Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

The big eating holiday has finally arrived, and around the USA families are stuffing turkeys, baking pumpkin pies, and decorating their homes for family and friends. Almost everyone eats too much, and that includes the pets. Here are some tips on making Thanksgiving safe and happy for everyone.

It's a good idea to set a pet feeding policy. If your guests are allowed to feed your pets, tell them what's okay to give, and to make sure to give small quantities. Pets are more sensitive to overeating than humans.

It's okay to share:

  • Well cooked and boneless turkey
  • Unsalted and unbuttered vegetables such as beans and carrots
  • Mashed potatoes - unless your pet is lactose intolerant
  • Macaroni and cheese - again, unless your pet is lactose intolerant
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Most fruits and berries

Pets should not have:

  • Turkey skin, bones, or undercooked turkey
  • Raw bread dough
  • Xylitol
  • Grapes or raisins
  • Any form of onion
  • Alcohol - not even beer
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Nutmeg
  • Sage
  • Chocolate

Have a great Thanksgiving!

~ Maria Sadowski ~ 


  1. I did get in a bit of trouble yesterday as I stole a piece of the bird off the counter. Oh well, the crime was worth the time. No harm done.

    1. Oh Emma, I didn't expect such mischief from you! lol! I understand. Imagine how good the bird must smell to a dog.

      At least one of my dogs looks like the fridge is a magical kingdom filled with light and food and smells. He comes running up every time I open the door and peeks in with the same look as a kid on Christmas morning. =)