The holidays are a time to indulge! There are parties to go to, traditional holiday foods to eat, and a merry feeling in the air!
When it comes to your dog or cat, it is tempting to give them some of the same goodies you enjoy. But, that can be a really bad idea. To prepare for next holiday season, here are some good foods that you can share – in small amounts -with your four-legged baby.
- You can share some white meat turkey that is skinless and boneless.
- Cranberry sauce is a lovely treat as long as there is no sugar.
- Plain sweet potatoes, yams, or potatoes.
- Raw or cooked carrots in bite-sized pieces.
- Peas, sprouts, green beans, most greens as long as they are plain are nice treats too.
Here are some other food items that most people have around the house during the holidays. These are the foods that you should not give your fur baby in any amount.
- Chocolate. Chocolate is toxic to dogs.
- Nuts especially walnuts and macadamia.
- Turkey skin contains too much fat. Cooked turkey bones could be a choking hazard if they splinter.
- Onions are poisonous to dogs.
- Fruitcake or sweets. Raisins, sultanas, or currants can be fatal. No candy canes or other types of candy.
Having a safe holiday season is possible! A good idea would be to buy special treats for your dog so that you don’t have to worry if a table scrap is good for them! You don’t want to end up in the emergency room!
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