Thanksgiving is one of the best days ever to be a human, and a dog. Think of all the table droppings your fur baby will get to lick up on turkey day! Mmmm...

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If I were a dog, I'd camp out by the kids table all day long because that's where the good stuff is at. If you're planning on letting your fur baby enjoy Thanksgiving dinner or eat up the table scraps, there are some things you should know. Here are the food items that are a big NO NO for your animal. According to Lex 18, Pet Health Network and American Kennel Club, here are things your dog can and can't have on turkey day.

Your dog CAN'T eat:

  • Ham
  • Garlic
  • Raw dough
  • Pie filling
  • raw potatoes/mashed potatoes
  • Chocolate
  • onions
  • Grapes
  • Raisins
  • Pre-made desserts
  • Stuffing
  • Canned veggies
  • Cranberry sauce or jelly

Your dog CAN eat:

  • Turkey (make sure it's skinless with no bones)
  • Pumpkin
  • Cooked rolls and bread
  • Carrots
  • Corn
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Green beans
  • Rice/Quinoa
  • Plain fruits (no pie fillings)
  • Smoked salmon
  • SOME cheese (not too much)

Some visual signs your dog ate something bad include; vomiting, lack of appetite, lethargy, changes in behavior, diarrhea or constipation. If you or someone at your gathering accidentally give your dog something it shouldn't eat, the pet poison helpline is 1-855-764-7661. You should also consult your local veterinarian.


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