Thanksgiving Food for Dogs: Dos and Don'ts

Thanksgiving is the time of year to give thanks and enjoy a delicious feast with friends, family, and pets! My favorite part is when all the humans are gathered around the dining room table, and I give them my big puppy-dog eyes, begging for some table scraps. However, as THE Original Hipster Hound, Rex, I know that not all “people food” is safe for me and my fur siblings. In fact, some foods are downright dangerous for us dogs. Check out the lists below to see which Turkey Day foods are safe and unsafe for your fur babies.

DOs: Safe Thanksgiving Foods for Dogs

  • Turkey meat (without the bones or skin)
  • Plain potatoes or sweet potatoes
  • Apples: Plain (no seeds)
  • Pumpkin
  • Plain peas
  • Green beans
  • Carrots
  • Bread
  • Cheese
  • Rice
  • Corn

DON’Ts: Unsafe Thanksgiving Foods for Dogs

  • Turkey skin
  • Turkey bones
  • Turkey stuffing
  • Turkey gravy
  • Candy and gum
  • Chocolate
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Sweet potatoes with added ingredients
  • Pumpkin pie
  • Alcohol
  • Grapes or raisins
  • Onions
  • Scallions

Creating a Calm Environment
If your house will be full of family and festivities on Thanksgiving, consider creating a safe and quiet escape for your dog. Sights, sounds, and new faces can be overwhelming to your pup. Find a room away from the noise and make him or her feel comfortable there with a familiar blanket, as well as easy access to food and water. And be sure to check on them frequently!

You can also remove your dog from the potential stress altogether by booking an overnight boarding stay at The Hipster Hound. They will enjoy a restful, comfortable night under the watchful eye of our caring team. But you better make your boarding appointment on our website ASAP because we fill up FAST for the holidays! Gobble gobble!


Rex, The Original Hipster Hound

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