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Food Do’s & Dont’s for your pooches this holiday!

That cute little puppy face! How can I resist giving him even “a little” bite?

Through the holidays this can be a problem for your pooch. Read up on foods that are a YES or a

NO forthose little beggars!

 

YES’s

Eggs – as they are fully cooked. Cooked eggs are a wonderful source of protein and can help an upset stomach.

Turkey – another good protein but be sure to remove excess fat and skin from the meat and don’t forget to check for bones; poultry bones can splinter during digestion, causing blockage or even tears in the intestines.

Cheese – go for low-fat varieties like cottage cheese or mozzarella.

Peanut butter – excellent source of protein for dogs. It contains heart-healthy fats, vitamins B and E and niacin.

Chicken – if your dog requires extra protein in his diet, cooked, unseasoned chicken is an easy addition to his regular food.

Carrots – This vegetable is low in calories and high in fiber and vitamins. Plus, crunching on carrots can be good for dogs’ teeth. A great snack option!

Green Beans – are a good choice that will load dogs up with iron and vitamins. Make sure to feed your dog only fresh beans or canned ones with no added salt.

 

No’s

Chocolate – this is not just an old wives’ tale. Chocolate contains a very toxic substance called methylxanthines, which are stimulants that stop a dog’s metabolic process. Even just a little bit of chocolate, especially dark chocolate, can cause diarrhea and vomiting. A large amount can cause seizures, irregular heart function, and even death.
Grapes and raisins – while this fruit is nutritious for you, it’s toxic to dogs and can cause kidney failure.
Alcohol – even drinking a small amount of alcohol can result in significant intoxication for a dog, which can lead to vomiting, seizures and even death.

Sandra Greaney | Country Line Magazine

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