fido's portion light.
DON'T SHARE THE BIRD. While passing a bit of poultry to your pet may seem natural on Thanksgiving day, it isn't the best idea. Small pieces of unseasoned turkey are okay to share, but anything larger, greasier or fattier than that could be an issue.
DO PASS A PIECE OF PUMPKIN. Plain, cut, cooked pieces of pumpkin are an awesome treat for pups.
DON'T BREAK BREAD WITH YOUR PUP. The yeast from dinner rolls and other breads at your Thanksgiving meal can lead to uncomfortable gas for your dog and severe smells for the rest of your guests.
DO DISH OUT RAW VEGGIES. Before you cook up all those vegetables for the picky humans surrounding your table, toss a few to your dog. Asparagus, broccoli, and carrots are all safe raw vegetables to share with your pup.
DON'T LET YOUR DOG NEAR ANY ONIONS. In large doses, onions can cause anemia in dogs, making this food very toxic to pups.
DO OFFER A DOLLOP OF MASHED POTATOES. Cooked potatoes are a safe, smooth and tasty treat for canines. Just make sure your pooch's portion has no sour cream or butter on it since dairy products can be rough for a dog to digest.
DON'T GIVE YOUR PUP A SIP OF WINE. Since most dogs are smaller than humans, intoxicants hit them harder. Ban your furry best friends from the bar and keep their drinks to fresh water only.