Treating Pets WiselyPublished November 28, 2008
So it’s the day after Thanksgiving, and all those leftovers are just taunting us to over indulge. Again. Our cats and dogs eagerly wait for those “accidental” morsels to fall from plates to within paw-reach.
Is it okay to treat pets with Thanksgiving goodies?
In a word…yes. But take care. Treats must be healthy for the pet. Consider what’s healthy for you--I didn’t say what you want to eat but what you SHOULD eat--and pattern your pet treating after that.
For instance, you wouldn’t dream of eating a plateful of turkey skin smothered in gravy. At least I hope not. But we don’t even blink when offering similar “treats” to our fur-kids.
Instead, think lean meat, fresh veggies, and moderation. When the leftovers are too “old” for safe human munching, they’re too old for pets, too. Take a look at this TV segment for a few more tips on safe holiday treating.
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