As the delightful aromas of Thanksgiving permeate the air, the urge to include our cherished furry companions in the festivities is irresistible (we won't tell if you sneak a treat under the Thanksgiving table). Our guide ensures you can indulge your dog with 7 dog-safe Thanksgiving foods. Always skip seasonings, particularly those like onion or garlic, which are harmful to our four-legged friends, even in common ingredients like bone broth made for humans.
1. 🦃 Plain Turkey:
Turkey, a canine-approved protein, delights taste buds and brings a boost of vitamin B6. Keep it plain, avoiding bones, skin, or drippings for a safe and tasty experience for your pup.
2. 🥔 Cooked Potato and Sweet Potato:
Your pup needn't choose between potato or sweet potato! Serve these cooked without toppings. Resist sharing sweet potato casserole; it's a human delight, not a pup's treat.
3. 🍎 Plain Apples:
An apple a day is good for both you and your furry friend! Remove seeds, core, and peel before offering this crunchy, healthy snack. Apple seeds contain cyanide, so keep them out of your pup's reach. And adjust the serving size based on your dog’s weight.
4. 🎃 Canned Plain Pumpkin:
Pumpkin, a powerhouse of nutrients, is a healthy addition to your pup's Thanksgiving plate. Stick to plain canned pumpkin; leave the pumpkin pie slice for yourself.
5. 🌱 Peas and Green Beans:
Offer raw, chopped, steamed, or canned peas and green beans for a touch of green goodness. Be mindful of quantities, especially if your pup isn't accustomed to them. Say no to sautéed green beans with garlic and onion!
6. 🥕 Carrot Delight:Soak carrots in Brutus Bone Broth overnight for a nutrient-infused snack, adding an extra layer of healthiness to your pup's Thanksgiving.
Here's to ensuring our dogs are safe and nourished during the holiday season! If you want to spoil your pup even more, check out some of our Thanksgiving-friendly easy dog treat recipes! You can never go wrong with Pumpkin Pie Pupcakes or Thanksgiving Gravy Bites.
As you and your pets enjoy the holiday festivities, may this season be filled with tail wags, belly rubs, and the most delicious, nutritious meals and treats.
From our Brutus family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving! 🐾🦃✨