Naughty &  Nice: A Holiday Survival Guide

Whether you eat Turkey or Tofurkey, keeping your pets safe this season should be at the forefront of your holiday plan. Why? Your pets are watching and waiting for the right moment to strike. To stay out of trouble, I have created a quick checklist of holiday foods you should and should not share, along with tips for a perfectly safe holiday.

                                    

Naughty

Bones (cooked), tofurkey, soy, caffeine, candy, chocolate, dairy (raw is ok), meat fat, grapes, gravy, mushrooms, macadamia nuts, nutmeg, onions, persimmon, pork, raisins, sage, walnuts, turkey skin, alcohol, hydrolyzed protein and dough.

Nice


Broccoli, sprouts, cauliflower, muscle or organ meat, pitted cherries, cored apples, asparagus, bananas, cranberries, raw dairy, cooked eggs or organic raw eggs, cooked deboned fish, oats, pasta, potatoes, pumpkin without nutmeg, root vegetables, spinach, sweet potatoes and yams (plain).

Keep in mind the size of your dog and the portions you are giving them. Think treat or snack sized. Be sure to tell your guests what your dogs are allowed to eat. My mother loves to drop food to my pugs when I am not looking.  Be safe and remember, green beans aren’t the same thing as green bean casserole!