Thanksgiving is a time of celebration with family and friends, including your furry family members. While we know you love to feed them like family, are you sure your menu items are pup-safe? You’d be surprised to learn how many Thanksgiving foods are actually completely safe for your dog! You might be surprised to know that there are a few thanksgiving foods you need to avoid. But there are plenty that are safe for your little turkey!
For a full list, check out our article on what not to feed your dog this holiday season here.
While these foods are safe for dogs to enjoy, we always suggest checking with your veterinarian before adding anything new to your pup’s diet.
Dog - Friendly Thanksgiving Foods
Broccoli is packed with potassium and vitamins that are good for your dog’s bones and heart. It’s safe for dogs to eat raw or cooked as long as no seasonings have been added!
This vegetable is a crunchy source of beta carotene, which helps support your pup’s vision and night vision. Served cooked or raw, this vegetable is a great addition to your dog’s Thanksgiving spread.
Cranberries are a great way to support your dogs bladder health. While safe for dogs, it’s best served in moderation! No cranberry sauce, though. This holiday classic is high in sugar, and some recipes include grapes or raisins, which are toxic to dogs.
This vegetable is a tasty way to add iron to your pup’s meal. Green beans are also full of protein, calcium, and vitamins B6, A, C, and K.
Pumpkin is great for your dog’s digestion, but the same can’t be said for pumpkin pie! While pure pumpkin is a superfood for dogs and a natural stomach soother, pumpkin pie contains ingredients that are toxic to your dog, like nutmeg.
Sweet potatoes are full of fiber and packed with important antioxidants. They are also rich in vitamins B6, C, and A, calcium, potassium, and iron.
The star of your Thanksgiving dinner is also a great source of protein for your pup! Just make sure you’re only feeding them turkey (plain turkey is best) and no skin or bones, please.