Treat Your Pet to Their Own Holiday Feast
Pets have sensitive noses, and the smell of a turkey browning in the oven or a holiday ham roasting can send them into a tizzy. But human food isn’t always the best choice for pets. Robinson suggests doing your best to keep your pet away from the table while eating a festive meal.
“Wandering under the table leads to lots of sneaked snacks from well-meaning guests. Veterinarians get a lot of pancreatitis cases this time of year from animals consuming fatty foods, and the condition is painful for the pup,” she says.
Instead of giving your pets table scraps, prepare a special pet-approved holiday meal for them and serve it to them in their bowls. You can also buy your dog a special bone to snack on while the family eats their feast. Give your cat some of her favorite treats or let her entertain herself with some fresh catnip.
The holidays can be a stressful time for humans but it can also be hard on our pets. Make the season a little easier on your furry friends by making sure you are not neglecting them, giving them adequate attention, and spoiling them with new toys, treats, and extra love.