We cherish the holidays here in the Pine Tree State, especially when we can celebrate alongside our beloved furry friends.

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While being a dog owner during the holidays can be rewarding, it can also present some challenges. With an abundance of food circulating and constant kitchen activity, maintaining our pets' attention and their usual freedom in the house becomes a task.

Daily Meal, a website dedicated to food and beverages, has compiled an extensive article gathering insights from experts on this topic. Using Google Trends, Daily Meal analyzed the increased demand for related search terms to ensure that your pet feels right at home and joins in the Thanksgiving Day festivities with you, all while taking some crucial precautions.

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Experts advise against feeding your dog certain Thanksgiving foods, as they can pose health risks. For dogs, these include:

Chocolate

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Grapes

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Raisins

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Stuffing

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Dairy-based ice cream

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It's also crucial to steer clear of seasonings, as they can cause similar digestive problems and be toxic.

Additionally, when it comes to turkey, opt for white meat instead of dark, which can be fatty and lead to long-term health issues. Avoid bones, skin, and gravy, as experts emphasize that they shouldn't be served to your pet; even the bigger leg bones can easily splinter and become a choking hazard.

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But, what about the other end of the coin? According to The Daily Meal, experts recommend setting aside some simple main ingredients before seasoning them. For dogs, the safe choices include:

Turkey, white meat

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Green beans

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Apples

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Sweet potatoes

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Here's to a safe and joyous holiday season for both you and your pets!

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