Treats to give thanks for

By Connie Orcutt • Published: November 1st, 2013
Category: Animal Airwaves

When Thanksgiving rolls around, it’s important to remember the risks that some foods pose for pets. Fatty foods, chocolate, grapes, onions, sharp bones and certain nuts all fall in the danger zone. So how can your pet safely join in the celebration?

Raw veggies are treats for dogs, small mammals and birds. But remember, no avocados for your feathered friend. Even cats might be tempted by cooked veggies, like green beans, carrots, peas and sweet potatoes.

Boneless, skinless turkey can be cut up or pureed for your cat or dog. And boiled turkey giblets are a particularly yummy treat.

Cooked grains, like quinoa or rice, may also hit the spot. You can boost their flavor with natural juices or cooked pumpkin, apple or cranberries.

Most of all, don’t forget to give your buddy some one-on-one time during the day. Sometimes that’s the best treat of all!