So how was your Thanksgiving? Did your pet or pets enjoy the festivities as much as you? Are they enjoying left overs with you? Thanksgiving leftovers can be a heartwarming experience for you as well as exciting for them, but you must to be aware of which Thanksgiving leftovers are pet friendly, and which ones should remain in your fridge and away from your pets’ food dish.
Below is a list of foods that can be safe for your pets to have in moderation. If your pet is trying some of these for the first time make sure that you start them off slowly, introducing them to something new can sometimes make them sick.
Foods Safe for your pet
- Cranberry Sauce: In most cases dogs can have cranberry sauce, but keep in mind it can make them a little hyper and has the potential of giving them an upset stomach if they’re not used to fruit or foods high in sugar. If you think that your dog may enjoy this try to give them a little cranberry sauce this holiday season, but start out slowly and see how your dog reacts. Cranberry sauce should also be safe for cats and potbellied pigs, but again, only in small portions. Did you know that cranberry extract is actually great to help prevent plaque buildup on your dogs and cats teeth? Cranberries are also a great way to promote urinary tract health in your pet.
- Green Beans: These are pet friendly and safe for cats, dogs, potbellied pigs and guinea pigs, green beans that are low in sodium (try using unsalted ones). Remember to keep in mind everything in moderation. As long as the green beans you have leftover this Thanksgiving don’t have anything extra added (no green bean casserole!) they are pet friendly Thanksgiving leftovers. Green beans are a great source of plant fiber for your pet. They are loaded with vitamin K, vitamin C, and manganese which are essential nutrients for their bodies. If your dog has a tendency to put on weight, then replacing some of her regular food with green beans is a great low calorie way to fill her up and help her maintain a healthy weight. Many dogs enjoy green beans frozen.
- Ice Cream (Dogs Only): While it is not a good idea to give your cat, guinea pig, potbellied pig, or any other common pet type ice cream this Thanksgiving, ice cream is safe for dogs to eat in small amounts. Try to avoid chocolate if possible. It isn’t good for your pet.
- Macaroni and Cheese (Dogs and Potbellied Pigs Only): As long as you don’t give you dog or potbellied pig too much macaroni and cheese, it is safe for them to eat on occasion.( not all the time)
- Mashed Potatoes: As long as you don’t add anything extra to your mashed potatoes (such as cheese, sour cream, or gravy) mashed potatoes should be safe for dogs, cats, and pigs. But again, remember portion control: don’t give them too much, and consider mixing a little bit of mashed potatoes into their dry food instead of giving them mashed potatoes by itself.
- Turkey: While leftover turkey can be safe for dogs, cats, and potbellied pigs, make sure that the turkey does not have any bones, and that any excess fat and the skin has been removed. Also be careful about portion control, not giving your pets — no matter how big they are — human sized portions of turkey. It will be very rich for them, and could cause them to be sick if given too much.
While you are allowing your pet to enjoy some of these wonderful left overs give them some A.M.P.FLORACEL ® to help aid their digestive tract.
How Does A.M.P. FLORACEL® Work?
A.M.P. FLORACEL® absorbs into your pet’s intestines and flows through their blood stream which can help distribute the nutrients throughout your pet’s body. Every bone, muscle, gland, tissue, and organ will begin to absorb their nutrients properly again. The healthy flora needs to thrive throughout your pet’s body. This coats areas of the digestive tract that are infected, hurt, inflamed and/or bleeding. The healing process can now begin. Researchers believe that 90% of all diseases begin in the digestive tract due to improper digestion, absorption and assimilation of nutrients.
In order for disorders and diseases of the digestive tract to recover, the immune system must be able to properly digest, absorb and assimilate nutrients. Without the proper absorption of these essential nutrients, the immune system is unable to ward off potential diseases and/or battle against existing conditions. The key to a healthy digestive system and a healthy immune system is the oral ingestion of A.M.P. FLORACEL® this holiday season!