How to Keep Your Puppy Thankful for Thanksgiving

November 17, 2021

The holidays are a time for family and friends to come together. Unfortunately, this means that your pup will be exposed to a lot of people they may not know very well. As a pet owner, it is important to make sure you keep them safe and happy during the festivities! Here are some safety tips that will help ensure your pup has a great Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Foods Your Pup Should Avoid

It's important to know which foods are safe for your pup to have, and which ones aren't. Although hamburgers, turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie are all Thanksgiving staples that your pup can safely enjoy, there are a few foods that they should avoid. These include:


-Acacia Seeds


-Candy Pineapple

-Green Bell Peppers

-Anise Seeds


If you're not sure whether or not they can have something, it's best to keep them completely away from the food altogether. This will help ensure that they stay safe and healthy during all of your family gatherings!


Be aware of Their Body Language

If your puppy seems scared or anxious, take them out of the room for a little bit until they calm down. Once you feel they are ready to re-enter, be sure to give them plenty of attention and affection. This will help offset the emotional distress and let them know that everything is okay.


Take Breaks

It's important to make sure they take breaks from the festivities every once in a while. Providing them with safe ways to explore and options for food will help ensure that they're still excited when you're at home. This will also help prevent your pup from becoming overexcited or scared during the festivities, which can trigger digestive upsets or even general anxiety.



Puppies can be a lot of work, but they're worth it. They deserve to have a happy and safe Thanksgiving as you do! However, Thanksgiving is one of the busiest holidays out there, and it's hard to keep your puppy safe when family members are running in and out. It is important to make sure they don't get too excited or too scared during the festivities! It may be easier said than done, but it is important to know when you need a break from everyone else in your home. Remember, your pup is counting on you to be their protector. By taking these few safety precautions, you can ensure that everyone, including your puppy, has a happy and safe Thanksgiving!