Don't forget your furry friends as you gather around the table this Thanksgiving and give thanks. As your focus is on family and friends your pet may feel a bit left out so a special treat or an extra hug would probably elicit licks or cuddles from your best four-legged friend(s). Just remember that the holidays aren't an excuse to break from tradition and serve your pet chocolate or other foods that might upset its sensitive stomach. However, there are some terrific good healthy Thanksgiving treats that are perfectly pet-safe and guaranteed to make your furry friend feel extra-thankful for such a thoughtful pet parent. Here are a few:
- Vegetables. Cooked vegetables like pumpkins, sweet potatoes, carrots, green beans, and peas are terrific options for cats and dogs.
- Turkey Treats. Skinless, boneless turkey is a great treat for most cats and dogs. And if you've ever wondered what to do with turkey giblets, try boiling them up for a yummy pet treat.
- Toys. If your pet is on a restricted diet or is sensitive to new food, pick out a toy that will make him feel special.