Was your Thanksgiving as fantastic as mine? I hope you sent extra food home with guests – or brought some back to your fridge! While I'm pretty excited about my turkey sandwich for lunch today, YumSugar compiled a great list of more creative recipes for those leftovers! Thinking of my pooch (and his ever-rumbly tummy), I've found a fun one of my own! To see how to whip up a special omelet for your pooch, read more
North has been invited to Thanksgiving dinner this Thursday and we can't wait! I've begun preparations by freezing beg-prevention peanut butter into two Kong toys and purchasing a new Tyler the Talking Turkey that gobble gobbles... no joke. Enlist animal-loving guests to pay extra attention to your furry friends (usually kids are all too happy to be on doggie or kitty duty) and consider taking a family walk or having extra outdoor playtime before the meal. It will wear out your pets and help people work off the calories before they're consumed! When dinner's about to begin, give your pet the exciting, new toy or treat to occupy paws and mouth... plus keep him away from the table!
Introducing large quantities of rich "people food" into a pet's diet on Thanksgiving is bad for their tummies! In fact, some typical holiday fare such as turkey bones or turkey skin should never be fed to pets. Animals can choke on bone splinters and have trouble digesting fatty parts of the turkey such as the skin with all its soaked-in salt and grease. If you must treat a pet to your food, try offering a small taste of cooked, unseasoned veggies like carrots or green beans or a bit of white meat turkey. Because dessert is my favorite meal of the day, I treat North to an apple slice or small spoonful of canned pumpkin (not pie filling) as his special dessert.
Before company comes (or you hit the road), stock up on some special, safe treats for your pets like these Turkey & Cranberry Delights. In that case, if Grandma wants to feed the dog a snack, she can give him a dog treat, not a dangerous turkey bone. Place the appropriate portion in a convenient location and make sure you point out the healthy treats to the humans to let them know that's the supply for the entire day. This not only introduces your rules to newcomers, but also encourages them to pamper your pals with extra
petting or playtime... and not to feed the snacks all at once.