The holidays are right around the corner and we encourage pet caretakers to keep these tips in mind when it comes to their pets and the holiday feasts!
- Avoid feeding your pet scraps from your
holiday meal as many contain ingredients that can be harmful to your pet.
- If you give your pet turkey, make sure it’s boneless and well-cooked.
- It can be life-threatening for your pet to eat raw bread dough. Also keep your pet away from Thanksgiving or Christmas desserts containing chocolate or raw eggs.
- Your pet can enjoy mashed potatoes as long as they don’t contain cheese, sour cream, onions, butter or gravy.
- We also encourage pet owners to be mindful of the fat/seasoning content of the food they give their pets. Foods high in fats have been known to cause pancreatitis and other health concerns in pets.
- The best thing for your pet is to provide them with a comfy, quiet space away from the holiday hustle and bustle and give them some pet-friendly thanksgiving treats to make the day special for them as well. Examples include:
- Turkey-based canned dog/cat food
- Turkey jerky treats
- Plain pumpkin puree, but not pumpkin pie
- Plain green beans, but not green bean casserole
- Plain baked sweet potatoes, but not candied yams
Until next time, be well and happy holidays!