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  • How to Have a Happy Thanksgiving & Keep Your Pup Safe

    November 19, 2018 3 min read

    Whether your lounging on the couch with a cup of our Snow Day Blend or already in the kitchen getting to work, we all look forward to the food shared with those we love, including our four-legged friends. While you can dive in with no consequences other than a food coma, it's important to be aware of what your pup has their eye on and what you should keep exclusive to the human's plate. 

     No, Dog, No

     Stuffing

    While stuffing may be a household favorite at your Thanksgiving table, it's a good idea to keep it away from your pup. Depending on how you make it, stuffing often has ingredients that could send your dog to the vet. These fixings can include, garlic, sage, mushrooms, pepper, scallions, onions, chives and leeks. Ingesting these ingredients can cause anything from an upset stomach to damaging your dog's central nervous system, so this Thanksgiving season, the stuffing stays on your plate only.

    Salads with Fruit

    Salad: an unfortunate staple in any Thanksgiving soiree. This diverse dish often includes grapes or raisins. However, these add-ons can severely injure your pup – causing irreversible kidney failure. Instead, we suggest distracting your buddy with one of our new Grounds & Hounds dog toy.

    Turkey Bones

    It should go without saying, but you shouldn't be giving your dog any turkey bones. While it may seem like you're giving him a special, well-earned treat for being good, the damage a turkey bone can cause ranges from vomiting to damaging organs. A good old-fashioned milk bone works just as well!

    Mashed Potatoes

    Potatoes on their own are safe to eat for your pup, but the delicious mashed potatoes we love contain high contents of butter and milk. These ingredients can give your best friend one upset tummy. Mashed potatoes with garlic and/or onion powder is also dangerous. Before you start mashing, feel free to toss a raw piece of potato to your favorite sous chef.

    Chocolate Desserts

    Tasty chocolate desserts are a given around the holidays, but they can be one of the most dangerous to your best friend. Did you know that dogs love the taste and smell of chocolate? The darker the chocolate, the more alluring it can be to your pal, so keep those sugary treats out of reach and be sure pick up those crumbs!

     

    Pup Friendly (In Reasonable Quantities)

    Turkey

    Ah, the main course. Luckily, giving your dog the meal of their dreams is a possibility, however their piece of the bird needs to be unseasoned and skinless. Turkey skin is rich and can cause gastrointestinal issues for your pup, so it's best to be aware of how you prepare it.

    Green Beans

    While we prefer a green bean casserole, your pup likes their green beans fresh. These high in fiber beans, are full of vitamins C and K. Before you start preparing a family favorite, throw a couple washed beans to your pup for good measure.

    Carrots

    Carrots are loaded with beta-carotene vitamins and fiber. Not only are they a healthy snack for your furry friend, but they love the crunch that comes with it. These antioxidant-filled veggies are the perfect treat to hand out if they start giving you "those eyes."

    Pumpkin

    The iconic gourd of the fall season. Pumpkins raw or cooked are perfectly safe for your doggie but stay away from canned pie filling! Insider's secret, raw pumpkin is the main ingredient in homemade dog treats, a quick tip from us to you.

     Thank you! 

    The entire Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co.family would like to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving – we hope it's filled with good food, great coffee and of course, countless wags!

    Pick up your holiday essentials and save 15% with the code: THANKFUL4YOU.

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