While your guests are getting an “Olfactory High” from the turkey in the oven, with visions of green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie, your furbabies are salivating as well! Roving noses may be stuck to your leg during dinner, and it can be tempting to give in and slip pets a scrap or two from the Thanksgiving Meal. But chomping down rich, fatty foods can create a bad tummy-ache for Fido and Fluffy! A trip to the veterinary ER might take a bite out of your wallet as well! Pancreatitis and food poisoning are common upsets when pets eat from your menu of Thanksgiving delights.
Why not offer some great alternatives so that they too can feel part of the festivities? Each recipe below assures pet parent of a safe alternative to table scraps.
Blend 1/2 C pumpkin puree (Not Pumpkin PIE mix)+ 1/2C non-fat yogurt. Pour into 8 small paper cups. Refrigerate, freeze, or serve right away! Pumpkin is a great source of Vitamin A and fiber!
ROAST TURKEY PUFFS:
Blend 6 oz of cooked turkey + 1/2C chopped carrots + 1/2 C ground quinoa or oatmeal + a few tsp. water Roll into balls and place on a baking sheet. Bake at 400 º for 15 minutes Turkey is a great source of potassium and essential amino acids!
SWEET POTATO COOKIES:
Ingredients: 1 large cooked sweet potato + 1 large banana + 1/2 C quinoa or oat flour + 1/2 Tablespoon vegetable oil.
Preheat oven to 350º Mix together banana, sweet potato, and oil. Slowly add and mix in the flour. Drop by teaspoons onto a non-stick baking sheet. Flatten with the bottom of a drinking glass. Use more flour to prevent sticking. Sweet potatoes are high in Vitamins C and A, as well as antioxidants for good health!
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