Your pet likes healthy snacks just like you, even vegetables, and you have to start them off early and encourage them to want the healthy snacks.
Prepackaged treats and snacks are sort of equivalent to candy, not a big deal if you give it to them once in a while but too much can put weight on and is not healthy.
Encourage your pet to eat their veggies rather than the treats and snacks and you’ll encourage them to love their veggies. These low calorie, low fat, vitamin and mineral packed treats are a good alternative to the packaged dog biscuits, etc.
Which Fruits And Vegetables Are Best And Which Are Not Safe For Pets?
Some plant foods are toxic to pets so you want to be familiar with which ones to avoid and even prevent access to. When unsure, do check with your vet to make sure that your planned treats won’t be harmful to your pet. Keep in mind that while dogs are omnivorous, and are more open to trying different kinds of foods, cats are carnivorous and are not just picky about what they eat; they are sometimes incapable of digesting some types of foods.
Here is a list of healthy treats that have been found to go over well with lots of pets, followed by a list of foods you should avoid!
- Apples – without seeds or core (apple seeds contain chemical compounds that are poisonous to animals)
- Watermelon – without seeds
- Frozen bananas
- Green beans
- Carrots – raw or cooked
- Sweet potato – cooked, cubed or mashed without butter or seasoning; regular potatoes are also good, but in limited amounts since they are high in sugar and can increase weight
- Squash, Zucchini
- Lettuce, Spinach
- Catnip or cat grass
- The Most Dangerous Foods For Dogs…
- Alcohol – can cause coma, dealth intoxication
- Avocado – contains persin; vomiting diarrhea
- Raisins currants – kidney failure
- Cooked bones – stomach lacerations
- Walnuts Macadamias – Nnervous system and muscle damage
- Onions Garlic – Blood cell damage, anemia
- Dairy – too much causes diarrhea
- Grapes – Kidney failure
- Mushrooms – some varieties can case shock and death
- Fatty Foods – too much can cause Pancreatitis
- Caffeine – vomiting diarrhea, toxic to heart and nervous system
- Xylitol, gum, candy, etc. – Liver failure, Hypoglycemia, Dealth
- Chocolate – Toxic to hear and nervous system, Death
- Medications, Tylenol, Advil, etc – Kidney failure, GI Ulcers
- (Additional People Foods To Avoid Feeding Your Pets)
If you think your pet ate something dangerous, Call Your Vet or
ASPCA Poison Control Hotline: (888) 426-4435 https://www.aspca.org
National Pet Poison Helpline: 855076407661 http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com
I so remember when Hans was on the Food Network Star’s 1st season and I was so excited that he was representing our small area of North Georgia. Then, not long after the show, he was diagnosed with stomach cancer and what a wild ride he, his family and our little town went through. Hans is definitely a STRONG man to have gone through all that he’s gone through and to have such a great attitude. I think highly of this man and truly appreciate him keeping the faith of our small town and what he’s done cooking wise and his beautiful Woodbridge Inn.
Per Hans: Facebook shared this memory today from 6 years ago when a brain infection threatened to remove me from this crazy ride. Doctors originally diagnosed it as cancer, but luckily Dr Cahill disagreed and the drama unfolded with a positive outcome. Doctors said I had a 2% chance of surviving the stomach cancer, but there is no number small enough to express the odds of surviving both massive brain infections.
Today I’m back at MD Anderson to share my story with others at their annual Survivors’ Conference…so important. It’s inspiring to hear how others have survived and thrived.
Gesundheit friends…be well and enjoy your health.
NOW OPEN: Wayside Animal Hospital at Foothills
For our Eastern Pickens and Big Canoe clients, we are excited to announce that we have opened up a 2nd location, Wayside Animal Hospital at Foothills, address is 280 Whitley Road S Marble Hill, GA 30148. Our office hours are Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00. We are located near the Big Canoe traffic circle at the corner of Cove Road and Whitley Road. Call now to schedule your appointment! 770-894-4233