Foods okay for your pet this Thanksgiving

Published: Nov. 15, 2022 at 7:35 PM CST
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Casper, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Thanksgiving is a time for families to come together and enjoy delicious foods. But families that have pets, there are some foods that can cause your pet to become sick. Foods that are high in fat, have artificial sweeteners or high in caffeine, yes caffeine will cause your pet to become sick and a visit to veterinary hospital. Here is a list of foods to avoid giving your pet this thanksgiving.

A pup named Cece
A pup named Cece(Chance Vance)

Foods high in fat

  • Turkey skin
  • Gravy
  • Mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes with butter and salt
  • Bacon
  • Stuffing that contains toxic ingredients like raisins and nuts

Foods that are toxic

  • Nutmeg
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Raisins
  • Chocolate or xylitol
  • Caffeine
  • Pumpkin spice in anything

Foods high in sugar

  • Pumpkin pie/pumpkin pie filling that contains nutmeg

Foods that are safe to give your pet

  • Cooked turkey meat/no skin or bones, gray or butter and minimal salt or spices
  • White meat is better than dark meat/dark meat is higher in fat
  • Cooked turkey necks/giblets
  • Plain cooked mashed potatoes,no butter and minimal salt
  • Plain cooked sweet potatoes, no butter or added sugar/marshmallows
  • Plain cooked green beans or other vegetables, no butter or bacon with minimal salt
  • Plain raw, cooked, or dried cranberries/plain cranberry sauce with no sugar, raisins or xylitol
  • Canned pumpkin with no sugar, cooked pumpkin with the rind and seeds removed.

Avoiding the foods listed above will save your pups from a trip to the vet, so be careful when giving your pet food this thanksgiving.