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Posted on 11-08-2017
Holiday season is here! From a pet’s perspective, delicious opportunities abound when family and friends gather to feast during the holidays. Perhaps your pup is particularly talented with the sad dog eyes, and even likes to throw in the ever-adorable tilting of the head to one side? Or maybe you have a particularly food motivated cat who seems to know exactly how to manipulate you into offering him a piece of whatever you are eating? If you are one of those pet owners who feel your pets make it seemingly impossible to resist handing them something from the table, then this blog is for you! Today, we want to share what types of human foods our doctors would actually be OK with if they heard you were feeding it to your pets.
Let’s get something important out of the way before we go any further. There is a long list of reasons why you should not share your food with your pets. Surely you have heard some or all of these before:
This list leaves many pet owners wondering if there is anything they can share with their pets. Yes, in fact, there are some types of foods that can be shared – with some caveats.
Now, to get to why you have continued to read this blog…
While some pet owners embrace and happily stick to a “no human food for pets” plan, other owners feel like they want to find some things they can share with their pets. We checked in with Lawndale Veterinary Hospital’s veterinarians to see what foods they feel like are OK for pets to get from time to time.
Here is what they said:
So, if you have been hoping to offer your pet something from the table this holiday season, make sure it fits in with the suggestions above. Or, if you ever have a question about what you can offer your pets - feel free to give us a call!
Author: Dr. Clarissa Noureddine, DVM, MS, MS
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