There’s nothing I want more than to include my dogs in all our holiday festivities. When we travel, we make sure the dogs can come too by adjusting our travel plans to keep them safe and comfortable. Just as it’s super important to keep them safe on the go, it’s also necessary to consider their health and safety once you reach your destination. Around the holidays, it’s especially important to know what seasonal foods your dog can and can’t eat.

I’m sharing a list of our most common foods to eat during the holiday season starting with Thanksgiving and going through New Year’s Day. I broke down the list into good to go, limit intake, and avoid altogether. Did I miss any? Be sure to comment below and let us know!

This post is also continuing the 2018 Stocking Stuffer Giveaways, so you know that means it ends with a fun giveaway. Day #6 is sponsored by a favorite in our house – Spot Farms. Read on to learn more about what your dog can eat this holiday season, Spot Farm’s tasty dog treats, and how to enter the giveaway.

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Disclaimer: Spot Farms provided product free to review. I am being compensated to help spread the word about Spot Farms. I received no other compensation or additional benefits for mentioning the brands or products in this post. The opinions and ideas in this post are my own and are uninfluenced by any other person or business. Spot Farms is responsible for all giveaway prizes including shipping.

Holiday Foods to Feed or Avoid for Dogs

FOODS TO EAT

Cranberries
Sweet Potato
Pumpkin
Butternut Squash
Brussels Sprouts
Carrots
Apples (without seeds)
Chicken (Boneless, Skinless, and without spices or other seasonings)
Broccoli
Turkey (Boneless, Skinless, and without spices or other seasonings)
Duck (Boneless, Skinless, and without spices or other seasonings)
Green Beans
Salmon
Eggs
Coconut

FOODS TO LIMIT

Oranges
Cherries (without pit)
Ham (Boneless and without spices or other seasonings)
Bread
Cheese
Shrimp (cooked, without tail)
Honey
Popcorn (without salt or butter)

FOODS TO AVOID

Chocolate
Nutmeg
Cinnamon
Macadamia Nuts
Onions
Garlic (high quantities)
Alcohol
Sugary Treats

Generally, you should avoid giving your pup table scraps because they are going to be lathered in salt, butter, and spices that won’t sit well with your dog’s stomach. If you want to share any of the above okayed foods, then make sure you cook them separately and as bland as possible. Your dog won’t need all the extras us humans feel the need to add. The special treat of a piece of turkey or a bit of pumpkin is already something worth celebrating.

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If cooking separately sounds like a big undertaking, look for some high quality dog treats that feature seasonal ingredients and flavors. Set those treats out and let all your guests know that they can treat your pup, but only with these dedicated treats. Though you can get them all year round Spot Farms has several different recipes and style of treats that are great options. You can pick from Turkey Meatballs with Cranberries, Duck & Pumpkin Treats, Duck Tenders, Organic Turkey Tenders, and more!

Looking for more ways to include your dog in your holiday plans or to celebrate along with your pup? Be sure to check out both our posts on those topics!

About Spot Farms

My dogs can never get enough of the delicious treats from Spot Farms and I’m completely okay with that! All Spot Farms treats are made in the USA with high quality and regionally sourced ingredients. On many of their bags, you can even see where the main ingredients (usually meat) came from. On top of that, the treats are made in small batches right in the USA with natural, human-grade ingredients. You bet there are no artificial colors or preservatives or fillers like corn, soy, and wheat.

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On top of their wonderful dog treat selection, Spot Farms also has a line of dehydrated dog food. We’ve become a big fan of dehydrated food for when we travel. It takes up a lot less space in the car and it is easier to control our dog’s water intake because you’re already adding water directly to it. Be sure to check out all of Spot Farms dog treat and dehydrated dog food selections. You can find them at many online stores like Petco, PetSmart, Chewy, and Amazon.

If you want to learn more about Spot Farms, be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Don’t forget to check out the Spot Farms website too.

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TWO lucky Beagles & Bargains readers will receive a Spot Farms Dog Food & Treats Prize Pack!

Residents of the United States are eligible to enter via the Rafflecopter below. Entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on Saturday, December 22, 2018. Winners will be notified via email within 48 hours of the giveaway closing and will have 48 hours to respond and claim their prize.

Two (2) winners will receive one (1) Dehydrated Grain-Free Chicken Recipe Dog Food 1 oz, one (1) Dehydrated Grain-Free Turkey Recipe Dog Food 1 oz, one (1) Dehydrated Grain-Free Pork Recipe Dog Food 1 oz, one (1) Dehydrated Grain-Free Duck Recipe Dog Food 1 oz, one (1) Dehydrated Grain-Free Beef Recipe Dog Food 1 oz, one (1) Turkey Meatball Recipe with Cranberries Dog Treats 12.5 oz, one (1) Duck & Pumpkin Dog Treats 10 oz, one (1) Duck Tenders Dog Treats 5 oz, and one (1) Organic Turkey Tenders 10 oz. Estimated value is $62.91.

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Don’t forget to check out our Holiday Guide!

And don’t miss any of the 10 Stocking Stuffer Giveaways!

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What is your dog’s favorite seasonal food? How often does your pup get it?

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Jessica Shipman

Jessica Shipman is a bargain hunter, food lover, and software engineer figuring out how to be a pet parent for the first time. Jessica has been a long time lover of all animals (especially llamas and manatees) and is happy that she can finally combine that love with technology.
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