Are Table Scraps O.K. For Your Dog To Eat?

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If I were a dog, I would take full advantage of the holiday season.

Lots of people = lots of food = lots of opportunity for table scraps!

Unfortunately, I’m not a dog, which means I should probably pay closer attention to what my furry friends chow down on this Christmas.

Eat This, Not That

Even though your pets likely won’t be harmed by consumption of some of these foods, it’s important to remember that any human food given to dogs should be enjoyed in moderation.

Make sure to avoid these foods:

Animal Planet has outlined a list of 10 foods that you should never feed to dogs:

1. Milk and other dairy products

2. Raw meat and meat bones

3. Onions and garlic

4. Avocado

5. Alcohol

6. Caffeine and chocolate

7. Grapes, raisins, and currants

8. Yeast dough

9. Macadamia Nuts

10. Artificial Sweeteners

Foods that are okay:

According to Modern Dog Magazine, if it’s healthy for us, there’s a good chance it’s healthy for dogs, too. Fresh fruits and veggies are probably the best human food to share with your pup, but should be offered in small amounts to avoid tummy aches and other digestion upsets. Also, double-check the list above to make ensure it’s safe for Fido.

Occasional lean meats also won’t harm your dog’s regular diet. Just watch out for bones, and try to avoid offering pieces with excess fat content. Remember, the smaller the dog, the less table scraps should be fed.

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“A Shelter Dog’s Christmas Wish”

It’s almost Christmas,

And my list isn’t long.

I just want a family…

A new dad or a mom.


I help humans smile

Whenever I’m near,

And they say I’m a big dose

Of holiday cheer.


With the white flakes falling

And brisk, changing weather,

I hope that I’ll soon find

My new home forever.

Little Girl & Dog


We’ll sit by the fire,

And I’ll keep you from harm.

The strength of our bond

Will make winter feel warm.


Until that day comes,

I’ll be here waiting.

With love in my heart

And a happy tail wagging.


It’s almost Christmas,

And my list isn’t long.

I just want a family…

A new dad or a mom.

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For these reasons, I reached out to two veterinarians to get their advice on winter paw care.

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Here’s what they had to say:

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