Wishing all of you a very Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving and wishing us all a magical year ahead.
We will be enjoying a delish turkey, with all the trimmings, dinner and hope you all will be as well. A good time and day to give your fur babes a little extra attention and activity before guests arrive or before leaving for much of the day. A nice idea, too, for an extra yummy treat for your fur babies to enjoy this special holiday with you. Following are some great natural pet food treats for your cats and for your dogs.
Natural treats for your kitties:
- Fish – tuna or mackerel – again, as a treat
- Cooked poultry – no spices or other added ingredients
- Cheese – gouda is high in calcium and protein
- Bananas – a few otherwise too high in sugar content
- Blueberries and strawberries – again as a treat
- Melon – cantaloupe, or watermelon – no seeds
- Carrots – cooked, again with no additives
- Rice – a little for digestion is okay
Natural treats for your dogs:
- Vegetables – Carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, butternut squash (cooked), green beans – note: no canned vegetables (too much salt added for pets) – use no seasonings!
- Fruits – Berries like blueberries, strawberries, apples, pears, kiwi – all in smaller bites
- Cooked meat like chicken with no seasoning – smaller bites – NO small, brittle bones!
- A natural rawhide alternative treat
- Frieze-dried treats made in the USA
Please note some harmful foods for your cat as follows:
1. Onions, garlic, shallots, or chives
2. Alcohol in any form or amount
3. Grapes, raisins, currants – bad for kidney
4. Caffeine – causes hyperactivity, possibly tremors or seizures
5. Raw meat – possible parasites /bacteria
6. Raw dough – yeast causes problems
7. Raw eggs….need to be cooked (without any seasoning)
8.Raw seafood or raw liver – again bacteria
10. Dog food – different nutritional needs
Please note some harmful foods for your canines:
1.Chocolate / Alcohol / Caffeine
2. No canned vegetables – too much salt for fur babies
3. No grapes, raisins, or currants
4. No onions, garlic, shallots, chives, or leeks
5. No bones or hard chews = too hard on teeth
6. No seasonings used in any cooked foods
7. Raw foods – potential bacteria
For more information check out Preventive Vets.com, a veterinarian group based out of Lake Forest Park, Washington who have many tips on caring for your fur pals.
See pet food labelling info “Understanding Pet Food Labels“.
For great natural USA-made pet treats: “Delish Natural Pet Treats…”.
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