Thanksgiving Meal Scraps Safe for Your Pets

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! If you're like other pet parents, you may be wondering how your cat or dog can join in the fun this Thanksgiving. While some foods served at Thanksgiving are not safe for pets, many foods are! Here's what you need to know about the best Thanksgiving foods to put in your furry friend's food dish.


Thanksgiving Food Safe For Dogs

  • Potatoes

  • Green beans

  • Sweet potatoes

  • Apples

  • Turkey (without bones and skin)

  • Plain pumpkin

  • Frozen yogurt

  • Plain peas

Thanksgiving Food Safe For Cats

  • Bread

  • Apples

  • Bananas

  • Plain pumpkin

  • Broccoli

  • Squash

  • Turkey (without bones and skin)


Tips To Keep Thanksgiving Safe

Keep it bland. If you're going to give some of your food to your pet, don't add any spices or other ingredients. This may mean you'll have to set aside food for your pet before adding spices or other ingredients to your dishes.

Small portions only. Limit the amount of food that you give to your pet. This is a treat only. Thanksgiving food should not replace your pet's ordinary food!

No alliums. Never put garlic or onions in anything being given to your pet.

No alcohol, period. No caffeine either. Never feed your pet alcoholic beverages. You should also never feed your pet anything that contains caffeine, including (but not limited to) coffee and chocolate.

Cook it first. Raw foods, especially raw meat and raw bread dough, can be toxic to your pet. Cook the ingredients before serving, just like you would for a person.

When in doubt, get advice. Your pet's veterinarian can help you decide whether a particular type of food is safe or not. If you're not able to get advice from your pet's vet, and you're not sure whether the food you'd like to serve is safe, don't serve it! Pets aren't able to eat all of the same things that people can eat. Feeding your pet the wrong food could have very problematic results.

No grapes or raisins. Grapes and raisins are toxic to both cats and dogs. Never give your pet any foods (like desserts, breads and salads) that contain either of these ingredients.

Prevent your pet from sneaking snacks. Know your pet. If your pet is likely to sneak a bite from the counter, out of the trash, or off the dining room table, take precautions to prevent this from happening.


Get Ready for Thanksgiving With Your Pet!

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