Thanksgiving Safety For Pets

Dog Care, Edmonton, Helpful Tips


Thanksgiving means full houses and full bellies! But, the parts of Thanksgiving humans love most are dangerous for their pups! If you’re hosting Thanksgiving, make sure to plan for your pet! Many Thanksgiving dishes are full of sugar, fat, and other ingredients that are not good for dogs or pets. 

That means no seasonings, no table scraps, and no sugary pie! But, Why?!

Seasoning mixes often contain food that dogs should not consume. Garlic and onion being two of the most common ones. While tiny amounts of these foods in some pets, especially dogs, may be safe, large amounts can be very toxic, but why risk it!?

Sugar can cause an upset stomach, toxicity if containing xylitol, cavities, weight gain, metabolic changes, and diabetes. None of those sounds pleasant and can lead to a trip to the veterinary or result in death.  

Overindulging in rich foods, think fat off of the turkey or potatoes filled with butter, that they are not used to, could mean an upset stomach, vomiting, and diarrhea. Nobody wants to deal with those things after a festive day spent with family and friends. 

Keep the trash away from your pets! Some pets like to counter surf while others will be too tempted by the smell of turkey scraps in the garbage. 

It is best to keep pets on their regular diets during the holidays, but if you want to have them share in the holiday without having to worry, here is a list of some things that they can eat:

  1. Unseasoned white turkey meat without skin, fat, or bones,
  2. Unseasoned and cooked sweet potatoes
  3. Plain green beans and a scoop of plain canned pumpkin

If you really want to have your pet join in for at least dessert, check out our Pumpkin Pupper Treat. It’s a great, safe Thanksgiving treat for your pup!

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving!