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What's safe to feed your dog from Thanksgiving dinner

Thanksgiving dinner do's and don'ts for your pet
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Posted at 11:03 AM, Nov 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-26 12:21:21-05

As you are sitting down for your Thanksgiving feast today, there's probably a good chance there are some hungry eyes following every bite you take at the table.

It may be tempting to feed your furry friends table scraps from your Thanksgiving meal.

But there are some good dishes and others that aren't so good for your pets.

The American Kennel Club has released a list of foods that are safe and others that aren't for your pets to munch on from your Thanksgiving meal.

Here are some good treats for them:

  • Apples
  • Green beans
  • Plain Peas
  • Potatoes
  • Pumpkin
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Turkey (no bones, no skin)

But here are some foods and drinks you should avoid

  • Alcoholic beverages of any kind
  • Casseroles
  • Creamed peas
  • Fatty foods
  • Foods containing spices
  • Ham
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Onions, scallions and garlic
  • Raisins and grapes
  • Stuffing
  • Sweets like chocolate, cookies, pies and cakes (especially anything containing xylitol)
  • Turkey bones, skin and gravy
  • Yeast dough

If your pet gets into something they shouldn't be eating, get help immediately.

And in the event of an emergency, contact Pet Poison Control or call your vet.