Thanksgiving is a time to feast and be thankful for everything we are blessed with… from family to health, to our pets. Our dogs are a big part of our family and are always a part of our celebration.
Whether you plan on sharing a special Thanksgiving dinner with your dog, dressing her up in a special Thanksgiving outfit, or tossing a few extra special treats his way, we’ve got you covered!
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Some holiday foods can be dangerous and even toxic for your dog, so be very careful with what you share. In general, if your dog usually eats kibble, keep in mind too much human food at one time can make any belly sick.
Share Thanksgiving with your dog in moderation, don’t give him a full bowl of Thanksgiving foods. He will likely get sick just from eating something so different than what he is used to.
If you want to go the extra mile, I found these great recipes from Pet Plan that you can make special for your dog to enjoy on Thanksgiving.
As hard as it may be, it’s important not to feed your dog foods that will make him sick. Many of the Thanksgiving foods that we think are delicious may not agree with your dog’s digestive system. Use this list of foods as a guideline:
If you want to make homemade treats, I have a pumpkin/apple frozen dog treat recipe you can easily make today. You can also pick up a can of organic pumpkin puree at the grocery store. Or better yet, order organic air-dried pumpkin by Native Pet. We are having fun making up new recipes for the dogs and they are loving it!
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Want something easier? I found these yummy Thanksgiving dog treats that your dog is going to love!
If you enjoy dressing up your dog in outfits, then these Thanksgiving finds are going to be your sweet spot! Choose from these cute bandanas, collars, sweaters, and more:
Traveling with your dog can sometimes be a challenge, make sure to be prepared and read 6 Essential Tips when Traveling with Your Dog. And if you need to leave your dog with a sitter, make sure to download our Dog-Sitter Important Info Form and Checklist, so you can relax and enjoy Thanksgiving, knowing that your dog is in good care back home.
If you are taking your dog with, some items to consider bringing along are:
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your dog, and be thankful for the time you have with him! What is your dog’s favorite Thanksgiving treat? Share below in the comments.
DOWNLOAD our quick cheat sheet of these foods to share with your family to make sure you keep your dog safe and healthy throughout the holiday season!
Debi McKee is a mom of three kids, two dogs and the creator of Rescue Dogs 101... where she guides you in your journey of adopting and raising a rescue dog every step of the way. She also volunteers for a local dog rescue and Humane Society.