The big eating holiday has finally arrived, and around the USA families are stuffing turkeys, baking pumpkin pies, and decorating their homes for family and friends. Almost everyone eats too much, and that includes the pets. Here are some tips on making Thanksgiving safe and happy for everyone.
It's a good idea to set a pet feeding policy. If your guests are allowed to feed your pets, tell them what's okay to give, and to make sure to give small quantities. Pets are more sensitive to overeating than humans.
It's okay to share:
- Well cooked and boneless turkey
- Unsalted and unbuttered vegetables such as beans and carrots
- Mashed potatoes - unless your pet is lactose intolerant
- Macaroni and cheese - again, unless your pet is lactose intolerant
- Cranberry sauce
- Most fruits and berries
Pets should not have:
- Turkey skin, bones, or undercooked turkey
- Raw bread dough
- Grapes or raisins
- Any form of onion
- Alcohol - not even beer
- Macadamia nuts
Have a great Thanksgiving!
~ Maria Sadowski ~