Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, fun and usually too much food.
Your pets can certainly join with family and friends for fun. They can also enjoy some of the Thanksgiving treats, but others must be avoided.
Your dog can have a scrumptious Thanksgiving dinner if you choose from dishes that are good for him. Protein-rich turkey is great for your pet. Boneless portions of white meat with skin and fat removed are best.
Sweet potatoes may be on your menu. They are a great source of dietary fiber and vitamins B6 and C. Your holiday dish may be sugared and spiced, so share only a small helping with your dog.
Green beans are another good source of fiber and are rich in vitamins K and C. Many dogs enjoy them frozen. You may wish to substitute unseasoned frozen green beans for your holiday dish.
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The holidays can be a very stressful time for for pets and their owners.
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