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Thanksgiving Do's and Don'ts


The holidays can be tricky with wanting to iclude your favorite four legged friend and not knowing what's good for them to eat outside of their regular diet. Thanks to our friends at PetMD, we've found an article to share on Breaking Holiday Myths. It tells us to stay away from fatty foods such as poultry skin and gravys. We should also avoid chocking hazards with poultry bones and cobbed corn. In stuffing and many deserts people use onion, garlic, grapes, raisins, chocolate and sugar substitutes containing xylitol, all of which can be deadly with improper use. So, with all of these bad foods what can we share? White meat from turkey (without the skin or fat.) Cooked veggies without butter, seasonings or sauces such as sweet potatoes, carrots and beans. Apple slices, raw carrots and plain pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling) are all great options in moderation! Remember if you make Fido or Mr. Whiskers their own plate, you'll want to cut down on their regular dog/cat food portions so they don't join in on packing on the holiday pounds. If you'd like to read the full article from PetMD do so HERE.