Foods Dogs Can Eat on Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving is a time of joy and gratitude, shared with family, friends, and of course, our beloved pets. While we indulge in a feast, it’s natural to want to include our furry friends in the celebration. However, not all traditional Thanksgiving foods are safe for dogs. This blog will guide you through dog-friendly choices that can be a part of your pet’s Thanksgiving feast, ensuring they enjoy the holiday safely.


Key Nutrients in Dog-Friendly Foods

When considering what to feed your dog this Thanksgiving, focus on foods that provide essential nutrients. Lean proteins, fiber-rich vegetables, and certain carbohydrates can offer health benefits for your dog. Understanding the nutritional value of these foods helps in making informed choices for your pet’s Thanksgiving plate.


Navigating the Thanksgiving Table: What’s Good for Your Dog

As you prepare your Thanksgiving meal, you might wonder which foods are safe to share with your dog. This section will help you identify which traditional dishes can be a healthy treat for your canine companion.

The Thanksgiving Doggy Plate: A Safe and Nutritious Feast

  • Turkey: Lean, cooked turkey is a great source of protein for dogs. Avoid turkey skin and bones, and ensure the turkey is unseasoned.
  • Sweet Potatoes: Cooked, plain sweet potatoes are a healthy treat, rich in fiber and vitamins.
  • Green Beans: Plain green beans are a crunchy, low-calorie snack full of iron and vitamins.

Foods to Avoid: Keeping Your Dog Safe this Thanksgiving

Certain Thanksgiving staples can be harmful to dogs. It’s crucial to keep these foods out of reach:

  • Onions and Garlic: These can cause anemia in dogs.
  • Grapes and Raisins: Even small amounts can lead to kidney failure.
  • Chocolate and Sweets: Chocolate is toxic to dogs, and sweets may contain xylitol, which can be deadly.


When to Contact Partners Animal Hospital West Loop

After the Thanksgiving celebrations, monitor your dog for any unusual behavior or signs of distress. If you notice any alarming symptoms, please contact Partners Animal Hospital West Loop. Our team is here to ensure your pet’s health and happiness. Remember moderation is key. Even dog-friendly foods should be given in moderation to prevent digestive upset. 

For more guidance on your dog’s diet or to book an appointment, call us at (312) 767-4762 or book an appointment online. We at Partners Animal Hospital West Loop are always here to support your pet’s health journey.

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