Thanksgiving Foods Your Pet Can Eat

Have you done all of your Thanksgiving grocery shopping yet? During this fun, festive and busy time of year let’s not forget about our furry family members! There are so many different types of foods being served during Thanksgiving that it’s important to know what’s safe for your pets to eat. I would recommend checking out my Thanksgiving Safety Tips to learn what NOT to feed your dog and cat.

If you plan on feeding any of the following foods to your pet, I recommend that you do it before adding seasonings such as butter, salt, fat, etc. If you are unsure about introducing a new food to your pet, please consult with a vet first.

You can cut up some of the lean/white turkey meat into small pieces for your dog or cat. Please avoid feeding them turkey skin, bones, dark meat, or any meat that is uncooked. Avoid turkey skin and turkey bones!

Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are full of fiber and vitamins and healthier than regular potatoes. Candied yams are NOT ok to feed your pet!

Plain Pumpkin
Pumpkin is low in calories, high in vitamins/fiber and helps aid in digestion. We always keep a can of pumpkin in the pantry all year round in case Chuy gets an upset stomach.

Green Beans
Green beans are tasty and full of vitamins and fiber. If you are planning on baking a green bean casserole, share the beans BEFORE you prepare the dish!

Cranberries are great for both cats and dogs. Cats are prone to urinary-tract infections and can benefit from eating cranberries. Be sure to only give your dog and cat FRESH cranberries and not the stuff in the cans as it’s full of sugar..

Fresh, raw carrots are frequently cited as an ideal snack for dogs. Cats can also enjoy the benefits of carrots, but cook them first for your feline. Raw carrots may be hard for some cats to digest.

An apple a day keeps the veterinarian away. Make sure that you don’t give your pet the seeds or core.

Are you planning on including your pet in your Thanksgiving Day feast?

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