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Thanksgiving Pet Safety Tips

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Thanksgiving is a day full of food so yummy that even your furry friend might want to join in! As the smell of a home-cooked meal wafts through your house, it’s important to keep in mind that most of the food we love to eat on Thanksgiving is very harmful to our pets. Some common ingredients, like garlic, onion, and butter, can cause health issues or be toxic to our pets.

This year, be sure to avoid sharing these foods with your furry friend:

  • Turkey skin & bones
  • Gravy trimmings
  • Fatty foods
  • Corn on the cob
  • Raw dough
  • Grapes & raisins
  • Chocolate
  • Nuts
  • Xylitol (Artificial Sweetener)

If you can’t resist those puppy dog eyes, you can share the following human treats with your pet:

  • Green beans
  • Carrots
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Apples
  • Pumpkin
  • White, unseasoned, boneless turkey

Included below is an infographic to share with a friend who may need a friendly reminder. Be sure to keep your pets out of the kitchen so that you can enjoy a safe and socially distanced Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving pet safety tips