It doesn't have to be the holidays for us to want to treat our dogs. We love to indulge ourselves-and them-and are careful to avoid poisoning pets with high-risk foods like chocolate, macadamia nuts, avocados, or raisons/grapes. Artificial sweeteners keep owners lean, but any goodies sweetened with Xylitol could cause canine liver failure.
So when the aroma of baking and roasting turns on the doggy drool, what human foods are safe for dogs to snack on? Actually, dogs have been eating the same foods people do for centuries and not only live to tell about it, they thrive. And holistic vets often recommend some of these foods for a more natural way to treat your doggy best friend. Learn about these 10 Healthy Table Foods your dog can eat--right in time for the howl-lidays!
Special thanks for above-the-furry-call-of-duty to Gina Misiroglu and Red Room for putting me in touch with the awesome Paw Nation folks. It's all about getting the word out to celebrate healthy relationships and loving bonds with our pets, right?
Puppies are notorious moochers so if you have a new fur-kid, take a moment to read these puppy-specific tips on why puppies beg. Learn ways to safely treat puppies without turning them into begging fools.
There also are some people foods that we relish that can land our dogs in the hospital--or worse! Some table food can actually KILL your fur-kid. Learn about the high-risk treats here, along with some first-aid tips just in case.
Have happy--and SAFE--holiday meals for your entire family, furry and otherwise.
Causes Amy Shojai Supports
Cat Writers Association, Winn Feline Foundation, AKC Canine Health Foundation, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)