The Thanksgiving holiday will be upon us soon. This means it’s time to indulge in all sorts of seasonal favorites such as turkey, ham glazed in honey, yams, green bean casserole, candy corn, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, and even pumpkin spice lattes to our heart’s content. The list goes on.
However, some of the Thanksgiving holiday delicacies that are treats for humans can cause serious trouble for pets. In fact, some foods such as chocolate can be lethal, and foods high in fat can cause pancreatitis in pets.
To help you avoid making a last minute and costly run to the pet hospital on Thanksgiving day, we strongly suggested you don’t allow your dog or cat to eat the following foods: bones, candy, chocolate, fat trimmings, garlic, grapes, onions, peaches, plums, nuts, raisins, raw meat, raw eggs, raw fish, and foods that contain a large amount of sugar. Drinks to avoid are alcohol, coffee, tea, and energy drinks. In general, if the food was prepared for human consumption it should not be fed to a pet.
With all the wonderful food scents filling up your home during Thanksgiving, your pet will want to get some of the holiday meals. To prevent a pet from looking like a beggar at the table, or from actually jumping on the table and ruining your Thanksgiving meal, we suggest you feed your dog or cat prior to serving your guest. A dog or cat with a full belly will most likely lose interest on what’s on the table.
In addition, you can feed your pets treats specially made for them while you and your guests are dinning. Ready-made treats for dogs and cats come in a variety of flavors, and are packed with the nutrients they need to stay healthy. Not sure which treats to get? The treats featured below are formulated to keep your pets happy, healthy, and off the holiday table.
Blue Mini Bars are bite-size biscuits that are oven-baked for a crunchy and delicious treat that includes wholesome and rich ingredients like Blueberry, Yogurt, Carrots, Oatmeal, Flaxseed and Barley.
Nutro Crunchy Treats with Real Mixed Berries. These healthy dog treats contain all natural ingredients, such as whole grains, real blueberries, cranberries, and cherries (a known source of antioxidants). They also include no wheat, corn, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. They’re simply a healthy treat for your dog.
I’d Rather Be with My Dog Venison Bites are soft/chewy dog treats that provide the perfect snack for dogs on paleo diets. These bites are formulated with the healthy protein/ingredients dogs need, and contain no fillers such as grain, gluten, dairy or soy, and contain.
Greenies Dental Treat is scientifically formulated and clinically proven to mechanically reduce tartar buildup that can cause bad breath. As a treat between meals, Feline Greenies work like a little toothbrush to scrub your cat’s teeth.
Blue Buffalo Wilderness Grain Free Cat Treats are a healthy, all-natural snack for any kitty. Your cat will love these tempting meaty morsels packed with intense flavor. Real meat is the first ingredient, which makes these cat treats incredibly delicious! Your kitty will love snacking on these soft, moist treats.
Enisyl-F Lysine treats are a palatable source of L-Lysine. Supplemental administration of L- Lysine has been shown to reduce the severity and duration of feline herpes virus infections.