How to safely treat your pet to a Thanksgiving meal

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Your pets are just as excited when the Thanksgiving meal comes out as you are (maybe more so). If you're like us, you love to give your best furry friend bites from your plate - but when it comes to Thanksgiving you should probably avoid it. Common ingredients like raisins, nutmeg and chocolate are toxic for pets. Plus all the butter and seasonings in most dishes can cause upset stomachs or worse in pets. 

Instead consider putting aside a few cooked and unflavored ingredients to give your pet while enjoying Thanksgiving. Here are a few pet safe items your bff is sure to love. 

Carrots - are a great low-calorie snack that has lots of fiber and beta-carotene (produces vitamin A). Added bonus: crunching on carrots is great for your dogs teeth. So feel free to leave them raw or steam them for a softer texture. 

Apples - Are full of vitamins A and C, as well as good fiber. Making them the perfect sweet treat for your dog. 

Sweet Potato - Another great source of fiber, as well as vitamin B6, vitamin C, and beta-carotene. 

Canned Pumpkin (without seasoning) - This vegetable is great for digestion as well as your dog's skin and coat. 

Green Beans - has a balanced mix of fiber, manganese, and vitamins C & K. Steam or flash cook for the perfect crunchy snack for your pet. 

We hope you and your loved ones enjoy this holiday season safely with your best furry friends. 

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