If you’re wondering what safe holiday foods dogs can eat?
Keep reading and find out our list of foods with safe ingredients you can share with your furry friend.
Some ingredients in your favorite Christmas foods are safe for dogs, but others can be poisonous.
SAFE HOLIDAY FOODS DOGS CAN EAT
Yes, dogs can eat turkey. Give your dog white meat without salt or other seasonings.
Omit the turkey skin, stuffing, and other dishes you serve your guests.
These foods often have added spices, butter, and other ingredients that are too rich for dogs and can cause pancreatitis or other digestive ailments.
Yes, dogs can eat mashed potatoes, but you cannot add salt, pepper, garlic, milk, or butter.
Peel the potato as the skin is not safe for dogs.
- Sweet potatoes are another safe food for dogs.
- Give your dog cooked and mashed sweet potatoes.
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, as it have sugar and spices harmful to dogs.
Although dogs can eat the human foods listed above, human food or regular dog 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.
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