What Thanksgiving foods are pet-friendly?

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LINCOLN,  Neb.  (KLKN)  —  For many families,  Thanksgiving dinner includes their furry-family members too.

But, not all table scraps are dog-friendly. According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), there is usually an uptick in vet visits over Thanksgiving because pets are fed unsafe human foods.

Here’s a quick look at what is safe for your pet and what could make them sick.


  • Turkey with no skin, bone, or fat
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Corn off the cob
  • Plain sweet potatoes
  • Green beans
  • Pumpkin
  • Rice
  • Quinoa
  • Apples with no core or seeds


  • Ham
  • Chocolate
  • Garlic
  • Leeks
  • Onions
  • Grapes
  • Raisins
  • Raw potatoes
  • Mashed potatoes (it’s the added butter and cream that makes this a no)
  • Raw dough
  • Stuffing/dressing
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Pie filling

Click here to find out more about dog-friendly foods.



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