Posts Tagged ‘thanksgiving’

The Puppy Perils of Fall! (Infographic)

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Fall season infographic

 

Source: http://infographicsmania.com/puppy-care-tips-in-fall/?utm_source=Pinterest&utm_medium=ZAKKAS&utm_campaign=SNAP

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Ten Tips for Feeding Pets Thanksgiving Leftovers-PetMD.com

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching us, which we know is a hard time not to give in to your dog’s sad eyes when they look up at you during dinner time. Some leftover scraps aren’t bad for dogs so if you do give in, here are the top ten tips from PetMD.com on what is safe and unsafe to give your dog.

 

  1. No to Alcohol- Alcohol is definitely a big no for pets. What we people may consider a small amount can be toxic for a smaller animal. Also, keep in mind that alcohol poisoning can occur in pets from atypical items like fruit cake (the recipe may have called for rum or other liquor), as well as unbaked bread.
  2. Yes to Green Beans- Plain green beans are a wonderful treat for pets. Fresh vegetables are a great addition to any diet. If the green beans are included in a green bean casserole though, be conscious of the other ingredients in it.
  3. No to Chocolate- Chocolate is a well known off limits indulgence for pets. During the holidays however, baking chocolate is used in recipes and sometimes forgotten about by the time the dishes hit the table. Make sure this holiday season that your pet does not ingest any chocolate, especially the baking kind.
  4. Yes to Macaroni and Cheese- If you know your pet’s stomach handles dairy alright, macaroni and cheese is a safe leftover to share. If you are unsure though, it may be best to just give plain macaroni. Cats often develop lactose intolerance when they become adults.
  5. No to Xylitol- While you may be making the healthier choice by cooking with artificial sweeteners over the real thing, sweeteners containingXylitol are poisonous to animals, and potentially deadly to dogs.
  6. Yes to Cranberry Sauce- Cranberry sauce is just fine for pets but watch the amount of sugar in it. It is probably best to only provide a small helping to your pet’s plate.
  7. No to Grapes- Many people are unaware that grapes, and subsequently raisins, can be toxic to pets. The fruit has been shown to cause kidney failure in dogs.
  8. Yes to Mashed Potatoes- Potatoes are a great, filling vegetable to share with your pet. However even though the potatoes themselves are not harmful to pets, be aware of additional ingredients used to make mashed potatoes. Cheese, sour cream, butter, onions, and gravies are no-no’s in a pet’s diet.
  9. No To Alliums -Nothing with alliums (i.e., onions, garlic, leeks, scallions) should be ingested by your pet. While it is true that small, well-cooked portions of these foods can be okay if your pet is used to it, ingesting these foods in large quantities can lead to toxic anemia.
  10. Yes to Turkey- Turkey can be a wonderful lean protein to share with your pet. You will just want to be sure to remove any excess skin or fat, stick with white meat, and make sure there are no bones.

Source: http://www.petmd.com/dog/slideshows/seasonal/top-ten-tips-for-feeding-pets-thanksgiving-leftovers#.UpPVr8RQGAl

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Pet-Friendly Pumpkin Pie

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Thanksgiving is coming up, so why not let your dog get a Thanksgiving treat also? Below is a dog-friendly recipe for Pumpkin Pie that your dog is SURE to love!

Pet-Friendly Pumpkin Pie

Submitted by Vickie on Nov 4, 2011 @ 8:16:28am MST


Tis the season for lots of sweets and we love to share what we love with our furry friends but sometimes it just isn’t good for them – here is a dessert that is not only pet-friendly, your whole family will enjoy it.

INGREDIENTS

2 cups organic pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1 9-inch single crust pastry shell
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup honey, warmed slightly
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream (if cream is too rich – add 1/2 evaporated milk)

INSTRUCTIONS
In large bowl, blend together 2 cups pumpkin puree, spices, and salt. Beat in eggs, honey, milk, and cream. Pour filling into pie shell.
Bake at 400 degrees F for 50 to 55 minutes, or until a knife inserted 1 inch from edge of pie comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

Source: http://www.paws4health.com/recipe_disp.php?id=20

 

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Chicken N’ Gravy Dog Cookie- A Thanksgiving Treat!

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Are you getting ready for Thanksgiving? It is quickly approaching and I’m sure your dog wants to celebrate too so why not let him enjoy a little holiday feast too? We found this great recipe for dog cookies and gravy that will get your dog excited for the holidays!

Ingredients: 
1/2 Cup of Chicken gravy (I used ready made canned gravy)
1 Cup of Chopped chicken (I used the food processor!)
1/2 Cup of Whole wheat flour
1/2 Cup of Cornmeal
1 Tablespoon of Margarine
1 Egg (to brush on cookies before baking)

Directions: 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix gravy, chicken and margarine in a large bowl. Slowly mix in the flour and cornmeal. Mix well. Roll out dough using a rolling pin. If dough is sticky add a very small amount of flour. Cut out shapes using a cookie cutter. I used a Corgi shaped cutter! Place on greased cookie sheet. In a small bowl beat egg. Brush egg on each cookie. This will add extra flavor and a pretty shine (not that your pup will care!). Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. That’s it!

Source: http://bunnyroobeagle.com/chickenandgravydogcookierecipe.html

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