Do's & Don'ts: Sharing Thanksgiving Foods with Your Pets

Do's & Don'ts: Sharing Thanksgiving Foods with Your Pets

Let's talk turkey, and not just the one on your Thanksgiving table. We've gathered some valuable tips on what Thanksgiving foods are safe for your furry friends, and which ones to keep out of their reach. In the spirit of Prana Pets, we're here to help you navigate this feast with some friendly advice and expert health tips.

Safe Thanksgiving Foods for Pets

  1. Turkey: Just like us, pets can enjoy some lean, cooked turkey without any bones, skin, or added seasonings. It's a great source of protein for them.

  2. Sweet Potatoes: These are a paw-sitive choice, packed with vitamins and fiber. Make sure they're plain, without butter or marshmallows.

  3. Green Beans: A crunchy, nutritious option, green beans are low in calories and high in fiber. No need for added seasonings or butter.

  4. Pumpkin: This fall favorite is a hit with pets too! It's loaded with fiber and can be a tummy-soothing treat.

  5. Cranberries: Small amounts of plain cranberries can be safe, but beware of sugary cranberry sauce, which is a no-no.

Thanksgiving Foods Your Pets Should Avoid

  1. Bones: Turkey or ham bones can splinter and cause choking or internal injuries. Keep them well away from your pets.

  2. Stuffing: Often made with ingredients like onions, garlic, and raisins, stuffing can be harmful to pets. Onions, in particular, are toxic to dogs and cats.

  3. Gravy: Fatty, rich gravies can lead to digestive upsets for your pets. It's best to skip the sauce.

  4. Desserts: Keep pies, chocolates, and other sweets out of reach. Chocolate is toxic to pets, and desserts can be high in sugar.

  5. Alcohol: Never let your pets near alcoholic beverages. They can cause a range of health issues for your furry friends.

Remember, even though some foods are safe in moderation, too much of a good thing can upset your pet's stomach. So, portion control is key.

For a Thanksgiving that's truly the cat's pajamas, stick to pet-friendly treats and make sure your pets feel loved and included in the festivities. And if you need more advice on keeping your fur babies healthy and happy, we're always here to help.

Wishing you and your pets a purr-fectly delightful Thanksgiving! 🦃🐾