Seasonal Dog Treats for Fall
It’s not just humans who get excited for Thanksgiving Day. For dogs, a day full of wonderful scents and tasty morsels is a hard one to pass up. However, despite Thanksgiving being a day full of friends and family, there are a few non-friendly foods your dog can be exposed to. Not to worry though, there are many tasty treats from your table that they will be able to enjoy. Keep reading to find out more!
Sweet potatoes are a great food for humans and dogs alike – full of dietary fiber, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and beta-carotene. Just remember not to give your pet sweet potatoes containing any added ingredients.
2. Apple Slices
Make sure that you remove the skin, seeds, and core before giving any apple to your dogs as these parts contain arsenic and other chemicals that are toxic to dogs.
If you are purchasing store-bought gravy, make sure that it is pet friendly with no added seasonings etc. If you are making it at home, you can remove some before seasoning to add to your pet’s dinner.
Other safe foods that are ok in moderation/without any seasonings or fats:
Whipped cream (small amount as a little after dinner treat)
1.Turkey Skin + Bones
Similar to chicken bones, these can splinter and wreak havoc on your dog’s digestive tract. It’s also best to avoid giving your dog the turkey skin since that’s usually covered in lots of fat and seasonings which are also best avoided.
2. Fats + Seasonings
Fatty foods and seasonings can be very harsh on your dog’s stomach and can lead to upset stomachs and diarrhea. Avoid giving your dog anything fried, fatty, and overly seasoned.
3. Desserts containing xylitol
Xylitol is a sugar free alternative in gum and many sweet treats. It can cause intestinal blockages which can be lethal to dogs. If you do choose to give your dog a sweet treat, make sure to double check that it is xylitol free.
Other unsafe foods:
Onions and garlic
Raisins and grapes
Creamed vegetables ex. peas