Thanksgiving is just around the corner and if you have pets at home, you know that you will be getting the sad eyes all day. Before you give in to them, please read our list of foods that although taste scrumptious, are really bad for your pets.

Please DO NOT give your pets any of the food on this list:

  1. Turkey Bones, Turkey Skin, & Turkey Drippings. Skin and drippings contain lots of fat which can cause pancreatitis, a painful condition in your pet. Cooked bones can splinter and can create a choking hazard or become lodged in the intestines.
  2. Stuffing. Stuffing typically contains onions, garlic, & other spices, that in large amounts can be toxic to your pet.
  3. Alcohol. I know that you don’t intentionally give your pets alcohol(at least I hope not), but please keep an eye on where you and your guests place their drinks. Keep them out of tongue reach of your dogs or cats.
  4. Any food containing raisins, grapes, nuts, and spices such as Nutmeg and Sage. These foods are toxic to your pets.
  5. Chocolate. Another yummy food with toxic results.

So what can you give your pets on Thanksgiving? Here are some pet safe foods for your furry friends.

  1. Plain Mashed Potatoes. While you are whipping up your potatoes, set aside a small amount for your pets before you add butter & spices.
  2. Plain Sweet Potatoes. Your pet can eat small amounts of sweet potatoes, but only if they do not have the marshmallows, brown sugar, & butter.
  3. Turkey. Give in to those eyes with some plain Turkey! White meat is better for your pet because it does not contain as much fat as dark meat.
  4. Plain Carrots & Green Beans.

Your pet can celebrate Thanksgiving right along with you as long as you take a few precautions with what you feed them.

Sophie’s Mission wishes everyone a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!!

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