What your pet can (& can’t) eat this Thanksgiving

What your pet can (& can’t) eat this Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving this week, many of us are feeling extra grateful and are looking forward to sharing memories and food with family & friends – for most of us, this includes our furry family members as well! It may be hard to turn your pet down, especially with

all the yummy smells floating around the house. But don’t worry – while there are a handful of foods that you should keep away from your pet, there are some items that are perfectly healthy to share! If you do want to provide your furry family member with their own Thanksgiving feast, it is important that the foods listed as safe to share are only safe when given to your pet in their pure, raw, unseasoned form

Here is a look at some things you can (& can’t) give your pet: 

Safe to feed your pets: 

  • Turkey Meat (no bone or skin)
  • Plain Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes
  • Plain cooked Pumpkin
  • Plain Peas
  • Apples
  • Carrots
  • Green Beans

DO NOT Feed:

  • Turkey Skin
  • Turkey Bones
  • Turkey Stuffing
  • Turkey Gravy
  • Candy and Gum (may contain Xylitol)
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Creamed Peas
  • Sweet Potatoes and Yams with added ingredients
  • Pumpkin Pie (may contain Xylitol)
  • Chocolate Desserts
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Salads with Raisins or Grapes
  • Onions
  • Scallions
To learn more about what is and isn’t safe for your pet this holiday season, visit https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/vets-corner/can-dogs-eat-thanksgiving-turkey/
If you are worried that your pet may have ingested something they shouldn’t have, please call the Pet Poison Helpline at 855-764-7661. 

Written By: Morgan Rhyner, Marketing Manager 
Companion Animal Hospital Partners, LLC

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