Food Guidelines

12 (Sometimes Surprising) Thanksgiving Day Foods That Can Kill Your Dog

Thanksgiving is a time of love and laughter, of family and friends, of being thankful, and of course, for stuffing ourselves silly with a smorgasbord of Turkey Day treats!

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That said, if your family and friends includes the four-legged variety, make sure the only foods they eat this Thanksgiving are healthy and safe. Lurking within that pumpkin pie is a deadly danger for your dog. Use our handy-dandy infographic as a reminder for yourself and your houseguests on what’s safe (and what’s not!) for your dog to eat.

12 Thanksgiving Day Foods That Could Kill Your Dog:

Gravy

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A Thanksgiving dinner staple, gravy is best left off of Fido’s dinner plate. Rich gravy, high in fat and loaded with salt, spices, and other dangerous ingredients can cause upset stomach, gastrointestinal distress, and pancreatitis.

Turkey Skin

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While turkey is generally an excellent protein source for pets, it’s best to only share unseasoned white meat with your furriest family member and keep him away from the turkey skin. Skin is not only high in fat, but contains marinades, butter, spices, and oils that are difficult to digest.

If you believe that your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435.

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  1. Lindsay Pevny

    Nov 25, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    Our dogs got a bit of breast meat, but they really loved the raw neck and giblets!

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