The holidays are all about togetherness. What better way to spend time with your beloved pets than to share some special pet safe holiday snacks? Sky Canyon Animal Hospital hopes that you have a chance to try some of our favorite pet-friendly recipes:
Pawliday Treats for Dogs
During the holiday season, you need to be careful not to overfeed your pet. Gastrointestinal upset, pancreatitis, and even toxicity from items containing xylitol, chocolate, or onions are a concern.
If you make some smart choices, though, you can indulge your doggy safely this holiday season.
Some of our favorite pet safe holiday snacks include:
- Baked sweet potatoes
- Baked or raw apple or applesauce
- Low salt green beans (no butter or bacon please)
- Lean white meat (no skin or fat)
- Canned pumpkin
- A bite of cranberry sauce
- A cute themed store-bought treat
- Peanut butter and ginger snaps
- Snowflake shortbread cookies
- Sweet potato cut out cookies
Keep your individual pooch in mind when choosing a holiday treat and remember to give everything in moderation! Pups with a sensitive stomach might prefer a good holiday snuggle on the couch or a new toy instead.
Meowy Christmas Kitty Snacks
Kitties can be a little more finicky, but that doesn’t mean that they need to be excluded from pet-safe holiday treats. Try to treat your little lion to something special such as:
- Canned pumpkin
- A tiny taste of Cool Whip or whipped cream
- A bit of lean meat (no skin or fat please)
- Steamed or mashed sweet potato (no butter!)
- A little cranberry sauce
- Some holiday-themed crunchy treats
- Carrot and Catnip kitty treats
- Cheesy holiday cat treats
- A cute kitty treat Advent Calendar
A new scratching tower, a fun toy, or a snuggly bed can also be appreciated by more finicky felines.
Indulging your pet is a fun holiday tradition, but one you want to be sure that you go about safely. Read ingredients carefully and familiarize yourself with potential holiday pet toxins to avoid.
As always, if you have questions or concerns about how to safely treat your pet, don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here as your resource to care for your pet well during the holidays and the rest of the season as well. And don’t forget to let us know which holiday treat your pet(s) enjoy best. We would love to hear!