dog eating carrotNo, the dog didn’t hack this page. As your home is infused with lovely aromas of roast turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pies, it’s truly okay to indulge your dog with a bit of table food. A small portion of roast turkey without skin is low in calories, fat, and cholesterol. The scent woos a dog just like it does you.

As long as it doesn’t make up more than 10% of your dog’s total diet, feeding your dog a small amount of table foods can be an occasional reward – and not just at Thanksgiving.

Here are some ideas for healthy table foods for your dog:

  • Apple
  • Banana
  • Beef
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Lean Chicken (no bones!)
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Cucumbers
  • Egg
  • Green Beans
  • Green Peppers
  • Melon
  • Air popped Popcorn
  • Canned pumpkin
  • Rice
  • Plain rice cake
  • Canned tuna in water
  • Lean turkey breast
  • Zucchini

Experiment a little. Some dogs adore green peppers, and some may not touch them.

Note, however, that the following foods are dangerous for your dog:

  • Grapes
  • Raisins
  • Moldy food
  • Chocolate
  • Onions and garlic
  • Avocado
  • Raw bread dough
  • Macadamia nuts

A healthy diet contributes to your furry baby’s long, happy life. If you have any questions about your pet’s diet, give us a call! We’ll make sure that your pet is only gobbling up things that make for a happy, long, thankful life!