10 Reasons To Invite Dogs Over for Thanksgiving [VIDEO]

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Make sure you set your table, cook the turkey, and leave a dog-safe plate out for your best friend — your pooch!

This is a holiday to give thanks for all the great things in our lives. We want to include all our friends and family, so of course we want to invite our dogs to the celebration. And there are plenty of reasons to do just that!

Watch the video above for the top ten reasons why you need to make sure your pup has a place with your family this Thanksgiving.

And Make Sure To Keep Your Dog Safe On Thanksgiving!

Chihuahua in autumn with Thanksgiving decorations.

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As always, make sure your dog is safe at family get-togethers. There are plenty of dangers around the holidays, especially when food is involved. So keep an eye on your pup to make sure they don’t sneak any treats from the table that they shouldn’t.

Here are a few things to watch out for:

  • Chocolate and sweets are toxic for dogs, especially if they contain xylitol, an artificial sweetener.
  • Cooked turkey bones can splinter and cause damage or obstructions in your dog’s gastrointestinal tract. Only feed your dog white, skinless turkey meat with no seasoning, and do so in moderation.
  • Alcohol and caffeine are toxic to dogs. Do not let them steal sips when your guests leave their drinks out.

For a list of other helpful Thanksgiving safety tips, check out this article.

Have fun, and make sure to let your dog know how thankful you are for their unconditional love and companionship!

Is your pup joining you for the Thanksgiving feast? Are you having any doggy house guests this year? Let us know in the comments below!