Foods Dogs Can Have (in moderation):
Plain, well-cooked turkey without bones and skin is generally safe. Avoid using any seasonings, especially garlic and onions, which can be toxic to dogs.
Plain, cooked sweet potatoes are a good source of vitamins and fiber for dogs. Avoid adding butter, sugar, or marshmallows.
Plain Mashed Potatoes
Plain mashed potatoes without additives like butter, salt, or garlic are generally safe for dogs.
Fresh or cooked green beans (without added seasonings) are a healthy option for dogs.
Fresh cranberries or plain, unsweetened cranberry sauce (in moderation) can be safe for dogs.
Plain, canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling) can be a good source of fiber for dogs.
Foods Dogs Cannot Have:
Cooked bones can splinter and cause digestive issues or, in severe cases, perforate the intestines.
Onions and Garlic
Allium-containing foods can cause damage to a dog’s red blood cells and lead to anemia.
Often contains ingredients like onions, garlic, and may include other items harmful to dogs.
High-fat foods like gravy and fatty cuts of meat can lead to pancreatitis in dogs.
Many nuts, such as macadamia nuts and walnuts, can be toxic to dogs.
Grapes and Raisins
Even small amounts can cause kidney failure in dogs.
Contains theobromine, which is toxic to dogs.
Any form of alcohol can be harmful and even toxic to dogs.
Avoid giving dogs desserts like pies and cakes, which often contain ingredients like chocolate, sugar substitutes (xylitol), and other harmful additives.
Raw dough containing yeast can expand in a dog’s stomach and cause bloating.