Thanksgiving is nearly here, and that means plenty of food, drink, and for the fur kids...table scraps! There's sure to be enough food to go around this season, but let's keep in mind that not all Thanksgiving favorites are safe or healthy for your pets to consume.
So which foods are okay to give your dog when they are giving you those puppy eyes? A good rule of thumb is to avoid any foods that are overly processed or seasoned (like boxed stuffing). To clear things up, we've listed some safe (and yummy) options for your fur babies this Thanksgiving:
Remember, all of these food options should be COOKED and UNSEASONED to avoid any digestion issues. Common seasonings, like garlic powder, can be hazardous to your pet's health so always avoid anything that's already been prepped for human consumption.
PRO TIP: While you're cooking, set aside a Tupperware container to place a few unseasoned items for your fur babies. Done boiling the sweet potatoes? Set one aside for Fido's snack. Cracked open that can of pumpkin? Spoon a little out before adding it to your pie mix. Boiled those eggs? Put one in a doggy bag before you devil 'em up! You get the picture.
Leaving the Fur Babies Behind this Thanksgiving?
That's okay! Fluff is here to spread the love this holiday season and we'd be happy to take care of your babies over Thanksgiving. You get a full update with photos every time your Fluff sitter comes by so you don't have miss your babe while with family.
Meeting your local sitter is always free to do and doesn't obligate you to use us. We just want to make sure we're a good fit! Get a free consultation with your sitter or contact us with any questions about our services.