Dog Thanksgiving Food Tips & Homemade Dog Thanksgiving Recipes To Try

How will your dog be spending Thanksgiving this year?

Most dogs find themselves smack dab in the middle of the holiday festivities. And many will be on the prowl for Turkey treats and dropped food particles!

For the record, we don’t give our dogs table scraps or people food except when they are ill and need a special diet to combat diarrhea or vomiting.

But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t include your pet in your Thanksgiving activities.

Dog Thanksgiving Food Tips

Here are some fun ideas & safety tips to keep in mind as far as dog Thanksgiving food is concerned:


Dogs can have cooked turkey.

Dogs can have small amounts of turkey skin.

Dogs can have turkey broth and things soaked in turkey broth (like their own dog bones, rice, plain potatoes, or their own dog food)


Dogs cannot have turkey bones (…just like chicken bones, they are dangerous to dogs).

Ingesting too much turkey skin can lead to gastric distress and Pancreatitis (a serious inflammatory condition of the pancreas).

Stay away from all the trimmings, which will inevitably lead to an upset stomach and diarrhea.

Thanksgiving Recipes For Dogs

More Dog Thanksgiving Tips

About Lynnette

I like to help people find unique ways to do things in order to save time & money — so I write about “outside the box” ideas that most wouldn’t think of. As a lifelong dog owner, I often share my best tips for living with and training dogs. I worked in Higher Ed over 10 years before switching gears to pursue activities that I’m truly passionate about. I’ve worked at a vet, in a photo lab, and at a zoo — to name a few. I enjoy the outdoors via bicycle, motorcycle, Jeep, or RV. You can always find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun & helpful websites).

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