You have to resist those puppy dog eyes.

It doesn't take an extra sensitive nose to realize how good the house smells on Thanksgiving. It also doesn't take Pavlov to realize that every breathing thing in the house will have it's mouth watering on Thanksgiving. But one thing that is apparent is that as soon as you sit down at the table, your dog will be staring up at you with those big eyes hoping for a taste of your holiday meal.

As tempting as it is to let them indulge, there are many items on your table that are just not good for your pets to eat. You have to stay strong and even when excuses like, "but it's a holiday" creeps in your mind, remind yourself that you are doing more harm than good.

Here are the worst things you can give your pet off your Thanksgiving table:

  • Turkey skin, Drippings + Gravy
  • Turkey Twine
  • Turkey Bones
  • Stuffing
  • Sage
  • Raisin + Grapes
  • Onion + Garlic
  • Nutmeg
  • Mushrooms
  • Fat Trimmings + Fatty Foods
  • Corn on the Cob
  • Chocolate
  • Candied Yams
  • Butter
  • Bread Dough
  • Alcohol

Feel free to buy more expensive pet food or make something special for your pet on Thanksgiving, but they will always want something from your table and you have to remember what is good and what is bad for your lovable pet.