In our home we’re very thankful for our cats. They keep us company, they entertain us, and the sure make us laugh.
When my mom moved in with us she was afraid of cats. Now, she calls them to her so she can see them and entertain her. She also loves feeding them and playing with them as well. Her phone? It’s just like mine, full of cat pictures. Pinty showing his jelly belly, Lia playing with her fuzzy ball.
I’m super thankful as Thanksgiving approaches that my family is with me, safe, healthy, and especially for my adoring cats. We’re looking forward to gathering and enjoy getting together with family.
When we eat our food I’m always tempted to give my cats some of what we’re enjoying. But I ran across an article about Thanksgiving meals and pets where it lists some foods to avoid giving to our furry friends. I want all our pets to be safe so I’m sharing some tips on food to skip during holidays. Here it is.
Ham: Pork products can result in vomiting, diarrhea and even pancreatitis, which causes other digestive problems.
Stuffing: Onions and garlic are extremely toxic to dogs and cats, according to Dr. Evans. Since these items are included in most stuffing recipes, you should avoid giving any amount to pets.
Mashed potatoes: If it’s made with onion powder or garlic, don’t give it to you pet. Many animals are also lactose intolerance so the milk and butter in mashed potatoes can cause diarrhea.
Turkey bones: Aside from a choking risk, turkey bones can splinter and cause damage to the stomach and intestines. Dr. Evans also said bones can give our furry friends severe indigestion.
Salads with grapes or raisins: Grapes are potentially deadly, so keep waldorf salad and ambrosia away from dogs and cats.
Anything chocolate: This may seem like a no-brainer for experienced pet owners. But you may want to remind guests not to give animals a taste of chocolate desserts.
I hope this is helpful. Hope you enjoy a feast!
Have a Happy Thanksgiving and if you have other food tips please let us know! 😸😸