Feeding your Pet at Thanksgiving

Feeding your Pet at Thanksgiving

During this special time of year, it’s always a temptation to give our pets some extra treats as we enjoy some of our favorite holiday food.  Just remember, while some human food is safe for pets, other foods that we enjoy can be toxic to our pets.  Here is a list of foods to avoid and foods that are safe to feed your pet this Thanksgiving.

Safe Foods

  1. Turkey is fine to give pets, just make sure that there are no bones.
  2. Mashed potatoes are also safe for pets but avoid the extras such as cheese, garlic, onions and gravies.
  3. Cranberry sauce is safe for pets but just a small amount since some can be loaded with sugar.
  4. Green beans are very healthy for pets but only if they are plain; avoid giving them green beans that are part of a green bean casserole.

Foods to Avoid

  1. Chocolate is very bad for pets so make sure all chocolate treats are well out of their reach.
  2. Xylitol is a sweetener that is used in many foods and is safe for human consumption but very toxic for pets.
  3. Grapes and raisins are both very toxic for dogs leading to kidney failure.
  4. Avoid all foods with alliums such as onions, garlic, leeks and scallions.

 

 (Thanks to Hillrose Pet Resort)

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