Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, and delicious food. But what about our furry family members? As much as we want to include our pets in the festivities, feeding them from the dinner table is often a wrong choice. However, with some planning and preparation, you can safely incorporate your pet into your Thanksgiving feast.
Let’s look at including your pet in your Thanksgiving dinner while ensuring they have a healthy and balanced meal. With the help of Get Joy, you can get ready to let your furry friend feast with these pet-friendly Thanksgiving dishes and treats!
Understanding Pet Food Dietary Needs and Restrictions
Understanding your dog's dietary needs and restrictions is crucial when planning their Thanksgiving meal. While it may be tempting to share all the delicious dishes with your furry friend, it's important to remember that not all human food is safe for dogs.
Dogs have different nutritional requirements than humans. Certain ingredients can be harmful to them. For a healthy and balanced Thanksgiving meal, consider using fresh pet dog food or preparing homemade dog-friendly dishes. You can also incorporate a fresh turkey meal from Get Joy.
Additionally, always avoid feeding your dog foods that are toxic to them. This includes items such as:
- Onions and scallions
- Alcoholic beverages
By understanding your dog's dietary needs and restrictions, you can ensure you create a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving feast for all your family members, including your furry ones.
Fresh Pet Dog Food: Safe Thanksgiving Foods for Your Beloved Pooch
When it comes to including your pet in your Thanksgiving feast, it's important to know which foods are safe for them to eat. Instead of giving them scraps from the dinner table, pick fresh pet dog food or prepare homemade dog-friendly dishes.
Here are some safe Thanksgiving foods for your pooch to enjoy.
- Lean turkey (without seasoning or skin)
- Sweet potatoes (without butter or spices)
- Green beans (steamed or boiled)
- Pumpkin (plain and unsweetened)
These options provide a nutritious and delicious meal for your furry friend while ensuring they stay healthy and happy. Remember, it's always best to consult your veterinarian before introducing new foods to your pets' special diet.
Try Turkey-Fresh Meals for Your Pet’s Food
Here at Get Joy, we take pride in providing your family with healthy, dog-friendly, fresh meals for all your fall celebrations. Whether it's pumpkin spice peanut butter treats, sweet potato treats, or calming treats for those hyper pups - we’ve got you covered!
Furthermore, if you aren’t up to cooking one more dish this Thanksgiving holiday, check out one of our prepared and healthy packaged meals for your furry family member(s). We offer everything from hearty meals and snacks to freeze-dried snacks and specialty bones. The fall flavor ingredients at Get Joy feature turkey, carrots, and broccoli - providing a festive and scrumptious meal for your pup(s) this Thanksgiving.
Pet-Inclusive Activities for Your Thanksgiving Celebration
Your beloved pet deserves to be a part of your Thanksgiving celebration, not just when it comes to food but also in the activities. Here are some great ways to include your furry family members in your Thanksgiving celebrations.
- Do a long walk. Consider taking your dog for a long walk before the big feast to ensure they get some exercise and burn off some energy.
- Create a special cozy space. During dinner, set up a cozy spot for your pet with their own Thanksgiving-themed bed or blanket.
- Have a place for play. You can also include them in the festivities by having a designated area where they can play with pet-friendly Thanksgiving-themed toys.
Remember, keeping your pet entertained and involved in the celebration will make for a happier and more enjoyable Thanksgiving for you, your pet, and your guests.
For more information, helpful tips and tricks for your pets, and nutritious foods, look to Get Joy. We take pride in providing your family with the best food, treats, and insights on creating a happy home for you and your pets. And, this fall we are offering a special pick-your-promo program. Enjoy 50% off one order or 50% off your first 3 subscription orders from 11/20/2023 to 11/27/2023.