Friday, November 21, 2008

Let's Talk Turkey and Pets

Thanksgiving is fast approaching and one of our favorite holidays to give thanks for what we do have and of course, the food.

It's also a good time to check what Thanksgiving foods are safe for your pets and what ingredients can be harmful. My favorite resource, ASPCA, offers these helpful tips and reminders on Thanksgiving preparation alongside your family of pets. For example, if you did not prepare the stuffing for the turkey and are not aware of the ingredients, it's best not to feed it to your dog or cat. The herb, sage, can cause upset stomach and affect their central nervous system.

However, I do give my dogs pumpkin which is healthy. Pumpkins are a root vegetable, like potatoes, but contain beta carotene.

Happy Thanksgiving and feasting!