The holidays are just around the owner which means a stuffed and happy belly! Not just for us humans but also our furry friends. While it might be tempting to share some of your favorites off the dinner table with your dog, you need to be careful that what you give is dog-friendly. Several holiday foods could cause damage to your pet's digestive tract. However, there are plenty of healthier food options to make your pup feel included in the festivities.
Sweet potatoes are a healthy, natural treat for dogs. They are low in fat and high in vitamins B6, C, and A. Cook the sweet potato and remove the skin to make digestion easier on your pup. An easy treat is dehydrated sweet potato chews!
Apples are next on the list. Their high fiber content makes them a healthy fall option for your dog. If you are looking for a way to keep your pup busy during your family dinner, cut up the apples, mix them with some yogurt, and freeze it in a kong. When prepping the apples, cut around the core as apple seeds can be toxic for your dog.
We can't mention Fall without the mention of pumpkin. Pumpkin helps with a dog's digestive health, and it's good for your dog's skin and coat.
Lastly, turkey meat, no Thanksgiving, is complete with the main dish. You can share turkey meat with your furry friend but without bones or skin and unseasoned. Butter, spices, and other fatty ingredients can cause pancreatitis or other issues for your dog.
Please remember to portion control the treats you feed your dog and check with your vet before changing your dog's diet. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
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