Safe Holiday Foods Dogs Can Eat

If you’re wondering what safe holiday foods dogs can eat? Find here a list of nontoxic ingredients that you can share with your furry friend.

The holidays are a time to celebrate with family, friends, and lots of delicious food. Some of the ingredients in your favorite Christmas foods are safe for dogs, but others can be poisonous.

Safe Holiday Foods Dogs Can Eat

Safe Holiday Foods Dogs Can Eat

What holiday foods are safe for dogs to eat? There are many holiday meals that your dog can consume.

Here is a list of harmaless  holiday human ingredients your dog can eat.

Turkey

Yes, dogs can eat turkey. Give your dog white meat without salt or other seasonings.

Be sure to omit the turkey skin, stuffing, and other dishes that you are serving to humans. These foods often have added spices, butter, and other ingredients that are too rich for dogs and can cause pancreatitis or other digestive ailments. Bones may seem like a safe and fun treatment, but they can cause harm.

Carrots

Although dogs can eat raw carrots, try to give him cooked carrots.

Blueberries

Blueberries are common in Holiday dishes, and you can share them with your dog. On the other hand, you should keep sugary blueberry sauces, condiments, and similar dishes out of reach.

Potatoes

Yes, dogs can eat mashed potatoes, but you cannot add salt, pepper, garlic, milk, butter, and other ingredients to them. Additionally, peel the potato as the skin is not good for dogs.

Sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes are another safe food for dogs. Give your dog cooked and mashed sweet potatoes.

Pumpkin

Pumpkin is a tasty and healthy snack for dogs, and many love the taste of it. If you are giving canned pumpkin, read the label carefully. You should avoid giving a canned pumpkin pie mix, which contains sugar and spices that are toxic to dogs.

Although dogs can eat the human foods listed above, these treats should only represent 10 percent of their daily caloric intake. The other 90 percent should come from a portion of complete and balanced dog food.

Holiday foods to avoid

Do not feed:

  • Turkey skin
  • Turkey bones
  • Turkey stuffing
  • Turkey sauce
  • Candy and gum (may contain xylitol)
  • Pea cream
  • Sweet potato and yam with added ingredients
  • Pumpkin pie: may contain xylitol
  • Chocolate desserts
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Salads with raisins or grapes
  • Onions
  • Chives

References:

Purina 
AKC 
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