4 Safe Thanksgiving Foods for your dog

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They are staring at you, maybe even drooling. They want your Thanksgiving dinner and dessert! But human foods are Not all safe for dogs!

As you likely know, many foods are not safe for our pets. Turkey bones, anything containing raisins, garlic, or onions, and anything too fatty can be unhealthy or even dangerous for your pooch. 

Luckily, there are some foods you're probably already planning to serve that are safe to put in your dog's bowl for an extra Thanksgiving treat. Here are 4 dog-safe Thanksgiving foods your pup will love!

1. Sweet potatoes

Cooked sweet potatoes are high in fiber, beta carotene, and vitamins B6 and C. Just set some aside after you cook them but before you add anything to them (since cream, salt, sugar, and other things often added to sweet potatoes are bad for dogs). 

2. Turkey meat

Many people wonder whether it's safe to feed dogs turkey meat at Thanksgiving. The answer is yes -- if you're careful. Make sure you're feeding your dog a piece without any bones in it, and avoid skin or any part of the turkey that has been seasoned. Pieces that are too fatty should also be avoided.

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3. Pumpkin

Pumpkin is great for dog's digestion, and it can also improve the health of their skin and coat! It's important to feed your dog plain pumpkin and not a pre-spiced pie mix. And of course if you're cooking the pumpkin yourself, remove any seeds. 

 

4. Yogurt

Do any of your recipes call for yogurt? Set some aside! If your dog isn't lactose-sensitive, a little plain yogurt can be a great, stomach-soothing dessert. Add some small pieces of sliced apple, and your pooch will be in doggie heaven! 

 

Source/Credit: Dog Pawty

 

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